More civil monetary penalties for misuse of GIP level care expected.

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Highlights from: The End of the GIP Building Era by Sue Lyn Schramm, MA, on NHPCO Updater The OIG study released in March this year was titled, “Hospices Inappropriately Billed Medicare for $250 Million for General Inpatient Care.” Only in…

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For Virginia's Hospice... Dr. Orms to continue as Medical Director - Teague Chronicle

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Teague Chronicle, 9/22/16 Virginia’s Hospice is a small, family-owned Hospice company that was started by Virginia Yap, RN. Virginia worked as a Hospice nurse for 20 years where she raised her son and daughter as hospice volunteers. With Hospice care…

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NHPCO’s strategic plan includes hospice care for African American communities

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excerpts from: Learn About Your Options…Before a Health Crisis Hits by Cozzie M. King, Monday, September 26, 2016 NHPCO’s strategic plan includes expanding hospice and palliative care access to African American communities where a disparity of care exists. This year…

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Washington hotel manager raises cash for baby hospice - Sunderland Echo

Washington hotel manager raises cash for baby hospiceSunderland EchoWearside hotel manager Michaela Tipp ran through the pain barrier to raise hundreds of pounds for the funding of care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Michaela, 26, manager of…

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BRANDI RUSS: Hospice care for dying patients - SCNow

BRANDI RUSS: Hospice care for dying patientsSCNowSome of us can handle it and some of us cannot. In the early 1900s, people were raised around death. Multiple family units lived under one roof, and death was dealt with as a…

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Washington hotel manager raises cash for baby hospice - Sunderland Echo

Washington hotel manager raises cash for baby hospiceSunderland EchoWearside hotel manager Michaela Tipp ran through the pain barrier to raise hundreds of pounds for the funding of care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Michaela, 26, manager of…

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Lantern release honors late hospice patients - Pendleton Times-Post

Lantern release honors late hospice patientsPendleton Times-PostPENDLETON — About 40 people from about a dozen families left the Community Building in Falls Park Thursday, Sept. 15, and headed out into a clearing where there were no trees immediately overhead. That…

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Preferred Hospice expands bereavement support - Daily Journal Online

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Daily Journal Online Preferred Hospice expands bereavement supportDaily Journal OnlinePreferred Hospice has hired Tammie Lambert as part of their bereavement staff in their effort to expand bereavement services to patients’ families and the community at large. Lambert has spent more…

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IOOF Home receives Hospice of North Iowa Compassion Award - Mason City Globe Gazette

IOOF Home receives Hospice of North Iowa Compassion AwardMason City Globe GazetteMASON CITY — The IOOF Home received the “Hospice of North Iowa Compassion” award in a presentation made Tuesday by the Mercy Hospice of North Iowa Board of Directors.…

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Sail Away ... - Noozhawk

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Sail Away …NoozhawkFrom left, Bob Young, commodore; Francie Lufkin, staff commodore and Santa Barbara Yacht Club charity regatta committee chair; Lynda Tanner, Visiting Nurse … and more

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GUEST VIEW: Timelier hospice care benefits patients, caregivers, families - Niagara Gazette

GUEST VIEW: Timelier hospice care benefits patients, caregivers, familiesNiagara GazetteAs a Niagara Hospice volunteer I have had the opportunity and privilege to visit more than 2,000 patients and family members over the last seven and a half years. During many…

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KUNA : Kuwait children's hospice to be honored by GCC - Human ... - Kuwait News Agency

KUNA : Kuwait children’s hospice to be honored by GCC – Human …Kuwait News AgencyKUWAIT, Sept 23 (KUNA) — The GCC Social Affairs Council will honor Kuwait’s Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice as a leading social action enterprise in 2016, ……

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Sail Away at Charity Regatta - Noozhawk

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Sail Away at Charity RegattaNoozhawkFrom left, Bob Young, commodore; Francie Lufkin, staff commodore and Santa Barbara Yacht Club charity regatta committee chair; Lynda Tanner, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care president and…

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Dannell Stuart Joins Board of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Allison Hopkins Named to Team

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care has announced the addition of Dannell Stuart to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors. Stuart is a partner and director of business development at Mission Wealth Management LLC. She has been living and working in…

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The Ugly Face of Profiteering in Hospice Care—For-Profit Effects on the Field

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By MELINDA CROSBY | September 20, 2016 In 2014, the Washington Post ran an investigative report entitled “The Business of Dying,” which documented the ways in which the for-profit incursion into the hospice business was fueling massively increased Medicare costs…

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Are Hospice Providers Misleading Medicare Patients? - Bloomberg BNA

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Sep 20, 2016 / by James Swann There’s no doubting the value of hospice care. It can provide aid and comfort for terminally ill patients and ease the strain on their families. However, it seems some hospice providers may not…

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Schneidmiller Realty owner gives $1M to Hospice to honor parents - The Spokesman-Review (blog)

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The Spokesman-Review (blog) Schneidmiller Realty owner gives $1M to Hospice to honor parentsThe Spokesman-Review (blog)Gary Schneidmiller has given $1 million to Hospice of North Idaho in memory of his parents, Mannie and Gladys Schneidmiller. (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) (Www.bigpixr.com Huender).…

