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MedPAC recommends hospice rate freeze for 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has called for freezing payments in 2016 to hospices, long-term care hospitals, physicians, home health aides and other facilities. It recommend a 3.5% Medicare payment hike for inpatient and outpatient hospital procedures but said it wants to flatten rates for LTC and acute care hospitals for patients who are not chronically ill. Healthcare Finance News (01/20)


Frist: U.S. must train more palliative care physicians

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Advance directives on stopping nutrition raise dementia care issues

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Need to brush up on your knowledge of medication, palliative wound care and more?

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

End-of-life talks are difficult for families, physicians

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

App helps teens create music to deal with grief

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Website creates network for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Patients benefit from therapy dog visits, study finds

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Study supports palliative radiation for dysphagia in advanced cancer

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Minn. pediatric hospital to open pain management center

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015


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