Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Hospice and Palliative Care.
Challenges of Rural Cancer Care in the United States
Highlights the impact of rurality affecting the care of
rural cancer patients and healthcare providers treating
cancer patients. Discussion includes the availability of
cancer specialists, limited transportation services, lower
socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, less
access to clinical trials, and the shortage of palliative
and end-of-life staff and services.
Author(s): Mary Charlton, Jennifer Schlichting, Catherine Chioreso, et al. Citation: Oncology (Williston Park), 29(9), 633-640 Date: 09/2015 Type: Document view details
Perspectives of Rural Hospice Directors
Presents findings from interviews of rural hospice directors in 47 states. Identifies six primary issues including workforce, finance and reimbursement, regulations, technology, general rural issues, and relationships with other providers.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Shawnda Schroeder, Alana Knudson, Gary Hart Date: 03/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center view details
Palliative Care Rural Initiative Dissemination Model and Implementation Guide
Includes tools, best practices, and lessons learned associated with implementing care coordination models to help rural community hospice organizations meet the needs of veterans. Created within a collaboration of the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23 and designed to be replicated by other VISNs.
Date: 11/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities. Type: Database Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Hospice Regulations and Notices
Lists federal regulations and notices related to Medicare hospice payment, including information on annual payment rate updates. Contains copies of proposed and final rules, along with any relevant corrections, as published in the Federal Register. Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)
Biennial study that monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services. Covers inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, adult day services centers, assisted living and residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes. Formerly called the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). Type: Website Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
CMS Hospice Center
Provides information on regulations, enrollment and participation, billing and payments, and CMS Manuals relating to hospice services and benefits. Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
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