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Hospice and Palliative Care Management Yearbook

  • ID: 1195451
  • Book
  • February 2010
  • Managed Care Information Center
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Trends in the management of hospice programs, key developments, regulations and compliance, the importance of increasing referrals, best practices, and a focus on the hospice profession are just a few of the reference topics in the new Hospice and Palliative Care Management Yearbook. This new publication is going to print and will ready to ship in January.

We have done your work for you -- the hospice letter editorial staff has taken the most important articles that were published in the hospice management newsletter during the last two years, edited, compiled and organized the information by subject to make your research on hospice management information as easy as possible.

The Yearbook is organized in logical order by category including hospice and compliance, marketing your hospice program, managing hospice and palliative care programs, best practices, working with physicians and referrals.

The Yearbook organizes hospice 'industry' facts, trends, statistics, analyses, and results of important studies and surveys.

This is information, you will not get from any other source - - it’s been exclusively prepared by hospice letter, trusted by hospice professionals since 1979.

The Yearbook contains information on Medicare reimbursement for hospice, CMS actions, the transition to the new rules for Conditions of Participation, costs, and, exclusive results of surveys of hospice professionals.

You'll get a review of the core services under the new CoPs, assessments and planning coordination of services under the CoPs, guidelines for reporting additional data on hospice claims, and the essential aspects of developing a hospice compliance program.

From dealing with the competition, retaining staff and maintaining and expanding program growth, to strategic planning, community education and developing new programs are among the tasks, challenges and opportunities that are addressed in the Yearbook section devoted to managing hospice and palliative care.

Discover how other hospice programs have overcome adversity in one case to strengthen its 'infrastructure,' and boost employee morale; how another hospice’s commitment to caring initiatives boosted its census by more than 200 patients a day; and, how another hospice created a unique program for individuals with end-stage dementia and is now serving more than 400 patients.

Best practices in hospice and palliative care administration is the Yearbook section that includes a look at performance improvement, pain policies, and improvements in end-of-life care for children.

Learn how some hospices are successfully increasing referrals, in the Yearbook section devoted to marketing, including a best practice in hospice marketing by creating account profiles. You'll get how to go about developing partnerships and demonstrating what sets your hospice apart from other hospices.

Get practical strategies for marketing to potential referral sources, a critically important mission, understanding physicians’ needs, and, how to market your hospice without breaking the bank.

Another Yearbook section reviews funding and grants for hospice and end-of-life care.

Finally, many of the new initiatives, new programs, achievements, and awards are highlighted in hospices in the news.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Management Yearbook is not a how-to handbook or guide. But it can be a useful desk reference tool. Use it to research a new gem of an idea, to stimulate marketing ideas, or to learn what other hospices are doing.

As always, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are responsible for managing your hospice or palliative care program, we are confident that you will be completely satisfied with this one-of-a-kind professional resource.
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