Hospice http://wesa.fm en Home Health and Hospice Forum to Meet in March http://wesa.fm/post/home-health-and-hospice-forum-meet-march <p>Two Pennsylvania health care organizations are coming together to establish the Home Health and Hospice Forum.</p><p>The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) are reaching out to independent healthcare providers by holding an open forum to address issues and concerns about the impact of reform on the home health industry.</p><p>PHA spokeswoman Jennifer Haggerty said issues such as care transitions, chronic care management and consumer and family-focused care will be addressed.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:59:40 +0000 Michael Lynch 23291 at http://wesa.fm New Federal Regulations Affect Nursing Homes, Hospices http://wesa.fm/post/new-federal-regulations-affect-nursing-homes-hospices <p>Long-term facilities such as skilled nursing homes or facilities for people with intellectual disabilities often work with hospices. In some cases it goes well. But in other cases, communication can go by the wayside, affecting quality of patient care.</p><p>New federal regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid hope to smooth the transition between the facilities as well as give the patient more choice.</p><p>They went into effect on Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>Patients in long-term care facilities basically now have two options:</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Erika Beras 15296 at http://wesa.fm