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Where the Buck Stops, Starts in Hospice Reimbursement and Beyond

Hospice News

Providers and payers alike are strategizing ways to tackle current reimbursement challenges and anticipate hospice payment’s future direction. The lines between traditional fee-for-service and value-based payment systems will begin to blur as regulators seek to balance rising demand with the associated costs, according to Burke Wise, cofounder of Empassion Health.

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“Make the most of every moment”: Neil’s story


Neil was an inspiration in his life, and he still guides his family today. By sharing their experience with hospice, his family hopes he can guide others too. The post “Make the most of every moment”: Neil’s story appeared first on HopeHealth.

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

Hospice News

An Irish study found that 4 in 10 adults prefer not to think or discuss palliative care. All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC ) conducted the research on public perceptions of palliative care. Though the study occurred in Ireland, misconceptions and fear around palliative care remain a barrier to providers’ growth in the United States, as well as patients’ access to care.

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Satisfaction Guarantees? Data Reveals What Motivates and Retains Traveling Nurses 

Daily Nurse

Burnout and high turnover have been taking a toll on nurse clinicians, resulting in a staffing deficit that will only worsen. According to McKinsey & Company, the U.S. will be short 200,000 to 450,00 registered nurses for direct patient care by 2025. Research from NCSBN further reports almost 900,000 RNs intend to leave the workforce by 2027.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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Hospice of the Foothills Joins California Hospice Network

Hospice News

Hospice of the Foothills of Nevada County has joined the California Hospice Network, a regional collaborative of nonprofit providers. Though each California Hospice Network member remains a distinct, independent organization, the partnership enables the hospices to collaborate on best practices and improve efficiency through cost sharing and shared services.

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Vulnerable in an Unbalanced World

Elaine Mansfield

I dislike flying, even though I’ve taken many flights to Europe, Asia, and around the United States. In the last ten years, distorted sound and imbalance from Meniere’s Disease with increasing hearing loss in the ear with a hearing aid make airplanes a challenge. Jet engines and sound echoing off hard surfaces roar in my head like a science fiction movie.

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NurseCon at Sea: Making Lasting Memories While Earning CNEs

Minority Nurse

Whether you know Nurse Blake (Blake Lynch) from his Facebook videos, podcasts, live comedy shows, or cruises, he ’ s proven that he ’ s a nursing force to be reckoned with using his humor to bring nurses together. After graduating with a BSN from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, and working in trauma centers around the country, Nurse Blake started posting original comedy videos to cope with the stress of his nursing job.

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Hearing Aids Slow Cognitive Decline

Today's Caregiver

As the world population ages, the number of people living with dementia and other types of cognitive impairment continues to rise. Safe and affordable interventions to prevent or slow age-related cognitive decline are greatly needed.

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What is beneficence in nursing?


The four ethical principles of the nursing profession covered by the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics include autonomy, justice, nonmaleficence, and one 11-letter word with a simple definition: beneficence. So, what exactly is beneficence in nursing? Cynda Rushton, RN Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Anne and George Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, describes it this way: “Beneficence is a big word that only ethics

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Acute blood loss or severe hypovolemia related to dehydration decreases venous return. This can be seen with acute blood loss (usually greater than 20% of blood volume), severe burns or prolonged vomiting or diarrhea that depletes body fluids.

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