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2014-09-19 12:25:03

Hospice provisions added to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) will create increased transparency within the hospice community. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation which includes hospice integrity provisions that are backed by the hospice community. The National...

2014-09-11 23:02:15

The Pet Calendar spotlights the Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind© program. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 They say having an animal as a companion adds years to one’s life. This is definitely the case for Ossabaw Island’s matriarch, Eleanor (Sandy) West and her dog, Toby, who are featured in Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar. From the point of view of Toby the Jack Russell, he shares how proud he is that his mom, West, is 102 years old. A Hospice Savannah nurse...

2014-07-15 23:07:08

Experienced Hospice Physician Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD Leading New Service Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Hospice physicians and CEOs now have access to a range of services designed to support the unique needs of hospice physicians. Weatherbee’s Physician Advisory Services provides the information, coaching, and support needed to ensure that hospice physicians are able to focus on caring for patients and families while maintaining quality and compliance. Hospice physicians face...

2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...

2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-06-25 12:25:10

NHPCO's Offers Guidance to Help People Make a Choice about a Hospice Provider ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (http://www.nhpco.org) recommends that people learn more about hospice (http://www.momentsoflife.org/what-hospice) as an important option before they are faced with a...

2014-06-13 08:24:26

HAMDEN, Conn., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, home care and hospice are emerging as some of the most fertile ground on the healthcare landscape for accelerated integration to improve quality and reduce costs. According to Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants, these mostly "out-of-hospital" care delivery models are gaining more attention from hospitals and health networks, who continue to forge ahead in developing systems of care that will...

2014-05-29 23:17:34

Innovative solution solves operational challenges Schaumburg, IL and Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Hospice of Cincinnati is an early adopter of technology designed to improve efficiency, remove variability and improve care. With a census of more than 650 patients every day, Hospice of Cincinnati is widely recognized as an industry leader in hospice care. Ninety percent of their patient care is provided in the home or the place the patient calls home. Covering four counties in...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-14 23:01:09

The improved market reach and combined expertise and resources of the two health care companies will increase their abilities to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions. Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care, a regional leader of home care and home health solutions for seniors throughout Oregon and Washington, announced it has acquired XL Hospice, a leading provider of hospice, primary care, and palliative care...


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