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Hospices Get Creative to Succeed in VBID

Hospice News

Hospices will need to leverage creativity to thrive in a Medicare Advantage reimbursement environment. Often called the Medicare Advantage carve-in, the hospice component of the value-based insurance design (VBID) model is now in its third year. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the demo through 2030. Though its ultimate outcome remains uncertain, many stakeholders believe that, in the long term, hospices can expect more interaction with Medicare Adva

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Kim Ellis, the Diabetes NP, on Diabetes Awareness

Minority Nurse

Diabetes Alert Day was introduced in 1988 and for decades has helped raise awareness about diabetes this significant medical condition. During her early years as a nurse, Kim Ellis MSN, FNP-C, CDCES and founder of Ellis Diabetes Education & Consulting, LLC , discovered there was a big need for diabetes information in the communities she served, so she focused her specialty in helping folks with the condition and sharing education.

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Podcast #33: Howard Young, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Hospice News

Hospice News connects with Howard Young, Partner at law firm Morgan Lewis, to discuss some of the largest compliance issues hiding in plain sight of hospice leaders. Subscribe to Elevate to receive all of the latest content : Apple Podcasts Soundcloud The post Podcast #33: Howard Young, Partner, Morgan Lewis appeared first on Hospice News.

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My Beloved Sons

Elaine Mansfield

The two of you sent a photo from David’s home in North Carolina last week. You’re 52 and 49 now, but the photo reminds me of a 1974 photo of curly headed four-year-old David holding six-month-old smiling Anthony with tender love. Almost fifty years later, the love remains, although there have been bumps in the road. Your dad had few requests before his death, but one was that you stand together and treat each other with kindness.

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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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The Importance of Colorectal Screening for Seniors

Comfort Home Care

As we age, monitoring our health and ensuring we care for ourselves is more important than ever. One essential part of maintaining good health as a senior is being aware of the risks posed by colorectal cancer and getting screened for it regularly. Early detection increases your chances of successful treatment and could save your life. Continue reading as the senior care specialists at Comfort Home Care in Rockville, MD, discuss what colorectal cancer is, who should be tested for it, and why scr

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Things To Know Before Becoming a Caregiver

Caregiver Support Services

Becoming a caregiver is both an incredibly rewarding and demanding job. It requires dedication, compassion, and patience from the individual taking on the role. Before becoming a caregiver, it’s important to consider your skillset, personality traits, and experience to assess your suitability for this position. Here are some essential things to know before becoming a caregiver.

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Tech & Seniors: They are more closely correlated than you thought

Community Home Health Care

Tech & Seniors: They are more closely correlated than you thought When you think of technology, you may think of things like 4d movies, AI chatbots and teenagers. You most likely would not associate technology with seniors. But technology is advancing every aspect of society- from waste disposal to wealth management- and senior care is not left out.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Gout is an inflammatory condition that results from monosodium urate crystals precipitating in the synovial fluid between joints. The crystals form due to hyperuricemia either from overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid.

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The Ask-Tell-Ask Approach in Four Steps


Sometimes, we are put into a difficult position of communicating information that involves bad news such as, a poor prognosis or clarifying treatment goals to a family member with an advanced illness. A difficult conversation can be defined as one that takes place between the clinician and the patient during various transition points of the disease.

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How to Choose a Hospice Provider

Three Oaks Hospice

Choosing a hospice provider can be a complex decision, especially since making the choice to start hospice care is often emotionally charged. In some cases, your physician may recommend a specific hospice foundation or agency. You might also prefer to compare a few different providers to determine the best hospice agency for your needs. [.

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EAPC Webinar: The Case for Public Health Palliative Care

EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care)

Free EAPC Webinar Our Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care are presenting this webinar on 31 May 2023. The webinar will start at 2pm (CEST). ‘The Case for Public Health Palliative Care’ will feature presentations from Julian Abel (UK), Julia Verne (UK and Phil Larkin (Switzerland). Click on the image to register! The post EAPC Webinar: The Case for Public Health Palliative Care appeared first on EAPC.

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Checklist Prompters Support ICU Rounds

Daily Nurse

Rounding checklists can help hospital care teams improve patient outcomes. New research points to the potential for patient-specific checklists as a valid way to effectively translate the latest evidence into clinical practice. These checklists can be helpful tools during daily rounds when multidisciplinary patient care team members convene to discuss each patient’s status and care plan.

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EAPC Webinar: The Case For Public Health Palliative Care

EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care)

The post EAPC Webinar: The Case For Public Health Palliative Care appeared first on EAPC.

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