Hospice Accountability – It’s About Time

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General in July 2019, issued 2 reports on Hospice care in the U.S.: First report was on the deficiencies… Continue reading

Palliative Interventions: The Prevention of Symptoms in Chronic Conditions

The implementation of palliative interventions in the effective management of chronic conditions: Prevents exacerbation of chronic conditions Reduces admission into hospital Promotes physical functioning and well-being Collaborates with the healthcare… Continue reading

Keeping Hospice from Defining and Directing U.S. Palliative Care: Letter to Senator Loeffler

Senator Kelly Loeffler 3625 Cumberland Blvd Suite 970 Atlanta, GA 30339 RE: PCHETA Palliative Care & Hospice Education Training Act HR647/S2080; Hospice Care Improvement Act; Helping Our Senior Population in… Continue reading

National Trends In Policy And Practice: Making A Difference

What? Interdisciplinary conference for: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, chiropractors, social workers, attorneys and general public on: Current trends in health policy and clinical practice for America’s largest patient… Continue reading

Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions

Patients who are living with chronic conditions experience multiple symptoms. Poorly managed symptoms often cause disease exacerbation – leading to hospitalization and increased debility. Symptom prevention or palliative care –… Continue reading

Hospice Care Under Scrutiny: July 2019 Report

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found Medicare reimbursed hospices do not always offer needed services to beneficiaries and provide poor quality care. To promote compliance and quality of… Continue reading

Federal Commitment to Improve Multiple Chronic Conditions

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ), Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement has announced a national priority to improve the care of patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). Patients… Continue reading

Preserving Pulmonary Function = Palliative Care

The World Health Organization (WHO), identifies 3 pulmonary conditions out of 10 causes of death globally (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Lung Cancer and lower respiratory infections). Advanced Pulmonary conditions… Continue reading

February American Heart Month

1 out of 2 American Adults have some form of cardiovascular disease Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. Every 40 seconds someone experiences a… Continue reading

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