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Dreams of the Dying

A team of clinicians and researchers led by Dr. Christopher Kerr at Hospice Buffalo has begun a study that looks at the important of dreams and their role in supporting a "good death" for hospice and palliative care patients and their families. The team conducted their first study (published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine) by conducting multiple interviews with 59 terminally ill patients regarding their dreams. The team found patterns that could help patients and their family members find peace and closure. Dr. Kerr discusses the study at length in a TEDxBuffelo speech in December 2015. 

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JAMA Releases Death, Dying and End of Life Viewpoints Edition

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), released a new edition this month called Death, Dying and End of Lie Viewpoints. The edition discusses several issues related to hospice and palliative care including assisted dying, ICU use at the end of life, and hospice policy.


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Leo Radosta Named Top 100 Innovator in Louisiana

Congratulations to mumms CEO Leo Radosta who was included on the Silicon Bayou 100, a list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. 

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Possible Issue with Reason Codes 32402 and 32403

Medicare intermediaries are now publishing notifications that Medicare edits for the new RN and LPN Gcodes have not effectively been implemented on their end. For this reason, claims are being RTP'd. 
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Darren Bertram Elected to NHPCO Board of Directors

Congratulations to Darren Bertram from Infinity Hospice Care on being elected to the Board of Directors for NHPCO. 

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