When is a patient with congestive heart failure ready for hospice?
When is a patient with congestive heart failure ready for hospice?
January 12, 2021

Heart failure patients can live with their conditions for years. When are these patients eligible for the support that hospice can provide? As the leading ...

PharmSmart: This Cough is Making Me Crazy!
PharmSmart: This Cough is Making Me Crazy!
January 12, 2021

Cough is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients. We all have coughed at one point in our life. So why is coughing so common? Coughing is an ...

The Sickest Patients Can Benefit from Hospice
The Sickest Patients Can Benefit from Hospice
January 11, 2021

When you have a dying patient with complex clinical needs who may be wary of hospice, you need an experienced partner you can trust to provide excellent care ...

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 ...

Lower your Care Compare Readmission and Mortality Statistics
Lower your Care Compare Readmission and Mortality Statistics
January 11, 2021

How an intentional hospice strategy can help your health system improve quality and reduce penalties As Hospital Compare has transitioned into Care Compare, ...

Supporting Yourself, Your Team Members, and Your Patients and Residents During COVID-19
Supporting Yourself, Your Team Members, and Your Patients and Residents During COVID-19
January 11, 2021

Caring for residents and patients is always important and meaningful work, but it can be exhausting at any time, let alone during a pandemic lasting months or ...

How to Support a Grieving Loved One via Text: According to a Grief and Bereavement Expert 
How to Support a Grieving Loved One via Text: According to a Grief and Bereavement Expert 
January 11, 2021

When someone we care about experiences the death of a loved one, we find ourselves faced with two difficult decisions:   What is the best way to share my ...

What a Risk-bearing Entity Should Expect from Their Hospice Partner
What a Risk-bearing Entity Should Expect from Their Hospice Partner
January 11, 2021

Hospices can coordinate care at lower costs- learn the big 4 care events that a hospice partner should communicate to you Whether you’re a Managed Care ...

PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
November 30, 2020

“I can’t catch my breath!” How often do we hear this from a patient with an advanced illness? Dyspnea, defined as an uncomfortable abnormal awareness of ...

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