June 2018 Edition
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FHPCA Presents Six Awards of Excellence at 2018 Forum

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association announced six winners of the Awards of Excellence in concurrence with their Forum 2018 ‘Care Kaleidoscope’ annual conference. The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of individuals and teams whose work make a profound impact on the field of hospice care in Florida and beyond. Read more...

Learn more about the Awards of Excellence from our 2018 winners: 

Haven Receives Three Awards from FHPCA
Cornerstone Hospice Receives Excellence Award
WATCH: Community Hospice Honoring Veterans

#HospiceWorks Forum will be returning May 30th & 31st 2019! Our Forum Planning Committee is already gearing up for another unforgettable educational event. Be sure to "Like" our Facebook page for upcoming announcements! 

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Congratulations to two Florida hospices who made the 2018 #HospiceHonors list!

Compassionate Care Hospice of Central Florida, Inc.
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc elite

Hospice Honors is a prestigious national program from HEALTHCAREfirst that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view:
Home Care and Hospice Focused to improve productivity and operational efficiencies through a comprehensive supply management solution, customizable for your agency. Learn more.
Why the Looming AseraCare Decision Could Decimate Hospice Fraud Prosecution
Trends in hospice fraud have authorities on high alert and providers feeling the heat. 

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company
Death has always been lucrative enterprise, whether it involves mahogany caskets or teams of estate and tax lawyers. But hospice, the business of caring for those who are nearing death, has become a booming multibillion-dollar industry that is attracting more and more for-profit companies, including one of the nation’s major insurers. 

Can AI Help Solve The Hospice Eligibility Question?
Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for hospices if they have a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. And, while providers can take an objective set of characteristics (FAST score, PPS, hospitalizations, MAC, etc.) and predict life expectancy for a population around an average, no one has come close to perfecting the practice.

American Medical Association re-examining opposition to physician-assisted suicide
For more than 20 years the nation’s most prominent doctors’ group has opposed physician-assisted suicide, but there are signs the American Medical Association may be wavering on that position. 

Hospitals to share more risk with skilled nursing, other partners in pilot for elderly care
A new pilot being tested by the American Hospital Association in five U.S. health systems aims to create “age-friendly” care that focuses on safety, patient satisfaction and universal value. 

‘Invisible workforce’ of caregivers is wearing out as boomers age
Growing numbers of Americans face the immense and often overwhelming challenge of caring for an aging parent or other loved one, a burden that will skyrocket as 76 million baby boomers move into their 80s and need help coping with dementia, cancer, heart disease or just plain frailty and old age. 

AARP’s New Innovation Focus Could Bolster Aging-In-Place
With a new leader helming its Enterprise Innovation division, AARP is making moves to a be a bigger player in this arena, including by creating new products through in-house “startups.” These innovations could boost aging in place by helping people manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. 
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Deep Dive into Compliance Details
Series: Part 2
When: June 28th, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
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Best Practices for Compliant Social Media Opportunities
Gloria Turner, Turner Healthcare Consulting
When: July 5th
Where: Online

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Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series:
Differentiating Grief from Depression
Gary Gardia, Gary Gardia, inc.
When: July 12th
Where: Online

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Community Education & Outreach:
Why Is This Critical for Your Agency?
Kathy Ahearn, Ahearn Advisement Partners
When: July 17th
Where: Online
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Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series:
Ethical Challenges in Palliative Sedation & End-of-Life Decisions
Gary Gardia, Gary Gardia, inc.
When: July 26th
Where: Online
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