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New hospice reporting data soon to appear on Care Compare

New hospice reporting data soon to appear on Care Compare

McKnight’s Home Care Daily

Updated hospice transparency is coming. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently disclosed that the August refresh of Care Compare will provide information to consumers regarding Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life (HVLDL), a new claims based measure, along with the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (CAHPS) Survey Star Rating...

Psilocybin possession in Colorado not happening after initiative fails to qualify for November ballot

Psilocybin possession in Colorado not happening after initiative fails to qualify for November ballot

KMGH-TV

An initiative that would have removed criminal penalties for the possession of psilocybin and other hallucinogens in Colorado failed to gather enough signatures to appear before voters in November, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday...

Long COVID-19 calls for palliative care, industry group says

Long COVID-19 calls for palliative care, industry group says

McKnight’s Home Care Daily

The staggering number of Americans reporting long COVID-19 symptoms calls for increased access to palliative care, according to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine...

No Easy Answers on Hospice Turnover Costs

No Easy Answers on Hospice Turnover Costs

Hospice News

Some hospice providers are walking a tightrope as they decide how to invest in recruitment and retention...

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition Forms in the Northwest

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition Forms in the Northwest

Hospice News

Providers across seven northwestern states have formed a coalition aimed at overcoming barriers to pediatric hospice and palliative care...

South Dakota physicians and health systems hesitant to help patients obtain medical marijuana

South Dakota physicians and health systems hesitant to help patients obtain medical marijuana

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

After months of licensing, construction and cultivation, South Dakota’s young medical marijuana industry hopes to deliver a statewide supply of product to registered patients...

Palliative Care Model Well-Suited for ‘Long COVID’ Patients

Palliative Care Model Well-Suited for ‘Long COVID’ Patients

Hospice News

Patients suffering from long COVID stand to benefit if health care providers integrate palliative care principles into their approach to treating the disease...

Capital Caring Health Announces Goal of Transforming the Lives of the 1.5 Million Veteran Dementia Sufferers Across the Nation

Capital Caring Health Announces Goal of Transforming the Lives of the 1.5 Million Veteran Dementia Sufferers Across the Nation

News Release

Capital Caring Health is on a mission to improve the lives of all Veterans nationwide with dementia, including Alzheimer’s...

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo renames campus to honor co-founder

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo renames campus to honor co-founder

Buffalo News

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has renamed its Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga to the Milch-Mitchell Campus to honor the late Dr. Robert A. Milch, the organization's co-founder...