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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...

2010-09-23 13:28:43

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the costs of care for patients with cancer who disenrolled from hospice were nearly five times higher than for patients who remained with hospice. Patients who disenroll from hospice are far more likely to use emergency department care and be hospitalized. The results are published in the October 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Led by Melissa D.A. Carlson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,...

2010-07-09 14:29:40

Researchers at Brown University have found that the length of an average Medicare-certified hospice stay in a nursing home has doubled during the last 10 years. The study, which will appear in the August issue of The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, evaluated hospice use in U.S. nursing homes between 1999 and 2006. It found the typical treatment time has increased from 46 to 93 days. The researchers cited a standard daily payment rate for most Medicare hospice enrollment days as an...

2010-01-14 16:33:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization today urged the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to adjust the community's 2010 projected profit margins from 4.6 to 2.6 percent in order to more accurately reflect hospice's unique, mandatory program costs of volunteer and bereavement services. The Medicare (and Medicaid) hospice benefit includes all care related to the terminal illness, as well as requires programs to provide up...

2010-01-07 06:00:00

First-hand stories from husbands, wives, children, nurses and others shed light on important life passage and value of hospice care DETROIT, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice of Michigan, one of Michigan's leading providers of hospice and palliative care, will engage the public in a 52-week awareness campaign about end-of-life issues called "Stories at Sunset." The campaign, which begins the first week of January 2010, will draw upon the true stories of husbands, wives, sons,...

2009-11-18 13:00:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice workers have seen patients hang onto life to tell someone they love or forgive them. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University will study what drives the dying to resolve unfinished business. The approach of Barbara Daly and Mary Jo Prince-Paul from nursing and Julie Exline from arts and sciences is to relieve psychological distress by marshaling...

2009-06-25 11:26:14

U.S. hospice providers are urging President Barack Obama to stop cuts to the nation's Medicare hospice benefits. In a letter to the president, 3,524 warned Obama the budget cuts could leave an estimated 1.5 million patients and their family caregivers without hospice care, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization said Thursday in a release. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also received comments from more than 500 of the providers offering specific details regarding...

2009-06-25 07:05:00

DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice of Michigan, the state's largest hospice and one of the largest non-profit hospices in the nation, will have spokespersons available to comment on the New England Journal of Medicine's article on profits in the hospice industry published in the June 25 issue. The article, which is titled "A New Era of For-Profit Hospice Care - the Medicare Benefit," focuses on the evolution of the hospice benefit from the time it was created in 1982 to...

2009-06-23 11:51:00

VNA's Hospice of Philadelphia Opens Free-Standing Inpatient Unit PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Peaceful. Calm. Serene. These are the adjectives Hospice of Philadelphia considered when it developed its new free-standing inpatient hospice unit. Caring for a hospice patient in their own home is ideal, but is not always possible. Typically, patients requiring acute care must go to a hospital. The new hospice unit provides patients and their families an innovative alternative....

2009-02-27 12:59:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization released the following statement upon the release of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) March report to Congress. The report includes recommendations to revise the Medicare hospice benefit. Each year, more than 1.4 million patients and family caregivers seek hospice care. The Medicare hospice benefit is responsible for millions of people living as fully as...


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