US Death Rate Soared in 2020

12/23/21 at 07:30 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Death rates for Americans ages 15 and older rose sharply in 2020, hitting Black and Hispanic Americans the hardest, according to CDC report.

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Nursing home quality star ratings don't match survey results

03/15/21 at 08:59 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Quality scores and survey results should correlate, yet sometimes do not.

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Colorado Palliative Care

02/22/21 at 09:53 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Colorado has two exciting palliative care developments to share.

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Hospice for Patients with Serious Mental Illness

08/23/20 at 02:50 PM

EOL care for those with serious, persistent mental illness...

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Hospice Volunteers

04/14/20 at 02:46 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospice Volunteer Data: The Case for Consistent Data Collection & Reporting

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Nashville NPR addresses end-of-life costs and services

10/31/19 at 07:45 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospices challenged to consider services for patients with dementia and inpatient units.

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MedPAC Considers the Hospice Aggregate Cap

10/10/19 at 11:08 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting payment consideration.

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Hospice made the goodbye less bitter, more sweet

09/30/19 at 07:48 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospice is valued for providing humanity, as well as technical expertise...

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Hospice Outreach to Minorities Could Save Medicare $270 Million

09/28/19 at 11:21 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting angle on lower hospice utilization by minorities.

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Hospitals to include Hospice Compare info to patients at discharge

09/27/19 at 08:04 AM | by Cordt Kassner

An interesting application of Hospice Compare quality data...

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2019 CAPC Palliative Care Report Card

09/26/19 at 12:35 PM | by Cordt Kassner

How did your state do?

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Is Dying at Home Overrated?

09/03/19 at 10:38 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting reflection on listening to our patients, clearly communicating expectations based on their choices, and honoring their wishes...

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Free!! Publicly Available Data Resources

07/23/19 at 08:32 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Please review the annotated resources below, and as always please contact me with any questions.

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Organ Donation and Hospice

07/15/19 at 01:35 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Most drivers have checked the organ donation box on their licenses, and half of dying people receive hospice. So how can hospices help solve organ and tissue donation shortages?

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Prison Hospice Experience Leads To Jobs

07/11/19 at 08:08 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Prison Hospice program provides training for jobs after release.

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Hospice HEART Quality Tool

06/18/19 at 07:55 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Updated... This will be something to watch...

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Hospice & Social Determinants of Health

06/17/19 at 11:42 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospices striving to address social determinants of health.

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Prison Hospice - IL

06/13/19 at 11:49 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Cool story about expanding prison hospice in Illinois - good work folks!

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Hospices Serving the Unbefriended

06/13/19 at 10:42 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Ethics circles talk about challenges with serving unbefriended patients in hospitals, but this is an interesting application to hospices.

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Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

06/13/19 at 10:32 AM | by Cordt Kassner

How might these methods impact hospice and home health providers?

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Myths around dying at home

04/13/19 at 11:49 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting article - perhaps addressing a challenging topic infrequently discussed.

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Hospice Benefit Raises Big Bucks

02/13/19 at 07:44 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Maybe it's a Colorado thing...

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Colorado Medical Aid in Dying

02/06/19 at 08:52 AM

Colorado's 2nd year of Medical Aid in Dying.

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Tricare Now Accepting Pediatric Concurrent Care

01/23/19 at 09:18 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Pediatric concurrent hospice info...

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Changing how we die: Hospice care surges in Minnesota

12/31/18 at 02:38 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Positive hospice story in Minnesota...

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