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Medicare may consolidate billing for hospice patient care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Medicare is considering covering all medical care for hospice patients under its hospice benefit instead of paying nonhospice practitioners separately for treatment not related to a terminal illness. The agency is concerned about making nonhospice payments for services that should be included in the hospice benefit, but patient advocates said a change could cause problems for beneficiaries who need care for chronic conditions. USA Today (04/20)


NP says hospice care is not all equal

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Calif. groups to create hospice training program

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Groups issue heart failure guidelines for SNFs

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Sinclair: How do hospice and palliative care address medical marijuana?

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Family videos offer helpful reminders for dementia patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Study analyzes withholding, withdrawing treatment in Netherlands

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Primer of Palliative Care, 6th edition

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

House committee considers post-acute care bill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Study links frontotemporal dementia survival to challenging job

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015


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