As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, there are many emerging opportunities for hospice organizations to improve patient care and quality of life, and grow their businesses by extending the reach of their services to more patients.
Our hospice news section provides your organization with interesting and valuable insights on the latest industry news and trends, highlights opportunities for better care and operational efficiency, and helps you keep pace with the changing regulatory environment.
From ICD-10 training to end-of-life care to new technologies, our hospice news posts feature insights from clinical directors, administrators and financial executives as they explore the opportunities amid the business and regulatory challenges they face.
Explore the posts below to discover the latest in hospice news. If you have something to add to the conversation, we invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section of any post.
- New Survey Shows Views on End-of-Life Care, Death Similar Across Countries
- Hospice Nurse Brings Comfort, Humanity to Patients
- CMS Guidelines from 2017 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule
Hospice News & Trends
Changing regulations, new documentation procedures, protecting patient data and the aging baby boomer generation are all hot topics in the world of hospice care. Staying current on all the latest news and trends will help your hospice organization traverse the changing industry landscape and identify new opportunities for improvement and growth.
Here you’ll find a variety of educational posts with details on new studies, programs and certifications, as well as the latest on new or changing regulations, technology trends and more.
- OIG Study Faults GIP Hospice Stays
- Interoperability Comes to Home Health and Hospice
- Extra Scrutiny Needed for Hospice GIP Admissions
Improving Hospice Care Quality
Modern hospice care has been around since the early 1960s, focusing on providing the care, compassion and support patients and their loved ones need during an incredibly difficult time of life.
In this section, you’ll discover ideas, opportunities and tools your organization can harness to improve quality and enhance the patient experience.
- Planning Key to Effective Home Health Staff Education
- Hospice Stats Say More about Care than Money
- The Health Insurance Reforms that Enrich Aging Patients’ Quality of Life
Complete, accurate and accessible documentation of clinical patient records are the foundation of any effective and efficient hospice organization. However, as technology improves and the industry evolves, hospice organizations face great opportunities and challenges to keep pace and in compliance with new standards.
In this section, you’ll find the latest news on hospice documentation requirements, as well as helpful tips and advice for discovering efficiencies and strategies for improving your current processes.