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The difference between Palliative and Hospice Care

It is easy to confuse hospice and palliative care. ¬†They are related sets of services both associated with minimizing or relieving as much as possible the pain and stress associated with life threatening conditions. Both services are intended to support … Continue reading

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Dementia and Quality Hospice Care

A growing number of Americans are dying with dementia, the authors write, but dementia is underrecognized as a terminal illness. Previous studies suggest that patients with advanced dementia are not viewed as being at high risk for death and receive suboptimal palliative care. Continue reading

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Changes for Hospice Claims, Eligibility, and Revenue Services

The Fiscal Intermediaries and Medicare Administrative Contractors for Hospice Claims have made significant changes to the way Hospice Claims are processed. * CAHABA eliminated its longstanding dial-up access system * CAHABA no longer provides MSP or DDE adjustments to claims … Continue reading

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