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New NHPCO video encourages public on Advance Care Planning

Alexandria, VA (NHPCO) April 12, 2017 It is the 10th Anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day – a movement to encourage people across the U.S. to learn more about advance care planning. In honor of NHDD, the National Hospice and…

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Upcoming Webinar on Trauma-Informed End-of-Life Care

NHPCO is offering a Webinar on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET that will explore the ways that past experiences with psychological trauma impact the end of life and how hospice and… The NHPCO Updater dives into…

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What Disney’s Moana teaches us about Hospice

Alexandria, VA (NHPCO Updater) April 4, 2017 by Edo Banach, CEO At first blush, the new Disney movie, Moana, has nothing to do with hospice. Yet as I was watching the movie a second time with my 6 year old…

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Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act Introduced!

Washington, DC (Hospice Action Network) March 21, 2017 by Karen Davis Earlier this month, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R, KS-2) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D, CA-5) introduced the Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act (H.R. 1284). In rural and other medically…

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MedPAC Releases March Report to Congress

Alexandria, VA (NHPCO Updater) March 21, 2017 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission released its annual March report to Congress on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The hospice chapter begins with an updated snapshot of the hospice industry. According to MedPAC, 1.38…

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MedPAC Releases March Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission released its annual March report to Congress on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The hospice chapter begins with an updated snapshot of the hospice industry…. The NHPCO Updater dives into issues on regulatory, advocacy, quality, research,…

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NHPCO clarifies the role of the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor

NHPCO Updater – March 14, 2017 Many hospice providers have asked for clarification about the role of the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor. What follows is some basic information about SMRC. As the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC), StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC has…

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New NHPCO leader Edo Banach reviews their organizational values

Alexandria, VA (NHPCO Updater) March 7, 2017 by Edo Banach As I begin my tenure working with you and for you at NHPCO, National Hospice Foundation, and the Hospice Action Network, it seems fitting to reflect on the guiding values…

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“Culture” + “Curiosity” = Culturosity®

A Desire to Learn about and Interact with Different Cultures 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…

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Why is HMDCB physician certification important to Hospice providers?

Alexandria, VA (NHPCO Updater) February 14, 2017 According to Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD HMDC, a Physician at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL, “The HMDCB certification program is an important avenue to establishing one’s expertise in the administrative and…

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