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Hospice Aides & Medicare


Overview & Objectives

This module serves as a reference for hospice aides to become familiar with the hospice regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) in the Conditions of Participation (CoP). It focuses on section §418.76 which outlines the CMS requirements for hospice aides, as well as additional sections of the CoPs pertaining to hospice aides as members of the interdisciplinary team. It includes an introduction to Medicare guidelines for hospice aides, training and education, assignments and duties, and the supervision of a registered nurse. The learning objectives for this module include:

  • Review section §418.76 of the Conditions of Participation
  • Define hospice training and education for aides
  • Describe the responsibilities of the hospice aide
  • Review responsibilities of the registered nurse and hospice aides
  • Review additional CoP sections that apply to hospice aides as an interdisciplinary team member


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise:  Which CoP Applies?
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance