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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...

2009-02-18 08:23:00

One-Year Moratorium on Cuts in Medicare Hospice Funding Signed Into Law ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's hospice community claimed a significant victory this week after President Barack Obama signed a bill (H.R. 1 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) into law that includes a one-year moratorium on cuts in Medicare funding for the more than 4,700 hospice programs nationwide. The action ensures that access to quality and compassionate...

2009-01-26 09:47:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As unemployment continues to rise in the United States, Americans are battling to hold onto their health coverage. Many are worried about what would happen if they were struck with a serious medical condition - who would care for them? How would they pay for the care? But the widely known benefit of hospice care is often underutilized due to various misconceptions. This benefit is available to all eligible Americans - whether they are employed or...

2009-01-08 17:51:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization along with several national leadership organizations issued a consensus statement regarding the principles of hospice care and protection of the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The organizations standing together in sharing this unified message about end-of-life care are the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, National...

2008-12-30 14:45:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Florida's proposed elimination of the Medicaid benefit that provides hospice care to some of the state's most fragile individuals actually would cost Florida millions more than the state currently spends - adding to the state's budget deficit rather than reducing it - according to a newly released study commissioned by Florida Hospices and Palliative Care (FHPC), the statewide group representing all of the state's hospice...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.