Advanced Care Planning

Achieve Savings and Increase Patient Satisfaction by Utilizing Hospice at the Right Time
Achieve Savings and Increase Patient Satisfaction by Utilizing Hospice at the Right Time
November 17, 2021

Medicare has seen significant changes over the last 50 years. Medicare spending in 1970 was 7.5 billion and has increased to 926 billion dollars in 2020. ...

Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
July 13, 2021

Understanding the unique beliefs, traditions, expectations, and desires of the patients and families we serve can make an impact on the care that we provide ...

The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
July 01, 2021

Difficult conversations are a normal part of almost any 12-hour shift when working in critical care or other acute hospital setting.  No professional expects ...

Making Healthcare Decisions in Advance Eases Stress and Builds Trust
Making Healthcare Decisions in Advance Eases Stress and Builds Trust
April 05, 2021

It’s never too early to start having the conversation with patients and families. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day, and as spring approaches and ...

Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
January 30, 2021

February is American Heart Month, and a time to understand what millions of Americans struggling with heart failure face. Some sobering statistics: Every year, ...

Honoring the Legacy of your Black/African American Patients Starts by Asking the Right Questions
Honoring the Legacy of your Black/African American Patients Starts by Asking the Right Questions
January 28, 2021

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated the legacy of influential Black leaders and the ancestral history of Black people in February. As we celebrate the ...

How to Bill for Voluntary Advance Care Planning Conversations
How to Bill for Voluntary Advance Care Planning Conversations
January 11, 2021

According to the 2014 Institute of Medicine Landmark Report on Dying In America, “Clinicians need to initiate conversations about end-of-life care choices and ...

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