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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....

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...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

Awards Sponsored by National Hospice Foundation and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are more than 550,000 trained, hospice volunteers contributing more than 25 million hours annually to hospice organizations across the country. Three of those volunteers were honored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation for their extraordinary efforts to serve. The...

2010-09-13 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The families of dying children who are covered under Medicaid or the Medicaid expansion Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will no longer face the choice of stopping curative treatments in order for their terminally ill child to receive quality end-of-life care from hospice. The provision in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring state Medicaid programs to allow children with a life-limiting illness to receive...


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