“Both companies have a proven track record of delivering customer service excellence and cost- effective pharmacy benefit management services to hospice providers. With the combination of our clinical programs and dedicated professional staff, along with new investments in technology, we will lead by delivering unique, innovative solutions to our clients.”
When a group of researchers asked which of these diseases involved the greatest health care costs in the last five years of life, the answer they found might seem surprising. The most expensive, by far, was dementia.
The paramount need is to honor the wishes of the patients. Over time, patients and family members can receive spiritual support, caregiver assistance and grief counseling. Family meetings led by professionals can improve communication and help family members who have withdrawn into grief.
LSU’s Les Miles took time out of preparing for this week’s game against Western Kentucky to talk running backs and eternity with a Mountain Brook teen who is now home from the hospital and under hospice care.
Based on annual claims and patient volumes, the 2015 rankings provide home health and hospice services companies with market landscape information to help them better understand their market position, dynamics and environment to grow their businesses.
The pain reliever Duexis is a combination of two old drugs, the generic equivalents of Motrin and Pepcid. If prescribed separately, the two drugs together would cost no more than $20 or $40 a month. By contrast, Duexis, which contains…
Caregiving can be a complicated job. Whether you’re a loved one or a medical professional, the experience is often exhausting and frustrating. But it can also be joyful and deeply rewarding.
Mrs. Rosen recognizes that she has been fortunate. Her mother and other relatives lived into their 90s, and Mrs. Rosen, who has survived breast cancer, hopes she can, too, “because there’s still a lot I’d like to do.”
Systematic assessment is vital to palliative care, but documentation confirming completion of systematic assessment in hospice settings is often inadequate or absent.
As I talked with my patient and examined her abdomen, my mind ran through this list, prioritizing what diagnoses seemed more likely. But the question remained in my head: Would I get the diagnosis correct?