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CMS Issues Final FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule and Quality Reporting Program Update

–Payment Update drops to 2.0%, “Labor Shares” Undergo Slight Adjustment Late July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule governing hospice payment and policy changes for fiscal year 2022 (FY2022).  The rule, Medicare Program; FY 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, Hospice Conditions of Participation Updates, Hospice […]

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Conversation and a Toolkit for Hosting Death Cafes

Thank you to Marsha Filion, Executive Director of the Hospice Help Foundation – Supporting hospice patients & families with dire financial need ( and Keliane Totten, V.P. of Community Engagement at Granite State VNA for sharing their insight and wisdom on Death Cafes yesterday. Conversation and a toolkit for hosting Death Cafes from Home Care […]

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Home Funerals & Green Burials in New Hampshire

The practice of burying bodies without embalming with toxic chemicals, encasing in metal or rainforest wood caskets, or cement or plastic outer vaults—truly body to earth—is timeless, interrupted only over the past century. Efforts to return to these ancient, eco-friendly ways are gaining momentum across the country and the few places elsewhere in the world […]

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Free End of Life Program Today!

Covid-19 changed the conversation about serious illness and the end of life. And, makes talking about living and ending well even harder and more urgent. We need YOUR HELP to reach more people with these critical topics. If you’ve already registered, thank you! Please invite your friends, colleagues and others you care about to join you […]

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Regulatory update for Hospice Administrators

NHPCO confirmed with CMS that temporary exemptions for HQRP Requirements end on June 30, 2020 and starting on July 1, 2020 hospices providers are expected to resume timely quality data collection and submission of CAHPS® Hospice Survey and HIS records for all new HIS admission records and any HIS discharge records that occur on or […]

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UPHOLDING RITUALS OF GRIEF AND SUPPORT DURING A PANDEMIC The COVID-19 crisis has upended much of our normal patterns of life and death. Medical social worker and Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Kelly McCutcheon Adams, authors a two-part blog series for the Conversation Project that is focused on how we can preserve our […]

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