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2011-03-07 08:18:00

NHPCO releases data showing devastating impact of cuts ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent study focusing on the projected margins of the hospice community found that, as a result of two recent cuts to Medicare reimbursement, the first regulatory and the second statutory, the overall median Medicare profit margin for the hospice community could decrease from 2 percent in 2008 to -14 percent by 2019. Further, analysis concludes that 88 percent of...

2010-12-21 00:01:47

CellTrak Technologies and Bristol Hospice's roll out of the real time point of care solution has provided benefits to everyone who touches the CellTrak service. From the field staff to the schedulers and administrators they all have gained a benefit by knowing that cellular automation at the point of care helps deliver better patient outcomes. Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 CellTrak Technologies and Bristol Hospice's roll out of the real time point of care solution has provided...

2010-12-07 11:23:00

Hospice brings compassion, dignity and hope to people nearing life's end ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some people living with a life-limiting illness, there comes a point when cure is no longer possible. While the possibility of a cure is gone that does not mean a patient and family must abandon all hope. Through hospice care, there is still hope for a peaceful death; hope to spend final months, weeks or days free of pain; and hope for quality time with...

2010-11-16 11:13:00

NHPCO Commends Dartmouth Atlas Project and Calls on Hospitals to Increase Access to Hospice Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today from the Dartmouth Atlas Project showing that individuals in some areas of the country are far less likely to receive comfort care in accordance with their wishes has drawn the attention of the nation's hospice and palliative care community. This first-ever report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project on cancer...

2010-11-01 16:17:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine urges healthcare consumers to learn more about these vital services that focus on living life to the fullest. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC92709) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101101/DC92709) Considered the best care available for patients and families coping with serious and...

2010-10-26 09:31:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AseraCare Hospice, one of the nation's premier providers of hospice and palliative care services, has published Hospice: The Loving Circle of Care, a book that guides readers through the difficult process of deciding when to seek hospice. Hospice: The Loving Circle of Care helps hospice patients and their families as well as physicians and caregivers understand hospice and its benefits, while providing personal accounts of AseraCare patient experiences....

2010-10-21 00:00:38

Professional HealthCare at Home, a leading home care provider in Northern California, is now licensed by Medicare for its hospice program, and can provide continuity of care with its Medicare-licensed home health services. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 Professional HealthCare at Home, a leading provider of home nursing, rehabilitation therapy, hospice, and personal home care services in Northern California, is now licensed by Medicare for its in-home hospice care program....

2010-10-18 13:03:00

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice Care of South Carolina, the largest hospice care provider in South Carolina, recently launched a new website designed to help people facing an advanced illness and their loved ones gain earlier access to hospice care. The site, www.hospicecare.net, went live this week. "As healthcare providers we understand how profoundly hospice can support our patients and their families as they face the end of life. Yet, every day we receive hospice...

2010-10-05 08:41:00

As World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Approaches, NHPCO Releases Report on Hospice Care in the U.S. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 41.6 percent of all people who died in the U.S. last year were under the care of a hospice program, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (up from 38.8 percent in 2008 and 35 percent in 2007). "This rising statistic shows that more Americans facing a life-limiting illness are opting for care that...

2010-09-28 08:27:00

Disenrollment can have a Physical and Financial Toll ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new study, patients with terminal cancer that disenrolled from hospice care had significantly higher rates of hospitalizations - including admission to the emergency department and intensive care unit - than patients who remained under the care of hospice. Furthermore, patients who disenrolled from hospice were more likely to die in the hospital than patients who...


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