Accidents and fraud can cost a hospice facility loss of reputation and money, but a hospice business liability program can help. The kind of care provided is important to patients near the end of their life and the family and friends caring for them. Here is a look at what care types a hospice needs to cover and what issues liability coverage can handle.
Some of the care provided at a hospice include pain management, equipment and medical assistant, family coaching and bereavement care. Each of these require interaction between employees or volunteers and patients or family members. Protecting these interactions means the facility saves money and its patients trust it more.
Some issues liability coverage handles include accidents, negligence, fraud and false accusations. Specifically, coverage for slips and falls, data breaches, billing fraud and HIPAA violations. While a facility doesn’t hope for these things to happen, it’s important to be prepared. A hospice business liability program covers eventualities such as these and more.
A hospice facility needs liability coverage to better protect itself from legal and medical costs. Offering this protection builds trust between the facility, its workers and those who receive its care. Every aspect of hospice care is important and protecting it should be one of the goals of such a facility.