Friday, February 25, 2011

Hospice Face-to-Face

A first person account of a face-to-face re-certification of hospice eligibility following Medicare's new rules designed to prevent fraudulent use of hospice. This is a related link about the role of Nurse Practitioners in providing hospice care, and especially in serving as the bridge or gateway into such care. If the expansion of palliative care grows to meet the need and demand of patients, there will be workforce considerations on the near horizon, especially if palliative care is increasingly expected to be a part ACOs and the like . Who, what, where, when, how?

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