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PDC|Rx JULY 2019
COMPANY NEWSLETTER
HAPPY FOURTH!!!

Please note that the company goals for the
calendar year of 2019 are:

 

2019 PDCRx Company Goals:

Happy Fourth of July, PDC Family!!

We are excited to announce our 2019 company goals, which as always, are only going to be obtainable with the help of EVERYONE!!

  1. 97% retention rate

  2. 20 new hospice or 2,000 hospice patients
    (or lives)

  3. 2 new backbill pharmacies

What's New?!

Let’s celebrate our 2019 new clients added:
HomeNurse Hospice - Griffin, GA (August 1, 2018)
Charlin Hospice (February 1, 2019)

We are no longer servicing the following

Marquardt Hospice – Watertown, WI (January 29, 2019)

Did You Know…

Did you know that our very own Executive Vice President and Founder, Dr. Mark Lewandowski, recently released a thought-provoking book called Thinking Reimagined?
This book is a guide to assist you in your personal pursuit to lead hospice into an amazing and rewarding future.

“The human capacity to continue to grow and develop mentally has no bounds outside of self-imposed limitations. Critical thinkers can become highly creative thinkers given the right tools and environmental modifications. People who doubt the value of their ideas can become real innovators within organizations and communities by simply learning how to employ their ideas into a system. Impactful ideas for growth, change and success are already in the corners of your mind waiting to be discovered.”  - Mark Lewandowski

Want to read more about how to employ your ideas and innovate your hospice? Email Taylor Bradshaw at taylor@pdcrx.com for a FREE copy!
 
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TAYLOR BRADSHAW
Accounts Manager

Taylor BradshawTaylor has been an Accounts Manager at PDC since September of 2018. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and loves watching Tulsa grow into a place full of creativity and fun things to do. Taylor loves live music and local bands, her beautiful puppy Jenny, being in the sunshine, and taking her kayak to the lake. She enjoys trying new restaurants and loves hanging out with her family and friends. Her favorite part of working at PDC would be the team she gets to work with and attending conferences which allows her to share what a wonderful company PDC is with hospices across the nation.

Thank you for all that you do Taylor!

Clinical Pearl…

What Does Hospice Do About Insulin?

What does hospice do about insulin?

Insulin is one of those controversial hospice medications when it comes to deciding coverage.
 

However, let’s think through this more systematically and objectively…
Who covers the cost of insulin?

 

1. Is the diabetes related to the primary diagnosis?

a.     It can most likely be considered related in patients with CHF, end-stage renal, coronary artery disease, or cerebrovascular disease.

        i.     In this case, if there is clear evidence that tight glycemic control is necessary to the primary diagnosis, the hospice should cover the insulin.

b.     It may or may not be the case if the primary diagnosis is peripheral artery disease when the peripheral artery disease is directly impacting the prognosis. This also would apply to patients with peripheral artery disease which results in a gangrenous limb.


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