We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Comment & Response |

A Perspective on Hospice Reform and Additional Caregiver Support

Jessica Conway Church, CPNP, MS1; Shane Eleanor Conway McCoin, JD2
[+] Author Affiliations
1Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver
2Ellison, Schneider & Harris, LLP, Kansas City, Missouri
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(7):1032. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2734.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


To the Editor The Original Investigation1 and Invited Commentary2 concerning hospice care published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine validated our experience caring for our 39-year-old sister who died of cancer in early 2015. We are disappointed to learn that our experience was similar to 12.3% of Medicare hospice beneficiaries who died in 2014. Although it is promising that Medicare and Medicaid plan to change payment policies to encourage more visits, it is too late for us, and more must be done to improve hospice care.


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





July 1, 2016
Shaida Talebreza, MD; Eric Widera, MD
1Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City2Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Salt Lake City, Utah3George E. Wahlen Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah4Inspiration Hospice, Salt Lake City, Utah
5Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco6Hospice & Palliative Care, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(7):1032-1033. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2742.
July 1, 2016
Joan M. Teno, MD, MS; Michael R. Plotzke, PhD
1Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
2Abt Associates, US Health Division, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(7):1033. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2745.
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...