How the New Regulations Change the Way You Care for Your Patients

Jan 2nd, 2018

The LTC MEGA Rule Part II is effective as of November 28, 2017. The overall goal of the new regulations is the safe and effective use of medications. ... read more

Medication Coverage in 2018

Dec 2nd, 2017

The 2018 Wage Index and Payment Rate Update for Hospice includes significant wording differences compared to the current Conditions of Participation. These differences may cause hospice agencies to feel that they now must cover more medications. The Wage Index wording reads: “…hospice t ... read more

Cold, Flu and Pneumonia Season

Nov 1st, 2017

It is that time of year again. The time of year when the cold weather drives everyone inside, where they huddle together with their electronic device of choice. They hack, sneeze, and cough passing the micro-organisms back and forth to one another until things warm up in April or May. There are two ... read more


Oct 4th, 2017

Methadone has the ability to relieve a wide variety of pain types, is available in a “long acting” 10 mg/ml concentration, and it is low cost. All of these reasons make it an ideal analgesic for hospice. Many nurses and ... read more

New Governmental Alert and Regulation Warning!

Sep 1st, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to inform employees how to identify the hazardous materials they may encounter in the workplace. However, many drugs are considered hazardous materials. If an emp ... read more

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