National Hospice And Palliative Care Organization

Opportunity may be knocking, but many operators don't want to answer the door

Opportunity may be knocking, but many operators don't want to answer the door

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If you are a long-term care operator, the latest report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization should leave you with mixed feelings.

Hospice is growing fastest in skilled nursing facilities, new report shows

Hospice is growing fastest in skilled nursing facilities, new report shows

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Hospice services increased in nursing homes more than in any other care setting last year, according to the latest annual report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Discharge trends suggest hospices are ditching patients in their last days to preserve profits, Washington Post reports

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Hospices may increasingly be discharging dying patients to hospitals in an effort to protect their bottom lines, according to an article published Thursday in The Washington Post.

Spiritual spaces

Spiritual spaces

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Designers of worship, meditative and hospice spaces must meet the varied needs of different religious backgrounds while creating a neutral area of reflection.

... while Medicare cuts threaten hospices' profit margins

Medicare profit margins for hospice providers could dip into negative territory thanks to two new cuts to Medicare reimbursements, according to a new survey.