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Hear From The Artist Who Donated His Time to Palliative Care - And Topped Reddit

On May 24th 2016, palliative care had an unexpected moment in the limelight when the users of the popular link-sharing site Reddit took a break from funny videos and memes to vote an artist's inspiring work to the top of the front page. A user going by the name Baron_Samedi_ posted a picture of his latest work: a mural that he donated to the Palliative Care wing of a nearby rural hospital.

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ICD-10 Codes Not Allowed For Primary Diagnosis

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership has put together a list of ICD-10 codes that are not allowed to be used as primary diagnosis.

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The Joint Commission Announces New Certification for Palliative Care

The Joint Commission is offering a new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) certification option for home health & hospices that will launch July 1, 2016. Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will recognize home health and hospice organizations that provide top caliber, community-based palliative care to patients and families in their home (primary place of residence).

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CMS Issues Change Request 9575

CMS has issued CR-9575 - Making Principal Diagnosis Codes Mandatory for Notice of Elections to be Accepted. The implementation date for this change is October 3, 2016.

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New Podcast Series Discusses Dying In America

A new podcast series, Dying in America: Conversations About Care at the End of Life, will focus on various aspects of end of life care from the perspective of experts in the field. The program is sponsored by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is produced by ReachMD. The series is based on the 2015 Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.

 

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