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Problems with Hospice Compare website delay release of new data

Problems with Hospice Compare website delay release of new data

Quality of care in the nation’s hospices came under the spotlight in August when the agency that runs Medicare rated some 3,800 facilities nationally, including about two dozen in San Diego County, on seven measures. Now, the same federal agency that published the online scorecard, Hospice Compare, is getting attention because its website has flaws, and that has delayed the ... Read More »

New Medicare website measures quality of hospice care

New Medicare website measures quality of hospice care

For the first time, Medicare officials have posted online quality scores for some 3,800 hospice providers — including about two dozen in San Diego County. The scores are on a website launched Wednesday called Hospice Compare. And most San Diego hospices did well on most measures compared with national averages. Kate Goodrich of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ... Read More »

Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Oscar and Teri Lara of Rancho Bernardo were diagnosed with prediabetes a few months ago, a condition 86 million Americans share. That means the retired couple live with a greater chance they’ll develop diabetes, which can lead to heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease, and an early death. The Laras are lucky.  Nine in 10 Americans don’t know they have ... Read More »