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Rural Hospice and Palliative Care – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Hospice and Palliative Care.

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
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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
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PubMed Search: Rural Hospice and Palliative Care
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of rural hospice and palliative care.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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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
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Last Updated: 9/1/2022