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Hospice Nurse and End of Life Advocate Suzanne B. O'Brien to Offer ... - MENAFN.COM

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Suzanne B. O”Brien R.N. and Founder of Doulagivers Live Doulagivers Training for Level 1 Community Outreach Program in Weston, CT Sep. 24th 1-6 pm. I have always made the analogy of a new life coming into this world with a…

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Serenity Hospice and Home awarded - Rochelle News Leader

Serenity Hospice and Home awardedRochelle News LeaderOREGON – Serenity Hospice and Home recently announced they have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®for Home/Hospice Care Accreditationby demon-strating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of …

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Medline Awarded Distribution Agreement with Wisconsin Hospice ... - Business Wire (press release)

Medline Awarded Distribution Agreement with Wisconsin Hospice …Business Wire (press release)The Wisconsin Hospice Collaborative recently awarded Medline a distribution agreement that will offer clinical expertise and competitive pricing on es. and more

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Hospice Nurse and End of Life Advocate Suzanne B. O'Brien to Offer End of Life Community Training in Weston, CT. - MENAFN.COM

Hospice Nurse and End of Life Advocate Suzanne B. O’Brien to Offer End of Life Community Training in Weston, CT.MENAFN.COM(MENAFN Press) Hospice Nurse and End of Life Advocate Suzanne B. O”Brien to Offer End of Life Community Training in Weston,…

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Are Hospice Providers Misleading Medicare Patients? | Bloomberg ... - Bloomberg BNA

Are Hospice Providers Misleading Medicare Patients? | Bloomberg …Bloomberg BNAThere’s no doubting the value of hospice care. It can provide aid and comfort for terminally ill patients and ease the strain on their families. However, it seems … and more

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE … The NHPCO Updater dives into issues on regulatory, advocacy, quality, research, education and training in the hospice industry. For more information visit http://www.nhpco.org. Look out for our Podcast in the iTunes…

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Titusville hospice chaplain, associate pastor accused of having sex with teen - WFTV Orlando

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WFTV Orlando Titusville hospice chaplain, associate pastor accused of having sex with teenWFTV OrlandoTITUSVILLE, Fla. – An associate pastor is accused of having sex with 17-year-old he met on social media, West Melbourne police said. The First Christian Church is…

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THE BIG THREE… Hospice EMR Features Your Business Goes Bust Without

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It’s 2016 and technology’s here to stay. Though you may have been successful managing your hospice on paper (or with a sub-par EMR) for years, the ever-increasing promise of surveys (replete with penalties and failed reimbursements) require that you get…

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STAR - Survey of Team Attitudes and Relationships

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NHPCO Provider Members: Does your hospice use STAR? Employees play a fundamental role in the success of any organization and astute administrators recognize the value in a stable and committed… The NHPCO Updater dives into issues on regulatory, advocacy, quality,…

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Ex-head of Pennsylvania hospice faces insurance fraud term - Lexington Herald Leader

  Ex-head of Pennsylvania hospice faces insurance fraud term Lexington Herald Leader A woman who formerly headed a suburban Pittsburgh hospice faces sentencing on a health care fraud charge accusing her of using patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect…

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September 21st is World Alzheimers Day; Researchers Predict Coming Surge

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The number of people with dementia will almost double every 20 years across the world, researchers predicted today. More than 35 million people worldwide will have dementia in 2010, according to the 2009 World Alzheimer’s Report from Alzheimer’s Disease International…

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Medline Awarded Distribution Agreement with Wisconsin Hospice Collaborative - Business Wire (press release)

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  Medline Awarded Distribution Agreement with Wisconsin Hospice Collaborative Business Wire (press release) MUNDELEIN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an effort to improve purchasing power, expand operational efficiencies, and ultimately enhance their supply chain operations, a group of five non-profit hospice providers known…

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Hospice Racing: Terminally ill patient offers hope during Banana Belt Race - Mountain Mail Newspaper

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  Hospice Racing: Terminally ill patient offers hope during Banana Belt Race Mountain Mail Newspaper Competitors in the Banana Belt Race take off from the F Street bridge Saturday. Fifty-eight bikers competed in the 26-mile race, with Nick Gould winning…

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Rathbone to retire as Hospice CEO; Ayres named as replacement – Oneonta Daily Star

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Oneonta Daily Star Rathbone to retire as Hospice CEO; Ayres named as replacement Lola Rathbone, president and chief executive officer of Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, announced she will retire in 2017 after 25 years of service, according to…

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Photos of Haven Hospice patients, families in Jacksonville touching hands preserve memories - Florida Times-Union

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Florida Times-Union Photos of Haven Hospice patients, families in Jacksonville touching hands preserve memoriesFlorida Times-UnionMichelle K. Smith takes a photo of the hands of Ed Cheshire, his sister Eveline and his wife Stephanie. Haven Hospice’s Legacy Project provides complimentary, professional…

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Hospice appeal nets nurse | News | Hook Herald - Hook Herald

  Hospice appeal nets nurse | News | Hook Herald Hook Herald PHYLLIS Tuckwell’s ‘Night Nurse’ appeal has raised almost £34000 – enough for the charity to recruit a new nurse to enable it to care for more patients in…

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