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Hospices Face Cybersecurity Risks

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Hospices have widened the breadth of ways they leverage technology including artificial intelligence-assisted (AI) patient therapies to boost quality and use of predictive analytics to improve access and length of stay. Hospices need a firm understanding when it comes to both the impacts and types of cybersecurity threats, she indicated.

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Bristol Hospice Enters Mississippi Market with Mid-Delta Hospice Acquisition

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Bristol Hospice has acquired Mississippi-based Mid-Delta Hospice, a move that marked its entry into the state. The decision to launch services in a new state came with growing recognition around rising demand for home health and hospice care, according to Bristol Hospice CEO and President Alex Mauricio.

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Bereaved Families Face ‘Devastating’ Impacts of Hospice Fraud

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Fraudulent activity in the hospice space may be leaving some families without sufficient bereavement support. The impacts of fraudulent activity in hospice on patients and their families can be devastating,” Kraus told Hospice News. It just shocks the conscience what these fraudulent hospices are doing to people.

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BrightSpring Acquires Nonprofit Haven Hospice

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BrightSpring Health Services (NASDAQ: BTSG) has penned a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Haven Hospice in a $60 million deal. The transaction includes the purchase of two brands, North Central Florida Hospice, Inc. The nonprofit holds hospice certificates of need (CON) for hospice care in 18 Florida counties. “We

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‘Jury Is Out’ on Hospice CARES Act’s Proposed Payment Reforms

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The hospice community is contributing input to the development of the forthcoming Hospice Care Accountability, Reform, and Enforcement (Hospice CARE) Act. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) is in the process of drafting the bill that, if enacted, would represent the most significant reforms to date for hospice payment and oversight.

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‘Normalizing’ Trauma-Informed Hospice Care Delivery

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Stakeholders and advocacy organizations recently collaborated to develop stronger trauma-informed care delivery guidelines that help hospices better address violence, abuse and neglect among serious and terminally ill populations. These victims often suffer in silence, and we need to pay better attention to their issues.”

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Hospices’ 2024 Public Policy Priorities 

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Hospices have been advocating for lawmakers and regulators to take action on curbing fraud, supporting veterans and bolstering the health care workforce. Battling fraud Reports of unethical or illegal practices have surged, particularly among hundreds of newly certified hospices in California, Texas, Nevada and Arizona. Recently Rep.

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