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 Federal officials seek enhancements to the Medicare program through payment realignment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized Medicare rules adjusting payments for three types of providers: inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and hospices. First, the CMS final rule applying to IPFs issued last…
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The patient with late stage lung disease has progressed to the need for opioids and this is where palliation of symptoms falters and palliative care intervention is most needed. Our lives start and end with a breath. The first breath of an infant is anxiously awaited with joy and the…