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NOTE: Some listings include a link to a related Promoting Excellence demonstration project.

Also see:
* Financial Implications of Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
* New End-of-Life Benefits Models in Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans
* Accounting for the Costs of Caring Through the End of Life: Cost Accounting Workgroup Recommendations to the Field. Please Note: Appendix D: Additional Resources
* Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: Appendix E


Articles

"Accounting for End-of-Life Care: Recommendations to the Field by the Cost Accounting Workgroup." Journal of Health Care Finance, 30(4):79-92 2004.
(Cost Accounting Workgroup)

"Barriers in Medicaid Reimbursement”. State Initiatives in End-of-Life Care, 21: 2003.
(Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center)

"Current Reimbursement Policies Don’t Serve Anyone’s Needs.” State Initiatives in End-of-Life Care, 15(2): 2002.
(Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center)

"Paying for Care Needed by Children with Life-Limiting Conditions.” State Initiatives in End-of-Life Care, 15(2): 2002.

Twohig JS and Byock I. “Aligning Values with Practice.” Health Progress, July-August 2004.

 

Reports
Funding hospice/palliative care in a state mental hospital or similar facility. Information from CMS 10-2002 for MEDICARE.”
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)

Press Coverage
"Can House Calls Cut Costs?: Valley Test May Reshape Medicare”. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix AZ. February 15, 2001.
(Hospice of the Valley)

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.