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Provisions Relating To Disposition Of The Body

Before issuance of Letters of Administration, any person may carry out written instructions of the decedent relating to the decedent’s body and funeral and burial arrangements. The fact that cremation occurred pursuant to a written direction signed by the decedent that the body be cremated is a complete defense to a cause of action against [..]

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CMS Revises Hospice Medications Guidance

When Medicare beneficiaries elect the hospice benefit, they waive Medicare coverage for all care and services related to the terminal illness that are not on the hospice plan of care and provided through the hospice provider. This means that when a terminally ill beneficiary elects hospice, all of the medications needed to control the pain [..]

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