University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Editorial Archives
July/August 2006  •  Volume 1, Number 4
From the Editor
End-of-Life Care (PDF, 174 KB)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 6
Feature Articles
Where is Medicare Part D Headed Now? (PDF, 164 KB)
With the initial enrollment period for Medicare Part D now over, a number of issues remain to be addressed. Enrollment issues and the effects of legislative and regulatory changes on Medicare Part D are projected for 2007.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 11
Case Management of Dementia Residents: Optimizing Outcomes and Quality of Life (PDF, 158 KB)
The development of a new dementia case management tool and how it can benefit affected Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and care teams are described.
Anne Ellett, NP, MSN  •  p. 16
Learning from Experience (PDF, 140 KB)
Provider and patient experiences are vital to improve health care systems and outcomes. This article highlights strategies to gain and put into practice experience in the current medical marketplace.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 28
Who Pays for Hospice? (PDF, 159 KB)
Hospice provides improved clinical and financial outcomes for end-of-life care compared with hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Hospice underutilization and reimbursement rates are examined in this article.
Sandy Buck  •  p. 31
Clinical Guidelines  •  p. 21
Legal Corner  •  p. 34
Q & A   •  p. 37
Case Study  •  p. 40
Resources  •  p. 42
Medicare Minutes  •  p. 43
Technology & Information  •  p. 46
Ad Index/Quick Facts & Stats  •  p. 48
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