TITLE

Record number of patients receive hospice care

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2010, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the increase number of patients who died in the U.S. under the care of a hospice program from 38.8% in 2008 to 41.6% in 2010, according to the report produced by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHCPO) in Alexandria, Virginia.
ACCESSION #
56584703

 

Related Articles

  • On call. Bassett, Elizabeth // Fort Worth Business Press;6/11/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 24, p8 

    The article discusses the role of home care physicians and the benefits of home visits for patients. A physician visiting a chronically ill patient at home can often save the patient time and money spent on ambulance transports, emergency room visits and extended hospital stays, according to the...

  • Hospice Numbers Surge Since 2000.  // Eli's Hospice Insider;May2011, Vol. 4 Issue 6, pp37 

    The article reports the increasing number of Medicare beneficiaries who use hospice care in the U.S. from 2000 to 2009. It says that nearly 1.1 million beneficiaries used services from 3,476 hospice providers in 2009, costing 12-billion dollars, compared to the 513,000 hospice users, 2,318...

  • Hospices Off The Hook For Some Hospital Costs.  // Eli's Hospice Insider;Jun2012, Vol. 5 Issue 6, pp43 

    The article discusses new hospice discharge codes 52 which will be in effect from July 1, 2012. According to code, if a beneficiary seeks hospital care without hospice arranging it, the beneficiary may be liable for cost of hospital stay. If the patient goes into the hospital and the hospice has...

  • A good balancing act reduces risk.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2011, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p63 

    The article discusses the strategy to minimize the risk of hospice cap deficits and reduce repayment demand letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Key aspects of the strategy including managing case-mix of short and long-term patients by following CMS admission...

  • Medicare Hospices that Focus on Nursing Facility Residents.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p103 

    The article discusses the growth of Medicare hospice care for nursing facility residents. The author states some hospices may seek beneficiaries who have less complex care and a longer service period, which will contribute to larger profits. It is mentioned that the Office of Inspector General...

  • Nursing home residents with dementia use hospice.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p22 

    The article reports a study involving records of nursing home residents published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias that indicated a rise in the number of residents with dementia using Medicare hospice care between 1999 and 2006.

  • Proactive Palliative Care Linked to Shorter Medical ICU Stay.  // Pulmonary Reviews;Jul2007, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p41 

    The article discusses research being done on the link between proactive palliative care consultations and medical intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay. It references a study by Sally A. Norton and colleagues published in the June 2007 issue of "Critical Care Medicine." An overview of the...

  • Improving Palliative Care in the ICU. Kleinpell, Ruth // Critical Care Alert;Jan2009, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p75 

    A quality improvement intervention aimed at improving palliative care in the ICU resulted in improvements of nurse-assessed quality of dying and a reduction in ICU length of stay, but no changes in family perceptions of quality of dying or satisfaction with care.

  • It's time to register for Medicare. Hecht, Jane // New Jersey Jewish News;11/3/2011, Vol. 65 Issue 44, p34 

    The article focuses on the need of health insurance for the elder people and also offers suggestions related to Medicare. As stated, Medicare Part A covers the costs of hospital stay, skilled nursing facility, and home health care and Part B pays for outpatient hospital care, doctors' services...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics