Today the voted voted intensified efforts to providers

Today the voted voted intensified efforts to providers, hospitals and patient organizations about the increased risk of maternal mortality in the U.S. And the importance of preconception care to support education, and called for further study of racial differences in maternal mortality . – ‘Has been identified together with obesity and high blood pressure, racial differences as the most important factor for the high maternal mortality rate,’said AMA Board Samantha Rosman, MD ‘Further better understand conducted to better understand this disturbing trend of maternal mortality and to determine what can be done to correct it.

Palliative medicine. CMS officials on Wednesday released new rules would, Medicare hospice patients a greater role in managing their end-of – life care plans, The Palm Beach Post reports The new rules. Effective planned second December – hospice patients increased access to pain management programs to reject the option of treatment and the opportunity to choose their doctor the new. Rules would apply nationwide on nearly 1 million Medicare beneficiaries in more than 3,000 Medicare-certified hospice facilities. According to the Post, Many hospice facilities already allow beneficiaries to make these decisions, but this is the first time the rules CMS has stated in its regulations. Weems said, understand As more patients and their families, and choose hospice care come, we felt it was sketch important, what rights patients, the care they get, to check in their final days, adding , End-of – life care has changed considerably in the last 25 years, and it’s time rules regulations to advances in medicine and hospice industry practices and the rights of the patients . Reprinted with permission from , you can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is for imperial network. A free service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation published.

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