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Medical Apps On Tablets Grow in Popularity

Medical apps on tablets are gaining popularity. A recent study shows the medical profession as one of the top 10 commercial business application categories for tablet devices. 

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Palliative Care Experts Explain Why Many Patients Still Die Away from Home

Molly Walker from MedPage Today conducted email interviews with several palliative care experts to understand why so many patients die away from the home. 

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CMS Implements New Payment Structure for Hospice

On July 31, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the FY2016 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule. Two payment reform changes will be put into effect on January 1, 2016 by the rule, a two-tiered routine home care (RHC) rate and a service intensity add-on payment. 

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CMS Announces Hospice Participants in Medicare Care Choices Model

Last month CMS announced the list of hospices selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. More than 140 hospices will be participating in the model for a timeframe of five years. CMS expects that up to 150,000 eligible Medicare and dually eligible beneficiaries will be chosen to participate.

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Medicare shows decline in Deaths, Hospitalizations and Costs

A new study has found that deaths, hospitalizations rates and costs have declined among U.S. Medicare patients. 

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