News View

HOSPICES URGED TO ASSURE EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE PLANS
HOSPICES URGED TO ASSURE EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE PLANS
Feb 20, 2014 (7 months 2 weeks ago)
One recent article encourages hospices and others to be sure they are prepared to “effectively navigate the compliance and risk requirements dotting the healthcare landscape with read more
PALLIATIVE CARE SHORTENS ICU AND HOSPITAL STAYS
PALLIATIVE CARE SHORTENS ICU AND HOSPITAL STAYS
Feb 20, 2014 (7 months 2 weeks ago)
In an essay published in The Oncology Report, Sheery Boschert describes the effective benefits of palliative care in reducing length of stay in the ICU and the hospital. A review read more
TIMING AND PATIENT SELECTION KEY FOR ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DISCUSSIONS
TIMING AND PATIENT SELECTION KEY FOR ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DISCUSSIONS
Feb 20, 2014 (7 months 2 weeks ago)
Issues of timing and selection are critical in the application of advance care planning. These factors are often ignored, according to researchers J. Andrew Billings and Rachelle read more
CMS has clarified rules
CMS has clarified rules
Feb 20, 2014 (7 months 2 weeks ago)
CMS has clarified rules regarding vaccines and respite care for hospice patients. The oversight body “has loosened regulatory language regarding which providers can furnish read more
CMS training on how to complete the Hospice Item Set (HIS)
CMS training on how to complete the Hospice Item Set (HIS)
Feb 20, 2014 (7 months 2 weeks ago)
Heather P. Wilson, Founder and CEO of Weatherbee, provides a report and reflections on a recent CMS training on how to complete the Hospice Item Set (HIS). Wilson provides links read more