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CMS Releases Hospice Compare Website

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Hospice Compare Website to improve consumer experiences, empower patients.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 17, 2017
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Stronger Together

In wake of protests prompted by events in Charlottesville, Virginia, NHPCO’s Edo Banach shares some thoughts and perspectives with the hospice and palliative care community.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 16, 2017
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End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 15, 2017
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New executive director of CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Jennifer Moore Ballentine has been named the new executive director of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care, which is based at California State University San Marcos.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 14, 2017
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A few reasons to join NHPCO in San Diego

Join hundreds hospice and palliative care professionals in San Diego on September 18-20, for NHPCO’s 2017 Interdisciplinary Conference where the professional development is only one reason to come to this beautiful city in southern California.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 11, 2017
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Trust in hospice staff affects patient quality of death

An article published in Journal of Palliative Medicine looks at importance of continuity and coordination of care.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 11, 2017
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Hospice honored for hiring, serving veterans

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido, California-based company that makes it part of their business strategy to hire veterans, received the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Outstanding Midsize Employer of the Year award on July 30 during the 96th DAV National Convention in New Orleans.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 9, 2017
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All other ground is sinking sand

This week, I had the honor of visiting with a music therapist, Georgia, from Seasons Hospice who works in the Baltimore area.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 8, 2017
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Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care Awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: August 7, 2017
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Should I Help My Patients Die?

Last year, California allowed medical aid in dying. As a palliative care specialist, how am I supposed to deal with it?
Source: NY Times

  • Posted: August 5, 2017
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