TruPharmacy News: August Edition

CMS Issues Final Rule

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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.







Higher Margins From Longer LOS

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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). 







The Difference: Hospice vs. Palliative Care

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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.