Make a Difference with a Hospice Care Business
Starting a hospice agency is not only a rewarding investment but it also provides a multitude of benefits – both professional and personal. Along with the clinical aspects of care, a hospice agency reaches out to patients and families during their most challenging time of need. A hospice agency provides compassionate assistance for patients and families in need of psycho-social and spiritual support. As an owner of your hospice business, you’ll provide the comfort and loving care for people in need.
The dramatic growth in our geriatric population along with improved Medicare reimbursement guidelines have skyrocketed the need for hospice care. With our hospice business knowledge and experience, we can assure your ability to obtain a hospice business license and Medicare accreditation. We are the experts in clinical and operational requirements needed to maximize your organization’s performance. Let us help you open your home hospice agency. Call and talk with one of our fully qualified hospice consultants today.
We have more than 100 years of combined experience establishing hospice home care agencies throughout the country. With this experience we provide our clients with the knowledge that enables them to operate a successful, compliant home hospice agency. As a result, all of our agencies have successfully completed their Medicare accreditation surveys.
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Completion of required state licensing applications and federal Medicare applications
State specific customized policy and procedure manuals plus all operational materials
Hands-on assistance with completion of accrediting body’s self-study or preliminary evidence report
Assistance with office set-up and staff selection
Complete orientation and competency program
Contract templates and guidance with securing required contracts
Development of quality assurance – including tools for monitoring and tracking
Bereavement and volunteer development programs
On-site visits for pre-licensure survey and accreditation survey preparation
Four full days of intense, off-site training. This includes Hospice 101, Day to Day Operations, Leadership Training, Clinical Documentation, Medicare Accreditation, Coding/Billing, and more
Experienced resources needed for agency operations
Strategic financial planning -including education on Cap allowance & calculations
Understanding capitalization reports, P&L reports, staff utilization, and cost reports
Personal account manager and clinical liaison available as needed for consultation and coaching
Lifetime Access to our A Heart for Hospice Conference.
Advanced education resources; including access to our exclusive hospice portal and educational videos
Setup of your Incorporation or LLC, Tax ID and NPI Number for your hospice care business (you choose your hospice care business name. We are not a hospice care franchise, this is your hospice care business!)
Civil Rights Package Development
Completion of your customized, state specific hospice care policy and procedure manuals, in compliance with state and CHAP Accrediting Body standards as well as all of the forms and documents required for your new hospice care business startup including Administrative Policies, Infection Control Policies, Patient Care Policies, Safety Management Policies, Personnel Policies, Emergency Disaster Policies, Financial Management Policies, Bio-Waste Polices, Job Descriptions, Quality Assurance Improvement Plan, Committee Minutes, Performance Evaluations, Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Patient Admission Packet, Patient Information Booklet, Admission Forms, Advanced Directives, Human Resource Documents, Personnel File Sections, 24 Hospice Care In-Services, and any other policies your state requires (hospice care policies are state specific).
1 thumb drive containing all of the Forms, Manuals, Guides and Marketing Materials necessary to start a hospice care business.
Detailed list of hospice care business resources.
Complete admission packet including patient information booklets, admission forms and advance directives.
Complete setup of your human resource department, including personnel files, competency evaluations, job descriptions, performance evaluations, in-service education guides and all other forms required for the hospice care business to be operational.
Completion of your state hospice care business license application package including all required forms and documents.
Assistance with your state hospice care license survey (hospice care license assurance!)
Completion of any plan of correction required by the state resulting from their hospice care license inspection
Completion of your hospice care certification and hospice care accreditation if required (accreditation assurance!)
Personalized website for your new hospice care business startup to thrive on the world wide web and reach an infinite number of people searching for home care businesses in your community. A web presence provides a dual function providing leads for your hospice care business and assisting with branding
SEO (search engine optimization) Program available. This will help your hospice care business to achieve first page presence on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing
Access to our online Training Academy and Intranet Portal for your hospice care business and its employees. Includes, but is not limited to hospice care business training materials, marketing and advertising materials, interactive forum, networking (network with our entire database of existing hospice care businesses), 24 hour message board, etc
Access to our LIVE Hospice Care University Hospice Care Business Training. Includes three full 8 hour days of live hospice care business training. Our hospice care business training is ongoing and available to your home hospice agency employees for the lifetime of your hospice care business. This means your hospice care employees can attend as often as you would like at no additional cost
Weekly webinars on topics such as:
- Preparing for your Licensing Inspection
- Business Development
- Choices for your Agency
- Ethical Issues
- Branding your business
- Patient Care / Documentation
- Human Resources
- Marketing Strategies
- Infection Control
- Employment Protocols
- Patient Resources
1000 customized home care business cards matching your hospice care business brochure will help to assure your hospice care business and its brand are recognized (you own the design file).
We are proud to offer several Veterans Hospice Care Patient Resource and Support Programs. Our agencies have access to this patient resource opportunity for veterans and their surviving spouses. Approximately 1 out of 3 seniors across the nation will qualify. This program is available through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits are paid for assistance with activities of daily living. An estimated two million wartime veterans or their widows are eligible for the “Aid & Attendance” pension to help pay for hospice care. We’ve successfully helped over a thousands of our hospice care agencies enroll in this program. Many of which have added approximately 30 veteran clients per year by enrolling in our veteran’s program. The VA values our commitment in partnership and our pledge to care for those who have served our country. We have several support and service options designed with your agency’s ability to provide hospice services in mind.
Marketing Programs and Presentations for Patient Resources designed to gain client leads quickly after you start your hospice care business. These programs and presentations target patient resource source opportunities that are not often sought after by hospice care agencies. They include the following:
- Hospital Discharge Planners
- Neurology Offices
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Oncology Offices
- Cardiology Offices
- Discharge Planners
- Gastroenterology Offices
Quickbooks Training & access to low cost technical support for your new hospice care business
Access to the same home care business software used by most home care franchise companies at less than half of the retail cost. State-of-the-art cloud based software system to run your entire agency from your iphone, ipad, computer referral tracking, caregiver HR, client scheduling, client profile, caregiver time tracking via GPS on smart phone app, family portal (so family can login and see what has been going on in the home each day), send texts to all caregivers regarding new jobs with one click, and much more! Save countless hours and reduce the need for a lot of office staff.
Billing guidance for your new hospice care business
Lifetime hospice care business training means that anytime you need hospice care consulting, have questions or have staff that require training, we are available to assist you at no additional cost. We will review the all clinical aspects of your agency. Admitting patients, review policies, referrals. We cover all bases. 21st Century’s Home Hospice Business Startup Process trains you and your staff to understand how to obtain new clients, marketing, medical and emergency scenarios and many other topics