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Blog: Hospice Views

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New Quality Measures: Crossroads Top 5 In Patient Visits

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a new set of quality measures designed to help consumers compare different providers while doing hospice care research. The goal is to increase the level of transparency in regard to the quality of care provided by Medicare certified hospice agencies throughout the nation. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we welcome this development.
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New Changes To Medicare In 2017

Medicare provides coverage to more than 55 million Americans. It is the cornerstone of healthcare insurance for people age 65 and older, people with disabilities under age 65, and those suffering from end-stage renal disease. Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) make changes to the plan. Medicare recipients should be aware of three new changes to Medicare in 2017.
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Three Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness

The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year's resolutions we all fall back on like "lose weight" might apply to your situation, but there are a few other resolutions for those facing chronic illness we'd like you to consider.
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Giving Your Family the “Gift of Knowing” in 2017

You know it's important. It's on the to-do list...right after "Get the Kids to Soccer" and just before "Clean Out the Garage." But if you're like most people, it's one of those tasks that is easy to push off. “No one's sick right now,” you reason. We'll make sure this gets done next month, and then another year goes by and you're nowhere closer to completing an advance directive or medical power of attorney.
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Hey Paula for the Holidays

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a Cadillac Escalade. A Cadillac Escalade limo, that is - and it's especially fun when you're heading off to see the Kansas City Area Christmas lights with a very special patient.