TruPharmacy News: August Edition

CMS Issues Final Rule

CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1714-F) that demonstrates continued commitment to strengthening Medicare by better aligning the hospice payment rates with the costs of providing care and increasing transparency so patients can make more informed choices. Continue Article







Higher Margins From Longer LOS

Patient populations who experienced longer lengths of stay boosted hospice margins by as much as 20% during 2016, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC). Continue Article







The Difference: Hospice vs. Palliative Care

Palliative care and hospice are both prescribed to provide comfort and relief to someone who is suffering from an illness or medical condition. But they’re not the same thing. Learn More Here

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