December 8, 2015

Unity Hospice of Western Illinois Earns Deficiency-Free Rating on Medicare Survey

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois, located in Rochelle, Ill., announced this week that it has received a deficiency-free rating on its regulatory survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

A deficiency-free survey from CMS is acquired by providing excellent patient care, establishing exceptional daily operations and providing proficient clinical and administrative documentation.

CMS program audits are designed to evaluate all Medicare Advantage Organization’s (MAO) internal compliance operations. CMS Audits have served as an effective tool for the agency to identify issues that impact beneficiaries. Attaining a deficiency-free audit, as Unity Hospice has, stems from ongoing audit preparedness and internal compliance monitoring at all times.

CMS is required by federal regulation to conduct program audits every three years.

“We are very pleased to have achieved a zero deficiency audit by Medicare,” stated Administrator Carla Humphreys. “It proves that we are highly invested in the way we deliver our patient care, and we remain committed to providing the best service in the region.”

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.

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