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Hospice inspection bill passes Congress

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

Congress has approved the IMPACT Act, which requires hospice inspections every three years instead of the current period of up to eight years. The bill, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign, would mandate reviews for hospices that exceed to-be-determined thresholds of patients living longer than 180 days. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (09/19) MedPage Today (free registration) (09/23)


IOM report is really about palliative care, Meier says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2014

Smith: Get to know patients before tackling medical issues

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2014

NYC medical access and culture drive aggressive end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

N.Y. nurse works to share palliative care model

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

Palliative care physician unsure about "No Code" tattoo

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2014

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2014

Book offers advice on helping dementia patients do daily tasks

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

Study: 2 types of drugs raise fracture risk for elderly

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

Family physicians play important roles in end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014


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