Tag: pain

Beating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in the New Year

This year has continued to bring many of us closer to the pain, suffering and exhaustion of those experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue. There is no doubt that 2021 has been filled with additional challenges. At this point, burnout and compassion fatigue has expanded into many aspects of our lives.  Even if you experienced burnout […]

Latest release of Hospice Compare shows agencies stepped up on pain assessments

Hospices have taken a big step forward on pain assessment, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measure that has caused them the biggest struggle. In the Dec. 12 update of Hospice Compare, providers’ scores have improved on all seven assessment-based quality measures from the HIS. Hospices made slight improvements in six measures — between 0.1% and […]

MEDCAC Meeting 7/20/2016 – Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease

On July 20, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will convene a panel of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).  The MEDCAC panel will examine the scientific evidence underpinning the benefit and risk of existing lower extremity chronic venous disease treatments that aim to improve health outcomes in the […]