Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Hospice and Palliative Care.
Developing Successful Palliative Care Teams in Rural Communities: A Facilitated Process
Discusses the importance of palliative care in rural areas. Describes a 3-year initiative led by Stratis Health to guide the development of palliative care services through rural community-based teams in North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. Presents results of the initiative, including initial and follow-up assessments regarding the community's experience and expertise in components of palliative care.
Author(s): Karla Weng, Janelle Shearer, Laura Grangaard Johnson Citation: Journal of Palliative Medicine Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details
Medicare Payment Basics: Hospice Services Payment System
Overview of the Medicare hospice and palliative care benefit for beneficiaries who have a life expectancy of six months or less, and Medicare payments to hospice and palliative care providers.
Describes the four levels of care of the hospice prospective payment system and payment rates.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Obstacles Persist for Rural Patients to Access Hospice
Discusses challenges to delivering hospice care in rural areas. Highlights changes to allow providers at Rural Health Centers and Federal Qualified Health Centers to serve as attending physicians for hospice patients. Explores the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of hospice services, including the use of telehealth services and workforce concerns.
Author(s): Jim Parker Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Hospice News view details
Rural Community-based Palliative Care ECHO Program Summary
Describes a nine-month intervention to support 11 community-based palliative care programs in rural Minnesota using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Model. Provides an overview of the participants, session topics, technology utilized, and results. Offers insights and lessons learned.
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Sustainability Strategies for Community-based Palliative Care
Summarizes themes from two roundtable discussions conducted in late 2018 with 9 rural palliative care programs in Minnesota and surrounding states. Offers examples and resources for sustainability strategies to support community-based palliative care programs.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Rural Community-Based Palliative Care: Final Report
Evaluates the outcomes of the Stratis Health Rural Community-Based Palliative Care Project, a 3-year project that provided financial and technical assistance to State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) in Washington, North Dakota, and Wisconsin that supported the implementation of palliative care programs in rural communities. Provides an overview of palliative care and barriers to palliative care in rural areas. Offers lessons learned that can be applied to existing palliative care efforts in rural communities.
Author(s): Alana Knudson, Jennifer Satorius, Kathleen Taylor Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis view details
Home Care and Hospice During COVID: A Rural Perspective
Interview with leaders from CHI Health at Home, a home health and hospice care provider serving rural Minnesota and North Dakota. Describes how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted operations and patient care, including the increased role of technology, as well as the benefits of federal waivers.
Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response view details
Telehealth and Palliative Care
Offers resources on delivering palliative care through telehealth services. Covers how to select the technology platform, prepare patients and families, conduct a telehealth visit, and document and bill for services.
Date: 2020 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care view details
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