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Barriers to Expanding Perinatal Palliative Care, Hospice

Hospice News

A lack of trained staff and evolving health laws are among the leading barriers to expanding perinatal palliative and hospice care among underserved populations. About 21 states have laws in place that either restrict or prohibit abortion access prior to pregnancy, according to recent data from The New York Times.

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Palliative Care Integration on the Rise

Hospice News

A range of medical specialties are incorporating palliative care principles into their care models. The trend points to ways that patients might receive palliative services through new avenues, such as geriatrics, primary care or home health care. You ask them questions. It was appropriate medicine for that patient population.”

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Palliative Care’s Evolving Role in Medicaid

Hospice News

The number of states introducing palliative care Medicaid reimbursement channels has been climbing in recent years. But questions proliferate around how to shape these programs. At the crux is a lack of awareness of these state-funded programs, Fields said at Hospice News’ Palliative Care News Conference in Tampa, Florida.

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Most Rural Regions Lack Palliative Care Specialists

Hospice News

The lion’s share of palliative care physicians dwell in more densely populated communities, creating disparities among the rural seriously ill population. Recent research has found that more than 90% of board certified palliative physicians and nurse practitioners nationwide were located in metropolitan and urban areas in 2022. according to Chen.

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Palliative Care’s Rising Profile in US Health Care

Hospice News

A diverse range of health care providers have forged a pathway to palliative care services with an aim to improve quality outcomes among a growing seriously ill population. A main driver is the ability to better meet a broader range of needs among seriously ill patients and families, Andres said. Palliative care is very attractive.

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Unveils New Palliative Care Unit

Hospice News

New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue recently launched a new palliative care unit. Susan Cohen, palliative care program director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Many of our patients are underinsured or uninsured,” Cohen told Palliative Care News. The new palliative care unit has four dedicated patient beds. million patients.

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Provider Partnerships Driving Palliative Care Growth

Hospice News

An increasingly diverse base of health care providers have taken an interest in the palliative care space, a trend that could be indicative of how strategic growth is taking shape in the field. As they build out their palliative care programs, many of these organizations are pursuing partnerships to foster coordination and growth.