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Healthcare cost disparities across states driven by differences in care patterns and price

(February 13, 2018, Portland, ME) — The considerable differences between the total cost of healthcare in five states is largely driven by local patterns of healthcare usage and pricing.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: February 16, 2018
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2017 NCP National Summit for Quality Palliative Care Summary Report

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care’s National Consensus Project hosted a Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit in Chicago, IL, June 29-30, 2017. The Summary Report is available for free download.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: February 12, 2018
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Palliative care text message campaign

NINR and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus® are teaming up to offer a text message campaign for those living with serious illnesses and their families. The campaign launched on February 5, 2018 and offers weekly messages about palliative care in English and Spanish.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: February 5, 2018
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A Stepwise, Mixed-Method Study Approach to Identify the Barriers to Dysphagia Care in Hospice Care Nurses

Dysphagia is common in palliative patients and worsens quality of life. Nurses are the main provider of dysphagia care. An audit showed poor compliance with dysphagia measures among nurses, but little is known about what the barriers are. We sought to evaluate barriers to dysphagia care among hospice nurses. This was a stepwise, mixed-method study. Baseline knowledge and attitudes were assessed, and a lecture …

  • Posted: January 31, 2018
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Myers named Director of Hospice of Siouxland

Hospice of Siouxland (locally owned by Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City and Unity Point-St. Lukes), is proud to announce Ann Myers as the Director of Hospice of Siouxland.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: January 29, 2018
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NHPCO and NAHC collaborate on webinar

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice are joining forces to bring the provider community an important new Webinar on fraud and abuse.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: January 19, 2018
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Town of Hudson names Caldwell Hospice "Organization of the Year"

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care was recently honored as 2017 Civic/Non-Profit Organization of the Year, a recognition that coincides with Caldwell Hospice’s own 35th anniversary of service in the community.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: January 11, 2018
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The Long Goodbye: Coping With Sadness And Grief Before A Loved One Dies

For years before her death at age 96, Nancy Lundebjerg’s mother underwent a long, slow decline.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: January 5, 2018
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Transfusion dependence a barrier to quality end-of-life care for some with Leukemia

For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being presented during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta. The study associates this reduced access and consequent diminished use of hospice services with a reduced quality of end-of-life care for these patients.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: December 21, 2017
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NHPCO meets with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

On Wednesday, December 13, NHPCO’s President and CEO Edo Banach and I attended a productive meeting with CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Hospice Action Network board members Mark Murray, a hospice provider in South Bend, Indiana in Seema Verma’s home state, and Angie Sells, from AseraCare, a multi-state hospice provider attended the meeting as well and eloquently represented the hospice provider voice.
Source: NHPCO

  • Posted: December 18, 2017
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