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Navigating hospice care can be overwhelming, but don't worry, our extensive collection of research is designed to provide clarity and peace of mind during this difficult time.
At the core of our objective lies a genuine dedication to improving the care you provide to your patients, residents, and community members confronted with advanced health conditions. We acknowledge the obstacles you encounter during these challenging moments, which is why we've designed all-encompassing resources to aid you in your medical decision-making process and bolster your efforts as a healthcare provider. Our resources cover a diverse range of subjects, from hospice criteria to medication administration, doctor visit invoicing, research outcomes, and crucial data. Maintain an understanding tone and target healthcare providers with this informative and concise content.
Use the LCD guideline to determine hospice eligibility.
As healthcare providers, recognizing a patient’s decline in functionality is crucial. The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) helps to determine if a patient is eligible for hospice care. For oncology patients, a score of 70% or below may be a sign that hospice care is needed. For most other diseases, a score of 50% or below may indicate the need for hospice care.
This tool tracks the progression of activity limitations over time, providing caregivers with valuable information to assist with care.
Healthcare professionals use the ECOG scale to determine how cancer has affected patients' ability to carry out their everyday activities.
Healthcare providers can use the NYHA to monitor a patient with heart failure.
The BMI calculator is a tool that calculates a person's body mass index (BMI) based on their weight and height to assess whether they are underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese.
A collection of guidelines to provide general help to hospice workers.
NHPCO Facts and Figures is a publication by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that provides data and statistics on hospice care in the United States.
General and application information regarding social security benefits.
a non-profit organization in the United States that advocates for and supports hospice and palliative care providers, patients, and their families.
A well-known non-profit that stands at the forefront of funding the fight for heart disease in the USA.
A variety of helpful resources aimed specifically at those living in Texas.
Information on how CMS can support you down every road of your journey, find a comprehensive selection of crucial information regarding benefits, billing & services all in one place.
Over 17 million citations from biomedical articles dating back to the 1950's, including information from MEDLINE and other life science journals.
The CDC provides comprehensive statistical information to inform policies and actions aimed at preventing and treating disease.
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