Hospice & Medicare

Legacy Therapy – a growing Form of Palliative Care

(Advisory Board) June 21, 2017 Legacy therapy is a growing form of palliative care that encourages aging or terminally ill patients to share their stories in a way that can be captured for their friends and families, Sammy Caiola writes…

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Multifaceted Role of the Nurse Navigator includes Palliative and Supportive Care

(Oncology Nurse Advisor) June 17, 2017 by Joyce Pagan Nurse navigators are well-suited to provide effective palliative and supportive care that improves quality of life for both the patient and the family, a presentation at the 2017 Oncology Nurse Advisor…

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Home-based palliative care gaining popularity

(AARP) by Kim Hayes Palliative care can improve patient satisfaction, cut health care costs and even extend life for seriously ill patients. Realizing that seriously ill patients often do better when they can stay in their own homes and receive…

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Emergency Preparedness Webinar by NAHC and FSA

(NAHC.org) May 30, 2017 Beginning in November 2017 all Medicare and Medicaid providers – including home health and hospice agencies – must meet a host of complex new requirements designed to ensure they have the necessary planning in place to…

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Palliative Care: How to handle conversations about End-of-Life Care

(gponline.com) May 30, 2017 by Dr. Pete Nightingale As a GP, you are likely to have had many patients in your care with a life-limiting condition, or who are approaching the end of their life. Speaking honestly about death with…

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Assisted Living Hospice Care, HCBS, Medicaid listed in OIG’s 2017 Compendium

(McKnightSeniorLiving.com) May 22, 2017 by Lois A. Bowers Assisted living hospice care, Medicaid personal care services, home- and community-based services waiver programs and Medicaid data are four topics that made the top 25 list included in the Health and Human…

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CMS Proposes FY 2018 Update to Medicare Hospice Payment Rules; Solicits Ideas for Hospice Program Improvements – Lexology (registration)

Lexology (registration) CMS Proposes FY 2018 Update to Medicare Hospice Payment Rules; Solicits Ideas for Hospice Program ImprovementsLexology (registration)CMS has published a proposed rule to establish fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare hospice reimbursement rates, update hospice quality programs, and request…

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How does hospice affect Medicare costs? – mySanAntonio.com

How does hospice affect Medicare costs?mySanAntonio.comAs a certified case manager and critical care unit RN, I am advising adult children who are desperately seeking advice for their parents that are closing in on end of life issues. Those that have…

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Saint Alphonsus home health and hospice agency cited for ‘systemic failures’ – Idaho Statesman

Idaho Statesman Saint Alphonsus home health and hospice agency cited for ‘systemic failures’Idaho StatesmanSaint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is a partner in a local home-health and hospice business. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com. By Audrey Dutton. adutton@idahostatesman.com · LinkedIn ·…

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16 People Charged in Frisco Texas Hospice $60M Medicare Fraud

Frisco, TX (Lighthouse News Daily) March 2, 2017 By Barbara Mast According to the U.S attorney’s office in the Northern District of Texas, the owner of a hospice based in Frisco and his wife, as well as 14 other people…

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