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ON OUR COVER: Creating New Opportunities Through Diagnosis-specific Programming In 2008, Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care was at a crossroads: “Our strategy of relying on the ebb and flow of referrals from a few reliable sources was not sufficient for financial stability, let alone meaningful growth,” says Robin Stawasz, director of provider relations and family services. So STHPC adopted a new approach—one that provides specialized hospice care for individual disease processes. Its patient census has now nearly doubled while average length of stay has increased. Robin and her colleague, Suzanne Scheib, explain. PLUS: Blogging for the Hospice Clinician Christian Sinclair, a national hospice medical director and editor of the well-known blog, Pallimed, is a strong proponent of online publishing. “It’s a way to tell our stories and share advances in the field with a much wider audience, without relying solely on the media,” he says. Here he offers guidance on how to share these stories while safeguarding patient privacy. Managing Stress Managing stress is a critical part of our work because it not only impacts our life and well-being, but also the lives of the patients and families under our care. As this month’s Voice of NCHPP feature, CNA Section leader, Tandra Chandler, offers guidance. Short Takes: Quality Reporting Deadlines Draw Near A Hospice Nurse Offers a Lasting Gift NHPCO Members Receive Innovation Awards EHB Update: Now Up to the States— and a Local Advocacy Issue Hospice of Michigan’s @HOMe Support Hospice of Michigan introduced @HOMe Support™ in 2000, a comprehensive program that helps patients with advanced illness manage their symptoms at home. Today, HOM is seeing the rewards of this expansion, including a new partnership to provide care to patients of Detroit Medical Center as part of the Michigan Pioneer ACO. HOM president/CEO, Dottie Deremo, shares their experience. A Message From Don Compliance Tip of the Month Resource Links to Bookmark News From FHSSA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - August 2012

Creating Opportunities Through Diagnosis-specific Programming
A Message From Don
Free Community Assessment Tool
Blogging for the Hospice Clinician
Custom-print Marketplace (display ad)
Hospice of Michigan’s @HOMe Support
The Voice of NCHPP
Managing Stress
Quality Reporting Deadlines Draw Near
A Hospice Nurse Offers a Lasting Gift
Essential Health Benefits Update
NHPCO Members Receive Health Care Innovation Awards
Add CGAs to Your Giving Menu (display ad)
Simione: Solving Your Hospice Challenges (display ad)
Compliance Tip of the Month
CTC 2012 (display ad)
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching
News From FHSSA

NewsLine - August 2012