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Pilot project tests cost effectiveness of palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

A community-based multidisciplinary palliative care model used by Four Seasons Compassion for Life in the Carolinas and funded by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation will examine the project's cost effectiveness and could offer a new payment model for palliative care, according to experts in health care policy and patient care. The authors said that increases in palliative care spending in Medicare Part B may lead to overall lower spending only by reducing hospitalization and emergency department costs paid for by Part A Medicare. Health Affairs Blog (02/13)


Nearly $35M billed for advance care planning

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Free primer provides overview of payment for palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

Dying patient helps physician see medicine's limits

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

WHO: Dementia deaths more than doubled over 15 years

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Monthly debriefings may help nurses with burnout, fatigue

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

Doctor: Carefully consider end-of-life care, share decisions

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Experts: People can learn not to fear death

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

Study: Intervention increases mention of advance directives in EMRs

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Aging LGBT Americans face health disparities

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017


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