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2014-04-01 00:22:03

Studies Document and Examine Effects on Patients with Advanced Cancer, Decision-Making, Pediatric Crisis and Caregivers NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four new studies mark important advances in understanding the role of spiritual care in treating people facing serious illness. They will be presented today and tomorrow at the inaugural conference of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda in Spiritual Care in...

2014-03-30 23:04:46

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces an ongoing grief support group in collaboration with the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council. The group, called “New Beginnings,” will be held at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, beginning this Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today that they will be facilitating a monthly grief support group at the Palatine Township Senior Center in Palatine, IL....

2014-03-29 23:21:29

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces their interest in offering grief support groups in the Northwest Chicagoland area. Grief support groups or educational offerings can be facilitated at various locations. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today their intent to serve the greater community by providing grief support groups and educational events in the community. Hope Hospice is looking for retirement and assisted living communities,...

2014-03-27 23:24:37

Hospice solution enhanced with additional claims data to support payment reform. Atlanta and National Harbor, MD. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Brightree, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced today that its Brightree® Hospice solution is compliant with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Change Request (CR) 8358. Effective on April 1, 2014, Medicare CR-8358 requires...

2014-03-25 23:35:31

Read the CellTrak published case study regarding Canon Hospice documenting at the point of care on mobile devices. Schaumburg, IL and Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Canon Hospice serves a 150 mile radius from Baton Rouge, the Northshore of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to provide comfort care for Hospice patients. When, originally created, the founders decided to create a program that offered the hospice philosophy at home and on an inpatient...

2014-03-24 23:24:47

Acquisition Expands Consulting, Products and Educational Offerings for Hospices Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Weatherbee Resources Inc., the nation’s leading provider of hospice consulting services, announced today the acquisition of the Hospice Compliance Network from Summit Business Group, LLC. The acquisition adds a members only suite of services to Weatherbee’s offerings, including the bi-monthly Hospice Compliance Letter, Hospice Compliance Alerts, Hospice Compliance Network...

2014-03-24 12:31:01

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While hospice care can be requested by anyone, a patient's physician remains a key resource where authority, trust and expertise can make all the difference in making a hospice referral a timely, supportive and beneficial experience for both patient and family. For this reason, Mike Ferris, Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, tells hospice teams, and specifically those working in sales, to examine each physician's feelings about...

2014-03-24 12:30:12

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to hospice care, "making it easy" for patients and families requires vigilant attention to an admission process that is facing both internal and industry pressure to "get it right" the first time. Julia Maroney, RN, and Ruth KV Recchia, RN, work with hospice teams across the nation to help them understand the current environment of scrutiny, and to implement best practices for the admission process with 3 goals in mind: improving...

2014-03-24 12:24:57

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regardless of where a hospice may be located, its size, referral volume or available technology, best practices in the management and support of terminally ill patients are the same. Cost report reform also applies equally to hospice organizations in every market throughout the nation, because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed new requirements to ensure that accurate and complete information is collected...

2014-03-21 23:25:44

Fran Smith, coauthor of Changing the Way We Die (Viva Editions 2014), shared the most common myths about hospice and palliative care. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Fran Smith appeared on Health Talk with Dr. Manny Alvarez in a segment entitled "What You Don't Know about Hospice Care." Dr. Manny interviewed Fran about her new co-authored book, Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and the Hospice Movement. Fran debunked several of the most common myths surrounding...