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Hospice Source, LLC Completes Its 7th Acquisition

CARROLLTON, Texas, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice Source, the National Leader in Hospice DME, announced today that it has purchased Oklahoma City, OK-based Redrock Read more...


Few Patients With ESRD Receive Hospice Care

Relatively few patients with end-stage renal disease receive hospice care, and many who do receive it enter hospice just days before death. Medscape Medical News

Hospice care may not decrease Medicare costs in patients on maintenance dialysis

1. In this cross-sectional study, of those patients on maintenance hemodialysis that were referred to hospice care, 41.5% received care for only 3 days or less. 2. While patients who were enrolled in hospice care were less likely to die in hospital or undergo intensive procedures prior to death, they were more likely to be […]


Opinion: Fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare hospice program is ‘repellent’

It's unthinkable that patients at their most vulnerable could be abused or exploited in hospice care.

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.

An Odd Pairing? When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.

Tranquil Care Hospice Awarded Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Accreditation

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 03, 2018 Tranquil Care Hospice, the only hospice services company based in Santa Monica, CA, announced today that they have been awarded CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.) Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. By ac...

When Is The Right Time For Hospice Care?

Many are reluctant to turn over their loved ones to hospice care. In order to make a decision, know the full scope of information and options available.

Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice Partners with HRS to Enhance Patient Care with Telehealth

SHIRLEY, Mass. (PRWEB) August 01, 2018 Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice (NNSH), a progressive home healthcare, palliative, and hospice agency, has recently adopted telehealth technology from Health Recovery Solutions (HRS). NNSH officially partnered with HRS in April 2018 in order to impro...

Hospice Aides: The Eyes and Ears of End-of-Life Care

Unlicensed personnel spend the most time with patients and families during hospice care, yet they don't always feel that they have a voice. Medscape Nurses

Rallying at the end of life

Let’s say your loved one is at the end of life. She’s 84, with advanced cancer that is no longer treatable. A decision has been made to put her in hospice — which is a level of care more than an actual location. (Most hospice actually occurs at home.) The patient waxes in and out […]

The BMJ Awards 2018: Palliative and Hospice Care Team of the Year

Applying quality improvement methods in hospiceAt Woodgrange Day Centre, part of St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow, north west London, “we’d always done as we’d always done,” says Charles Daniels, medical...

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hospice Care

Congress Targets Misuse Of Hospice Drugs

In the bipartisan opioid bill headed to the president’s desk, hospice workers would be allowed to destroy patients’ unneeded opioids, reducing the risk that families misuse them.

Humana To Scoop Up Curo As Part Of Plan To Create Nation’s Largest Hospice Operator

Humana, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe had also previously announced plans to buy Kindred Healthcare's hospice business.

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

A new government watchdog report outlines vulnerabilities in Medicare's $17 billion hospice program, pointing to inadequate services, inappropriate billing and outright fraud.

Is compassion a two-way street?

I am an assistant professor of health communication. Since 2008, as a volunteer, educator and researcher, I have been active in hospice care. As many people know, hospice teams (nurses, social workers, doctors, chaplains, volunteers) help dying patients and their families live as fully as possible during their remaining days together. In November 2016, right […]

Hospice Care Has Become Booming Multibillion-Dollar Industry — And More And More Companies Want In

Humana is planning on buying two chains that together would create the industry’s biggest operator. But there's more to hospice care than just profits. Meanwhile, some not-for-profit health systems are using methods to get around penalties on high employee compensation.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in the Medicare Hospice Program Is ‘Repellent’

(STAT News) – The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, for which I work, recently published a report examining hospice practices over a decade. It showed that hospices do not always provide the services that patients … Read More

Delayed hospice care common for dialysis patients

(Reuters Health) - Very few Medicare patients on dialysis receive hospice care at the end of life, and when they do, they're often enrolled too briefly to fully benefit from these services, a U.S. study suggests.

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain, and Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

A new government watchdog report outlines vulnerabilities in Medicare’s $17 billion hospice program, pointing to inadequate services, inappropriate billing and outright fraud. Kaiser Health News

Nurse Admits She Overmedicated Hospice Patients to Death–But No Murder Charges Filed

(The San Diego Union-Tribune) – A Texas hospice nurse admitted she overmedicated two patients at the direction of her company’s CEO in order to speed their deaths, court records reveal. But at this point, no one has been charged with … Read More

The History Of Hospice: A Different Kind Of Health 'Care'

100 years ago today, the movement behind hospice care as born. Or rather, Dame Cicely Saunders was born. A dynamic woman who forever altered the way we think about end of life care. As a nurse, social worker, doctor and writer, she claimed those with a terminal diagnosis needed distinctive care.

Hospice Underutilized in Heart Failure

Few patients with heart failure receive hospice care, according to a JAMA Cardiology study. Using a heart failure registry, researchers compared 4600 Medicare patients hospitalized...

As Exhausting As Hospice Work Is, These Caregivers Describe Their Roles As Sacred, Deeply Fulfilling

At the nonprofit Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, which serves 1,200 dying patients daily, many employees and volunteers have great job satisfaction and readily answer a common question: "How do you work here?" In other public health news: Alzheimer's, HIV outreach, hip replacement research, all-plant burgers, carcinogenic chemicals and racial profiling.


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