Taking Control of End of Life Decisions
Collection of articles and book titles on how to prepare to get the gentle death you probably want.
Ochsner partners with Louisiana digital end-of-life care registry
Ochsner partners with Louisiana digital end-of-life care registry: New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has become the first health system to join an initiative to create a statewide electronic registry for advance care planning documents, according to a Feb. 19 news release.
Hospices Leverage Acute Care Partnerships to Improve Access to Care
While staring down tighter reimbursements and intensified regulatory scrutiny, hospices are becoming interested in health care system integration because of improved access, collaboration, operational support, and financial stability. Hospices and hospitals are increasingly joining forces to provide goal concordant care, reduce costs and prevent readmissions, while supporting growth for the hospice. While most people wish …
Community‐Based Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Documentation: Evidence from a Multispecialty Group
Background/ObjectivesWith the growing public demand for access to critical health data across care settings, it is essential that advance care planning (ACP) information be included in the electron...
Advance Care Planning Associated with Longer Survival at End of Life
Advance care planning is associated with longer life among terminally ill patients, a recent study in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care found. Through advance care planning, patients make clear their wishes and goals for end-of-life care and communicate that information to their clinicians as well as their families. Advance care plans also typically include the …
More Deaths Now Occur in Homes than Hospitals, Nursing Facilities
For the first time since the early 20th Century more people are ending their lives in their homes rather than the hospital or a nursing facility, according to a new report that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. The percentage of deaths that took place in a private residence rose to 30% in …
CMS: Hospices Can Now Apply to Primary Care First
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the online application period for the Primary Care First payment models. The agency announced the program in April and will implement the models in phases beginning in January 2021, initially in 26 regions throughout the United States. Hospices and palliative care organizations are eligible …