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Latest Hospice care in the United States Stories

2014-03-25 23:35:31

Read the CellTrak published case study regarding Canon Hospice documenting at the point of care on mobile devices. Schaumburg, IL and Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Canon Hospice serves a 150 mile radius from Baton Rouge, the Northshore of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to provide comfort care for Hospice patients. When, originally created, the founders decided to create a program that offered the hospice philosophy at home and on an inpatient...

2014-03-24 12:31:01

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While hospice care can be requested by anyone, a patient's physician remains a key resource where authority, trust and expertise can make all the difference in making a hospice referral a timely, supportive and beneficial experience for both patient and family. For this reason, Mike Ferris, Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, tells hospice teams, and specifically those working in sales, to examine each physician's feelings about...

2014-03-24 12:30:12

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to hospice care, "making it easy" for patients and families requires vigilant attention to an admission process that is facing both internal and industry pressure to "get it right" the first time. Julia Maroney, RN, and Ruth KV Recchia, RN, work with hospice teams across the nation to help them understand the current environment of scrutiny, and to implement best practices for the admission process with 3 goals in mind: improving...

2014-03-24 12:30:10

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When a patient is referred for hospice services, several people and organizations are typically involved in a flurry of activity to support the admission process. In order for this process to work effectively, Katherine Northcutt, RN, says that the referral and admission process must focus on communication and a sense of urgency to provide the patient with an experience that eliminates common barriers to care. On the business side, the...

2014-03-24 12:24:57

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regardless of where a hospice may be located, its size, referral volume or available technology, best practices in the management and support of terminally ill patients are the same. Cost report reform also applies equally to hospice organizations in every market throughout the nation, because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed new requirements to ensure that accurate and complete information is collected...

2014-03-19 23:23:56

Controversy About End-of-Life Care to Be Examined by Policy and Media Professionals Washington (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 On March 25, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) will hold a panel discussion to review questions recently raised about the appropriate length of stay in hospice care. “The Right Care at the Right Time: An Open Conversation About Hospice Length of Stay” will feature leading experts in hospice policy and a health care editor of a nationally...

2014-03-18 23:21:03

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredits The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) with Commendation Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., and its related research and training affiliate The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., (“The Institute”) is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Continuing...

2014-03-18 20:22:10

Hospice Community applauds study of care model that may increase hospice access ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's President and CEO J. Donald Schumacher released the following statement on today's announcement from Secretary Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Medicare Care Choices Model. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110105/DC25260LOGO "On behalf of NHPCO and our...

2014-03-16 23:03:32

The Joint Commission, a national accreditation agency that evaluates health care organizations, today announced that The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., America’s first hospice, established in 1974 – has been awarded certification by The Joint Commission as the first certified palliative care teaching hospital-hospice in the nation. Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 The Joint Commission is a national accreditation body that seeks to continuously improve the quality of health care...

2014-03-14 12:29:03

NHPCO Voices Concern for Flawed Recommendation ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is opposed to the recent recommendation by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to "carve-in" the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) for Medicare Advantage (MA) participants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110105/DC25260LOGO In its March 2014 report to Congress, MedPAC recommended that Medicare...