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Covering news of the delivery, service, industry, research, policy, and finance of health care as it pertains to end of life issues.


Family Physicians Play Key Roles At The End Of Life, Study Finds

Family physicians play a vital role in helping terminally ill patients to die in comfortable and familiar surroundings, according to new findings published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Researchers, led by Thijs Reyniers, from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, sought to better understand family physicians’ perceptions regarding their roles and the difficulties faced caring for the seriously […]

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Medicare Revises Hospice Drug Policy, Local Providers Relieved

Under nationwide pressure from hospices experiencing financial and administrative strain due to a newly implemented policy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is revising its own guidance that was intended to help avoid duplicate payments for prescription drugs. This change of course comes two months after the CMS rule’s effective date, months in which […]

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