The Clinician’s Guide to the New Conditions of Participation:
Part 1: Introduction to Patient Rights

By Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O of J.I.D. Consulting and Coding

Successfully complying with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) requires alignment between both the administrative and clinical sides of your home health business. Clinicians need to be well-informed about how the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) affect the care your agency provides.

Whether you're an administrator looking to support staff education, or a clinician busy with patient care, this tip sheet is for you.

Home health clinical expert Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O developed this helpful guide to break down the complexities of the new patient rights standards included in the CoPs. This tip sheet is part one in our new, ongoing series, The Clinician’s Guide to the New Conditions of Participation.

Read to learn about these 6 new standards:
1. Notice of Rights

2. Exercise of Rights
3. Rights of the Patient
4. Transfer and Discharge
5. Investigation of Complaints
6. Accessibility

Download this tip sheet to better understand clinicians' vital role in CoPs compliance! 


About the Author

Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-OJill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O is a senior-level home health executive with progressive management experience in home health. Jill was co-owner and administrator of a home health agency with more than 350 patients, a position in which she served from 2005 to February of 2012. Jill is certified as a home care coding and OASIS specialist, and is an accomplished nurse with 33 years of experience as a home health administrator, home health director of nursing, and nurse consultant for home health.

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