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September 2012

Hospice Suite now open at NCH

Made possible by a partnership with Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, a seven-bed hospice care unit opened earlier this month at Northwest Community Hospital. Learn more about the interdisciplinary team, care services and home-like setting of The Midwest CareCenter Hospice Suite at NCH.

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Changes to inpatient medical-renal care

NCH has changed its delivery of care model for the medical-renal inpatient population, following the Sept. 21 closure of the inpatient medical-renal unit on 5 East. Read how NCH will deliver dialysis treatments to inpatients at bedside throughout the hospital.

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Medical ethics and resources for physicians

NCH offers a full suite of resources to support medical staff members as they practice medical ethics in all aspects of patient care. Learn more about the NCH Ethics Committee and the consultation services available for physicians.

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Reimbursement changes for Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services

As a result of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 signed into law earlier this year, beginning Oct. 1, outpatient therapy services furnished by Hospital outpatient departments will be applied to Medicare beneficiaries' annual therapy cap amount. Read on for additional information on how this will potentially affect patients and providers.

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