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Aggressive Cancer Treatment at End of Life Does Not Extend Survival

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The patient records came from 280 cancer centers nationwide between 2015 and 2019. Researchers evaluated the health records of 78,446 adult cancer patients who were diagnosed with metastatic and advanced tumors of breast, colorectal, non-small cell lung, pancreas, kidney or urothelial cancers.

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How California Began Expanding Palliative Care Via Medicaid

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In September 2015, the Partnership HealthPlan of California — managed by Medicaid — launched a pilot program dedicated to palliative care, with an emphasis on enhancing patient outcomes while reducing costs associated with caring for chronically ill seniors.

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Blue Sky Hospice Medical Director Convicted of $2.8M Hospice Fraud

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In 2015, Thropay was listed as an attending provider for more hospice claims paid by Medicare than any other provider in the nation.” Justice Department indicated. “In The former medical director will be sentenced on May 28.

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Hospice of North Central Ohio to Affiliate with Hospice of Western Reserve

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Western Reserve merged with the Hospice of Medina County in 2015, and the combined organization continues to offer services under both brands. The organization is a subsidiary of Western Reserve Care Solutions. In 2022, Western Reserve acquired Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio.

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How Four Questions Can Reduce Costs, Boost Hospice Utilization

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation ran the project between 2011 and 2015 at 32 participating hospitals and health systems. A key component of the initiative was a “Four Questions” framework for goals-of-care conversations.

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Study: 40% of Adults Don’t Want to Talk About Palliative Care

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The results show that people were less inclined to discuss palliative care than they were in previous surveys in 2015 and 2016. The survey polled 1,000 people in the Republic of Ireland throughout July 2023.

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December 8, 2015

Journey With Deanna

We will be back on it for the December 15, 2015 . I was sick this week so I had to cancel my interviews. peace, Deanna.

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