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The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … Keep Reading
The future of healthcare is in the home. All the work we do at Axxess is part of an effort to ensure patients can get care where they are most comfortable. This is why we work to share our knowledge … Keep Reading
Hospice organizations should prepare for quality reporting changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced proposed rule changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), which was created to standardize a level of quality care. Major changes were … Keep Reading
More hospice providers are offering palliative care services than ever before. Despite any financial setbacks incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for hospice providers to expand services and include this fast-growing care program. Expanded Reimbursement Palliative care … Keep Reading
Palliative care physicians are constantly having “the hospice talk” with patients who are days away from death, a talk that comes too late and not in a way that will be beneficial to the patient and their family. People often … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Edo Banach, JD, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He has worked as the senior advisor and deputy director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at … Keep Reading
Leading a hospice organization to deliver quality patient care in the most efficient and cost effective manner requires managing personnel, regulatory, accreditation and other requirements. The amount of requirements can sometimes feel like paperwork comes before patients. One time-consuming regulatory … Keep Reading
The question that all palliative care providers face is when it may be appropriate to transition a patient to hospice care. As hospice is a type of palliative care, the demarcation is not easily identified. There are, however, distinct key … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Bill Dombi, Esq., the president of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, where he also serves as the director for the Center for Healthcare Law and the executive … Keep Reading
The words “pediatric palliative care” strike fear in many healthcare providers. Picturing children and their families suffering can be so overwhelming that it becomes a barrier to truly understanding the good things that come from the provision of pediatric palliative … Keep Reading
Palliative care is a hot topic in healthcare. It not only helps improve a patient’s quality of life through symptom management and goals of care planning, but it also reduces many patients’ revolving door readmissions to the hospital. However, as … Keep Reading
Certification for hospice and palliative care clinicians demonstrates clinical expertise in advanced disease symptom management. While many organizations are aware of the benefit registered nurses (RNs) certified as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses (CHPN) bring to their hospice teams, it … Keep Reading


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