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News by Topic: Hospice and palliative care

Long Miles, Lonely Roads: In Rural Texas, Dying at Home Means Little Is Easy
Mar 15, 2018 - Details the difficulty rural Texas hospice patients face in accessing care. Hospice providers here cover large areas and often drive hours in order to see and care for patients, which can mean long wait times and some services being provided over the phone.
Source: STAT News
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Register
Feb 20, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting public comment on two separate items: the evaluation of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program, specifically the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) initiative; and Hospice Conditions of Participation. Comments must be submitted by March 23, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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