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How California Began Expanding Palliative Care Via Medicaid

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Dr. James Cotter, who has been with the Partnership HealthPlan of California since July 2014, clarified that the original pilot sought to determine if this type of program would be financially feasible for patients with two years of life expectancy or less.

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Emergency Department Residents Lack Training in Palliation

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Between 2014 and 2017, these patients accounted for more than 20% of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States, according to the U.S. . “The development of a clear, concise review of the most common acute symptoms can provide a framework for EM physicians to adequately address the needs of patients.”

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Dana-Farber’s New Push to Integrate Palliative, Behavioral Services in Cancer Care

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Almost 40% of people 65 and older had at least one disability from 2008 to 2012, according to a 2014 U.S. More palliative care and hospice companies are developing programs to meet the specific concerns of these patients to improve access to care. Census Bureau report.

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Bill to Re-Allocate Federal Hospice Dollars Moving Forward in Congress

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These adjustments have their roots in the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), which changed the way the hospice aggregate payment cap is calculated. However, the amount of re-allocated dollars would grow from about $500 million currently to nearly $1 billion. for next year.

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How Medicaid Boosted Palliative Care Utilization

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1, 2014, according to American Cancer Society research recently published in Health Affairs. As of 2014, the ACA expanded Medicaid coverage to all adults whose annual income reaches 138% of the federal poverty level, which in 2023 is $20,120 per individual, according to Kaiser. About 18.9%

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Senate Bill Would Reallocate Nearly $1B in Hospice Funding to Pharmacy, Behavioral Health Programs

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These annual adjustments have their roots in the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), which changed the way the hospice aggregate payment cap is calculated. For Fiscal Year 2024, the cap is set at $33,494.01 for next year.

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VITAS Makes C-Suite, EVP Promotions; Westfall Named Chairman

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Wynsong joined the company in 2014 as an internal management consultant, going on to several other leadership positions. He is a board member for the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association. RoboToaster, SmugMug RoboToaster, SmugMug VITAS President and COO Joel Wherley at the 2022 Hospice News ELEVATE Conference.

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