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Hospices Brace for Revamped CMS Surveys, Enforcement
Providers are grasping for a foothold around recently proposed changes to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospice survey process. Hospices are working through the intricacies of the evolving requirements to ensure they can remain in compliance...
Approval Of Hospice Programs Draws Numerous Challenges
Health News Florida
Legal wrangling has begun over Florida's decision late last month to approve hospice programs in seven counties across the state...
Report Sheds New Light on Looming Caregiving Crisis
Home Health Care News
As the U.S. population ages, there has been a struggle to keep up with the demand for caregivers. Building the caregiver workforce will take a number of strategies that each address the various challenges that these workers face.
U.S. Life Expectancy Plunged in 2020, Especially for Black and Hispanic Americans
New York Times
New federal data draws one of the starkest illustrations to date of how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Hispanic and Black Americans, showing that they suffered a far steeper drop in life expectancy in 2020 than white Americans...
UMD celebrates first graduating class for Masters in Medical Cannabis, first of its kind in the country
Medical marijuana was legalized in Maryland in 2014. Shortly after that, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy started looking into developing a medical cannabis program...
Carolina Caring to build memorial
Carolina Caring staff came together to celebrate the life of Dave Clarke, past president and CEO of Carolina Caring, formerly Catawba Regional Hospice, with a special birthday celebration recently to commemorate his many contributions to the organization...
'Ridiculous' price of medical marijuana leaves patients scrambling
Many people who use the drug to treat chronic conditions are priced out of their state’s medical marijuana program...
Specialty Pharmacists Are Essential Patient Advocates
In addition to providing necessary education for patients receiving treatments for complex diseases, specialty pharmacists can work as advocates within the difficult to access health care system, said presenter Georgeanne Vartorella, MD, founder and president of Patient Advocacy MD, in the keynote address at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Specialty Pharmacist Conference...
Outdated Medicare rules threaten older Americans’ access to home medical equipment
Pandemic-related breaks in global supply chains for drugs and essential medical supplies are affecting the more than 4.5 million people who receive health care at home and the companies they count on to provide and service their oxygen machines, wheelchairs, hospital-style beds, prosthetic devices, and other durable home medical equipment...