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Former Canon Healthcare Owner Convicted for $47 Million in Hospice Fraud

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Between 2013 and 2016, the company billed Medicare for $62 million and received $47 million in payments, according to the U.S. Between 2013 and 2017, Canon billed Medicare for 2,800 claims per month, totalling $15.3 Justice Department.

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Untangling the Hospice GIP Conundrum

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of hospice care days in 2013, CMS reported. Scrutiny of GIP utilization has been ongoing for a number of years, dating back to 2013 reports from the OIG. Though hospices are required to offer all four levels of care, more than half did not provide a single day of GIP during 2022, according to the U.S. GIP represented 1.8%

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Deaths at Home Rose Globally During COVID Pandemic

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in 2012–2013. Researchers examined data on the place of death among adults in 47 countries that took place between January 2012 and December 2021, according to a new study in the Lancet. The study focused on cancer and dementia patients. Worldwide, the percentage of home deaths rose to 32.2% during 2020 and 2021, up from 30.1%

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3 Reasons Continuous Home Care Utilization is Falling

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Continuous home care (CHC) represented 0.9% of hospice care days during 2022, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). This is down from 1.8% The widespread labor shortage in hospice is one of several barriers to patients’ receiving CHC, according to Sarah Simmons, director of quality at NHPCO.

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Rutgers, Samaritan Forge Critical Partnership in Palliative Care Education

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Samaritan in 2013 also launched a hospice and palliative care fellowship program in concert with the Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. The post Rutgers, Samaritan Forge Critical Partnership in Palliative Care Education appeared first on Hospice News.

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The Pennant Group Buys Southwestern Palliative Care & Hospice

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Founded in 2013, the hospice and palliative care provider also offers bereavement services and veteran programs. (NASDAQ: PNTG) has inked a deal to acquire Arizona-based Southwestern Palliative Care & Hospice for an undisclosed amount, adding to its existing presence in the state.

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Hospice of the Foothills Joins California Hospice Network

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Three hospices in 2013 established Ohio’s Hospice, for instance. Among the organization’s goals of the collaboration is to reduce overhead costs, improve the members’ bargaining position with payers and health plans and smooth the transition into value-based payment models, such as Medicare Advantage.

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