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‘Upgrading’ the Medicare Hospice Benefit

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The Medicare Hospice Benefit could use an “upgrade” to ensure greater flexibility that may be necessary to fully support patients’ needs. million hospice recipients were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, 6.8% This is according to a recent editorial in Health Affairs by Cara L. Wallace, the Dorothy A. In Fiscal Year 2022, 7.5%

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Stoneridge Hospice Owner Rollie Seebert: Hospices Help Address the ‘Demographic Tsunami’

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Arizona-based Stoneridge Hospice launched services in 2020 with an aim to address a swelling aging population’s growing need for end-of-life care. Stoneridge Hospice provides home-based hospice and also contracts with other providers to offer facility-based services. Stoneridge Hospice launched in 2020.

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Barriers to Expanding Perinatal Palliative Care, Hospice

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A lack of trained staff and evolving health laws are among the leading barriers to expanding perinatal palliative and hospice care among underserved populations. With regards to racial disparity, we know it’s out there,” Fisher told Hospice News. That drives who goes to perinatal hospice and who receives a certain type of care.

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CMS May Be Mulling Changes to the Hospice Benefit

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2025 proposed hospice rule contained requests for information (RFIs) that could signal changes in the agency’s thinking on key issues. Through RFIs, CMS tries to take the pulse of providers’ positions on certain questions that could impact the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

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Navigating New Requirements in the 2025 Proposed Hospice Rule

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed 2025 hospice rule is finalized as written, hospices may encounter some hurdles implementing some of the new requirements. CMS late last month issued its proposed hospice rule for 2025. The proposal called for a 2.6% The proposal called for a 2.6%

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Hospices Call on Congress to Support Rural Hospices, Patients

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Hospice providers, industry groups and other stakeholders recently penned a letter urging Congress to improve payment infrastructures that would increase access to end-of-life care among rural populations. For some rural areas, they’re not seen as financially feasible or sustainable to larger programs,” Kuhlman told Hospice News. “So,

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CMS to Sunset Hospice VBID in 2024

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will end the hospice component of the value-based insurance design model (VBID) as of Dec. Often called the “hospice carve-in,” the program was designed to test coverage of hospice care through Medicare Advantage, in addition to some coverage of palliative care and transitional care.

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