Groups ask CMS to look into ‘disturbing’ hospice growth in three states … 42 new Alzheimer’s genes discovered in large international study … High blood pressure linked to neurotic personality...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Nov. 4
Nov 04, 2021
Hospice providers applaud actions in CMS’s home health final rule … Assisted living providers who don’t comply with COVID-19 vaccine mandate face $15 million in fines … Insulin prescribing for...
Q&A: ‘Mobile-first’ platform key to COVID-19-era hospice care delivery, says VITAS CMO
Jun 24, 2020
Joseph Shega, M.D., says a pivot to telehealth and mobile apps has provided care continuity for residents, while helping staff to keep a healthy distance and adhere to infection prevention protocol.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12
Feb 11, 2020
EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease...
CMS tightens procedures, oversight for hospice medication claims
Dec 12, 2013
In light of widespread inappropriate claims, providers will face heightened scrutiny for Medicare claims for hospice medications, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated in a letter this week.