Key congressional committee members back palliative care demonstration model
Sep 24, 2021
The prospect of a palliative care demonstration model got a big boost this week from members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Pandemic driving more acceptance, understanding of palliative care, experts say
Sep 22, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and changing policy perspectives in Washington are “supercharging” interest in palliative care, according to Davis Baird, government affairs director for the National Association...
Only one in five older, sick adults have a DNR order at admission
Sep 10, 2021
The authors say that advance care planning discussions with clinicians are needed earlier.
Overcoming barriers to palliative care among culturally diverse communities
Terri Maxwell, Ph.D.
Sep 09, 2021
Despite the many benefits of palliative care for seriously ill people and their families, deeply held cultural traditions and beliefs of some racial and ethnic groups impact the adoption and utilization...
Home care providers, do physicians see your value? Think again
Sep 01, 2021
Home-based senior care providers face a significant problem when it comes to differentiation in the eyes of referring physicians.
Opportunities abound for home care agencies, Dombi tells McKnight’s in podcast
Jul 23, 2021
From new legislation to market changes, home care is in a position of growth it has never been in before.
The unmet needs of palliative care patients
Amer Alnajar, M.D.
Jul 13, 2021
As an industry, we need to better communicate the value of palliative care to both providers and patients.
Palliative care payment model is on the not-so-distant horizon, advocates believe
Jun 28, 2021
Palliative care advocates are gaining confidence the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will give the go-ahead for a demonstration payment model covering community-based palliative care.
Telehealth supports hospice and palliative care providers, patients and caregivers
Robert Crook, M.D.
Terri Maxwell, Ph.D.
Jun 22, 2021
Rather than viewing telehealth as a compromise on palliative and hospice care for the seriously ill, clinicians should see this as an option that is safer as it reduces exposure. Many individuals also...
Care quality and regulations are top industry concerns, McKnight’s survey finds
Jun 21, 2021
McKnight’s Home Care Daily readers are most interested in stories that help them improve care quality and better understand regulatory developments. And they want to learn more about palliative care...