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IntellaTriage Acquires NurseLine

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NurseLine was founded in 2016 to offer nationwide nurse-based triage services during nights, weekends, and holidays, aiming to reinforce providers’ clinical teams and boost efficiency. The exact dollar amount of these investments were confidential. ” The post IntellaTriage Acquires NurseLine appeared first on Hospice News.

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Roger Chou’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest: How the CDC’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Lost Its Clinical and Professional Integrity

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Yet he never formally served as a leader or member of PROP, and until the CDC NCIPC-BSC Meeting on July 16, 2021, Chou avoided all allegations of conflicts of interest (COI) between his opioid research and co-authorship of the 2016 Guideline, unlike several other PROP members (2). Activities that did not pose a conflict (e.g.,

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Black Communities Face Barriers to Advance Care Planning

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Advance directives (AD) and other goals-of-care documentation often lack information related to cultural, religious and spiritual affiliations, as well as personal health values, the 2016 research indicated. Fewer than 24% of Black participants had completed an advance directive, compared to 44% of caucasians who had.

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Primary-Palliative Care Model Improved Quality, Cost Savings

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Founded in 2016, agilon health, inc. The study showed that patients enrolled in a primary care-led, integrated palliative care program delivered within a full-risk model spent an average of five more days at home during their final months and were almost two-thirds less likely to die in a hospital.

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Why Hospices Are Pursuing Home-Based Primary Care

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million home-based primary care visits during 2016, up from less than 1 million in 1996, the study found. million primary care visits in 2016. Patients in the United States received more than 2.2 Patients in assisted living facilities, group homes, and other facilities received 3.2

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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. Canon Healthcare was a New Orleans-based hospice provider that also served the Baton Rouge and Covington, Louisiana, markets, as well as parts of Mississippi. Justice Department.

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Investigators, Prosecutors Take on Hospice Fraud in California, Arizona

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Since 2016, the Arizona-based hospitalist physician group has provided hospice and palliative care at the HonorHealth Shea Medical Center. Reportedly, SPG may have submitted more than 15,000 false billing claims since 2016. Ghadimi is accused of misusing Medicare payments. He is also under investigation for kickbacks.

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