Nov 20, 2018, 3:46 PM
The United States will experience significant growth of the population older than age 65 in the coming decades, which will contribute to an increase in the number of people living with chronic and serious illnesses in the community. Field experts, policy makers, and health care leaders have identified the lack of an adequately prepared workforce as a critical barrier to delivering high-quality, community-based care for this population.
Nov 16, 2018, 4:15 PM
The Teleios Collaborative Network, through its member organization Four Seasons, has received a $900,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund its mission to preserve, strengthen, and support not-for-profit community hospice and palliative care organizations in the Carolinas.
Oct 3, 2018, 10:58 AM
NPHI met with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about the issues related to ongoing audits that are leading to claims being routinely denied based on an overly simplified conclusion that the documentation fails to show continuous “terminal decline”, as clinically defined by the MAC, ZPIC, and other contract reviewers rather than as clinically defined by and certified by the clinical judgment of the certifying physicians.
Aug 3, 2018, 12:30 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676). This act moves to enhance and expand advanced illness care through strengthening provider training and public outreach programs.
Jul 27, 2018, 1:09 PM
Palliative care experts say it is not uncommon for people in hospice care to perk up briefly before they die, sometimes speaking clearly or asking for food.