ON OUR COVER:
Accountable Care Organizations
Julie Lewis, one of the nation’s leading experts on ACOs, helps cut through the minutiae to explain what an ACO really is, how it works, and the role of hospice in this new model.
Addressing Pain and Suffering
Gary Gardia discusses the many aspects of suffering and provides specific questions you can ask patients and families to help with an assessment.
• NHPCO’s Executive Scholarship Program • Circle of Life Award Call for Nominations • Seasons of Caring Ads Win the Gold
The Voice of NCHPP
How do you engage a 24-year old developmentally disabled patient when the usual methods don’t work? Sally Cobb discusses a recent case.
A Message From Don
Don Schumacher shares some additional thoughts on ACOs.
Hospice in the Continuum
Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton, NJ offers a range of non-hospice services, but that expansion didn’t happen overnight. President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini explains.
Member News and Notes New—Regulatory Tip of the Month NHPCO Educational Offerings NHF Quarterly Newsletter
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - July 2011