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Preventing Adverse Drug Events in Hospice Care

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Identification of risk factors for ADRs may prevent occurrences in the complex palliative care patient.” Impacts on quality, compliance Adverse drug reactions can detract from the overall experience of hospice care for patients and their families, Krout said.

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Incarcerated Seniors Lack Access to Hospice Care

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Garlock previously provided prison-based hospice care to fellow incarcerated individuals at the Kilby Correctional Facility, part of the Alabama Department of Corrections system. Quality issues are tied to a limited supply of clinicians who are trained to provide hospice care in prison settings, Garlock indicated.

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CMS: Concurrent Hospice Care Improves Quality, Reduces Costs

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its fifth and final report on the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM), which studied the effects of allowing individuals to receive hospice care without foregoing other treatments. The agency launched the MCCM in 2016.

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Awareness, Education Keys to Trauma-Informed Hospice Care

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Abuse and trauma experiences impact those delivering and receiving hospice care in many ways, some evident and some less apparent, according to Carole Fisher, president, National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI). Victims of financial abuse lose up to $36.5 billion annually nationwide, the report found.

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2 Innovative Drivers ‘Reimaging’ Hospice Care

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The pandemic demonstrated “gaps and deficiencies in health care, particularly around access to care and barriers to care,” while also illuminating ways to innovate, she stated at the ELEVATE conference. The post 2 Innovative Drivers ‘Reimaging’ Hospice Care appeared first on Hospice News.

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CMS to Allow Concurrent Hospice Care During VBID Extension

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Originally slated to complete in 2024, CMS recently extended the carve-in, formally known as the hospice component of the value-based insurance design model (VBID). During those additional years, patients will be able to receive curative treatments in tandem with hospice care.

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Longleaf Medical Director: Hospice Care Needs a ‘Revolution’ 

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A revolution is needed in hospice care, complete with a new mindset, updated care models and redesigned payment systems, Dr Monisha Pujari, medical director for Longleaf Hospice, told Hospice News. Hospice News spoke with Pujari about her vision for hospice care and what it would take to make it a reality.