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Medicare Expanding Access to Hospice Care

Medicare has announced an expansion of a pilot project to allow Medicare beneficiaries to use hospice services while at the same time receiving treatments for a cure. Previously, if you went into hospice care, you had to stop chemotherapy or radiation and other treatments. The theory implicitly was why spend money on a cure if you are expected […]

How to Live When You Have to Die

Yesterday was a beautiful day in the Northeast. I started out the day with a drive to Manhattan to have breakfast with a dozen physicians and healthcare executives. We had a discussion with Dr. Atul Gawande (2010), Staff Writer for the New Yorker and author of “The Checklist Manifesto”. I will keep the autographed copy […]