Tag Archives: Hospice

CMS Introduction to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 directs the Secretary to establish quality reporting requirements for hospice programs. A new CMS webinar was scheduled to explain the basics of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program … Continue reading

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Source says Queen of Soul is in Hospice Care

A source close to 76-year-old singer Aretha Franklin states that she as entered hospice care. In February of 2017, Franklin announced that she would stop touring, but she continued to book concerts. Earlier this year, she canceled a pair of… … Continue reading

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Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act goes to Senate For Approval, May Become Law

Palliative and hospice care can improve both the quality of care and quality of life for patients who are terminally ill and their families. Now the Senate has the decision to follow the U.S. House of Representatives, which has unanimously approved a bill that would … Continue reading

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Therapy Donkey for Hospice

10-year-old Charlie the Donkey is helping those at the end of life through “assistive therapy” at St Ann’s Hospice in Cheadle, Cheshire. Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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Hospice company Caris agrees to pay $8.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations

On June 25, the Department of Justice announced that Caris Healthcare, L.P., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, had agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle allegations initially brought by a whistleblower, that the company submitted false claims, including for hospice care … Continue reading

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