UB Prof, Hospice Doctor Come Together to Document End-Of-Life Experiences

UB Now/State University of New York at Buffalo


On April 15, the WORLD Channel, carried by public television stations across the U.S., will air “Death Is But A Dream,” a documentary based on a book co-authored by local hospice doctor Christopher Kerr and UB English professor Carine Mardorossian.

National Healthcare Decisions Day in April 16


National Healthcare Decisions Day is almost here! On April 16, we will be celebrating the 14th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)...

Vital Decisions' Appeal to the Nation: Every American Should Have a Healthcare Proxy



Who will stand by you, if life takes an unexpected turn? Your healthcare proxy can be your voice if you're unable to make your own decisions. Choosing a healthcare proxy can be the most important part of a healthcare decision plan...

Reinventing Community-Based Healthcare Delivery in a Value-Based Landscape

Becker’s Hospital Review


The movement to community-based care had momentum even prior to the pandemic, but never has the opportunity for change been more primed than present day. At Chapters Health System, this change was really an expansion of the mission we’ve always served.

CMS Proposes 2.3% Pay Raise for Hospices, Updates Conditions of Participation

Hospice News


The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule containing a Fiscal Year 2022 hospice payment rate increase of 2.3%. The agency also raised the hospice payment cap to $31,389, up from $30,683 for 2021...

CMS Revising Hospice Survey Process in the Pandemic’s Wake

Hospice News


One year into the outbreak, hospices nationwide are trying to decipher what the post-pandemic regulatory landscape will look like. This will include updates to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) survey process that were delayed due to COVID-19...

Pandemic Reshaping Hospice Bereavement Care

Hospice News


The coronavirus pandemic has been reshaping the ways hospices provide bereavement care. Many providers have taken these services online as COVID-19 forced the need to socially distance, with hospices working quickly to implement new technology platforms...

Health-Care Workers Share Their Stresses From The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington Post


Worry, exhaustion, constantly changing safety rules and long hours of wearing PPE are just a few things America’s health-care workers cite as the hardest parts of going to work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic...

Private Equity Investment in Hospice Hits All-Time High, Valuations Rising

Hospice News


Private equity interest in the hospice sector has been gaining momentum in recent years, raising the stakes in hospice deals and stepping up competition for acquisition targets. Private equity transactions and an influx of new deals during 2021 could drive up hospice valuations that have already reached record highs...


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