Hospice News Reel

October 25, 2022 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

WiHPCA is happy to remind members about and provide links to the latest articles and information from Hospice News and other publications:

·         Focus Group Study: 30% Believe Hospice Intentionally Hastens Death

About 30% of participants in a recent study said they believe that “hospice intentionally hastens death and the dying process.” The data appeared in a recently developed evidence-based serious illness messaging toolkit from the MessageLab Serious Illness Messaging Project. The toolkit identifies new approaches for hospice and palliative care providers to break down barriers of public misperception and apprehension of their services. Read more…

·         Hospice Workers ‘Crave’ Safety, Connection, Efficiency

As the hospice labor pool continues to dwindle, employers are seeking to understand what their workers need to continue on in the field. Researchers from Transcend Strategy Group have developed a stratified “hierarchy of needs” for hospice workers, based on data showing what those employees value most. Transcend found that the top priorities for hospice staff include financial security, safe working conditions, being empowered to focus on what matters, a sense of belonging, purpose and passion, and fulfillment in their work. Read more…

·         Palliative Care Needs a Defined Scope to Expand Access, Reimbursement

A primary barrier for patient and family access to palliative care is a lack of standardized definition and payment mechanism. Without an established palliative care benefit or universally recognized definition in place, care delivery models, patient experiences and reimbursement of palliative care services vary widely across the nation. Read more…

·         How the US Will Revamp Family Caregiver Support

Without family caregivers, many hospice patients would be unable to receive care in their homes. To help keep patients at home — the lowest-cost setting of care — the federal government recently unveiled a National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers, which has more than two decade’s worth of advocacy behind it. Read more…

·         CMMI Working on Payment Models That Include Palliative Care

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is developing new reimbursement pathways for palliative care. As part of that process, CMMI is applying elements of its Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration, which ended Dec. 31, 2021, according to a new CMMI white paper. MCCM was designed to test the impact of concurrent hospice and curative care. Read more…

Hospice News, which is part of the Aging Media Network, is a leading source for news and information covering the hospice industry.

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