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The following sites may be of interest to you. If you know of other links that could benefit our visitors please let us know. To enter a web site simply click on the name; a new window will open.

Site for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Medical Association; Also a link to JAMA

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation provides policy research and evaluation for the Department of Health and Human Services

Barbara Karnes Books, Inc.
Distributor of booklets "Gone From My Sight", "My Friend, I Care" and "A Time To Live"

Beth Carpenter and Associates

Boyd and Nicholas, Inc.
Caring Connections
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS (formerly HCFA) administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Center to Improve Caring of Dying
Center to Improve Care of the Dying is directed by Dr. Joanne Lynn

DonorExpress for Hospice Software

Enclara Health
Hospice Support program with cost effective pharmacy services, business development support and an online caregiver network

Fiscal Intermediary: Cahaba

Fiscal Intermediary: Palmetto

"Balancing serious issues with a light touch"

Gift from Within
A non profit company dedicated to post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD

Grief Resources Catalog

Growth House
Providing a broad range of information for consumers and professionals related to end-of-life topics. Links to other web sites in the United States and abroad
Healthcare Concepts
Provides publications, consulting and executive search services to the home health and hospice

HIPAA Privacy Rule Resources
A complete guide on the HIPAA privacy rule for hospice programs, available through Summit Business Group, LLC

Hospice Association of America
Hospice organization associated with the National Association of Home Care

Hospice Compliance Network
The Hospice Compliance Network is the most comprehensive and respected resource for Hospice Corporate Compliance guidance and support

Hospice Foundation of America
Provides grants for end of life related activities as well as conducting an annual bereavement satelite-linked conference
Hospice Pharmacia
Market leader in pharmacy services for hospice.

HospiScript Services,LLC
Offers reduced medication costs, hospice education resources, etc.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

The International Hospice Institute and College is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development and improvement of palliative care, world-wide. The IHIC is not a religious group and is non-political

it takes two
Gift-store quality greeting cards and note cards that convey messages of comfort, support and sympathy combined with beautiful original art

Attorney Mary Michal of Reinhart Boerner
Information about a law firm with services specifically tailored to hospices. Attorney Michal is a former hospice director with more than 20 years of experience as a health care attorney

Matrix Architects
Full service Architectural firm with 100% dedicated firm focus on hospice design

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. An independent federal body established in 1997 to advise the Congress on
issues affecting Medicare

Mills and Murphy Software Systems, Inc.
mumms Software
mummsŪ offers a complete business and clinical software suite for hospice
My Care Community  
Cost free program assisting caregivers, patients, and families dealing with serious illness or end - of - life matters.

National Association of Home Care
The national membership organization for providers of home care services

National Hospice Consulting Group

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a national membership organization for hospice providers
and professionals

New England Journal of Medicine

Newport Creative Communications

The New York Times
One of the better regularly updated news sources. Also, in the "Politics Section" under Political Tools there is a
comprehensive on-line guide to the White House, The Supreme Court, Governors and The Congress

Office of the Inspector General
To research new compliance guidelines, audit reports, fraud alerts, etc. Some sections require special software to
download the documents

OnePoint Patient Care
On line Hospice Pharmacy

Optimum Hospice Solutions, Inc.
Optimum Hospice Solutions provides comprehensive strategies for hospice organizations nationwide

Project on Death in America
The mission of the Project on Death in America is to understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities, and the arts, and to foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional education, and public policy

RAND/IHI Initiative to Improve Quality
Providing support for quality improvement through training, conferences, consultations, tailored projects for networks, and referrals to other resources

RBC Consulting, LLC

Resources for GriefTM
Resources for Grief is dedicated to providing reassurance and validation for those who grieve through a series of monthly mailings that include personalized letters and educational enclosures.
Simione Consultants
SeniorMed Pharmacy

Senior Health Care
Information and services for older adults

Summit Business Group, LLC
The Summit Business Group is a consulting firm established by former National Hospice Organization President, Jay Mahoney. Summit Business Group, LLC offers comprehensive hospice services

Suncoast Solutions

The Corridor Group
Interim Executive Staffing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Benchmarking, Certificate of Need, Accreditation, Finances, Corporate Compliance, Programs & Audits, Anti-kickback Fraud & Abuse, Executive Recruitment, Executive Coaching, Educational Consultants, Inpatient/Residential Facilities, Organizational Development & Change, Standards/Outcomes, Strategic Planning, Retreat Planning & Facilitation, Palliative Care-Hospital Partnerships, General Hospice, Home Health 

The Hospice Education Network
HEN is a service for hospice programs offers staff orientation, annual in-services, volunteer training and much more

The Hospice Institute for the Florida Suncoast

The Watershed Group
The Watershed Group, a 'turning point' consulting company, is committed to bringing excellence to companies and groups striving to go beyond their current condition

Weatherbee Resources

United States House of Representatives

The United States Senate