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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...

2014-02-03 16:25:43

NHPCO applauds focus on end-of-life care and calls for additional data collection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today, "The AcademyHealth Listening Project: Improving the Evidence Base for Medicare Policymaking," identifies end-of-life care as an area where policy makers are seeking additional research. The survey respondents specifically noted that hospice utilization and length of stay are of particular interest. (Logo:...

2013-11-15 23:02:25

Hospice Savannah’s 22nd annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering will be held Sunday, Dec. 1. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Hospice Savannah will hold their 22nd annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 by the band shell in Forsyth Park, bordered by Gaston Street on the north, Drayton Street on the east, Park Avenue on the south, and Whitaker Street on the west in Savannah. There is no charge to attend but donations...

2013-05-24 23:27:01

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reminds Americans that Memorial Day means much more than the start of the summer season. It provides an opportunity to honor those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, a day that marks the start of the summer season for many Americans. Across the nation, people will have picnics, visit loved ones, and enjoy the long weekend. NHPCO...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'