Updated palliative guidelines cover ACA, quality improvement

04/16/2013 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Updated guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care say Affordable Care Act provisions for care coordination and quality improvement should be followed by palliative care clinicians because the ACA allows hospice and palliative care providers to join accountable care organizations and to receive bundled payments. The guidelines also cover quality assessment and performance improvement reviews, psychological and psychiatric care, and bereavement programs.

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