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2011-04-11 09:02:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization salutes the estimated 468,000 trained hospice volunteers that provide more than 22 million hours of service every year to our nation's hospice programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) National Volunteer Week is April 10 through 16 and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve...

2011-02-02 08:12:00

NHPCO Comments on Article in JAMA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The February 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association includes an article, "Association of Hospice Agency Profit Status, With Patient Diagnosis, Location of Care, and Length of Stay." The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants to stress that this JAMA article doesn't provide any correlation between the profit status of a hospice program and the quality of care...

2011-01-25 07:30:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five hospice organizations from across the nation have been chosen as grant recipients in the third year of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Reaching Out grants program. The grantees are: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) Guardian Hospice - Franklin, Tennessee Hope Hospice & Palliative Care - Medford, Wisconsin Hospice of Central Iowa - West Des Moines Mercy Hospice -...

2011-01-05 13:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are surprised that the Administration has decided to reverse the decision to include voluntary advance care planning consultations as part of a Medicare beneficiaries' annual wellness exam," remarked J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) Despite this action, NHPCO strongly encourages all Americans to think...

2010-12-23 16:36:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relief has come to the hospice and home health communities in the form of a grace period involving a regulation that has caused much concern among the provider community. Earlier today, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services agreed to a three-month suspension in enforcement of what is known as the "Face-to-Face" certification requirement - a new rule scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2011. The new face-to-face...

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...

2010-11-09 09:37:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, President/CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our...

2010-11-04 11:13:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a proclamation issued from the White House, President Obama declared November 2010 as National Hospice Month. The proclamation reads in part: "All Americans should take comfort in the important work of hospice care, which enables individuals to carry on their lives, in spite of a terminal illness. During this month, let us recognize those who allow the terminally ill to receive comfortable and dignified care." Read the National...

2010-10-26 11:32:00

Developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Department of Veterans Affairs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are Veterans. That's 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service- particularly at the end of life's journey. A new resource will help healthcare professionals honor our Veterans....


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