Chapters CEO Andrew Molosky: Building an Ecosystem of Care Around the Seriously Ill

Going forward, hospice and other post-acute providers are preparing to operate within a value-based ecosystem, and Florida-based nonprofit Chapters Health System is no exception. Chapters provides hospice, palliative care and a range of other services throughout Florida. It has expanded with a number of affiliations during the past three years, including those with Capital Caring […]

‘Suncoast’ Film Points a Lens at Hospice Families’ Experience

The recently released independent feature film, “Suncoast,” tells the story of a teenage girl and her mother wrestling with the approaching death of their sibling and son, respectively. The film is based on director Laura Chinn’s personal experience as her brother Max received inpatient care at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center, an actual facility operated […]

Gentiva Engineers Unique Palliative Care Payment System Via AIM Program

Gentiva Health Services has committed to expanding its recently established Advanced Illness Management (AIM) palliative care model in 2024, including its unique approach to reimbursement. The company has its roots in the former Kindred at Home. Once among the nation’s largest home health and hospice providers, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) acquired the company in 2021. […]

Quality, Culture Are Watchwords for Hospices in 2024

Amid intensified regulatory scrutiny, staffing headwinds and shifts towards value-based care, hospices need to ensure that they’ve made a strong commitment to quality and to foster a positive workplace culture, according to hospice leaders. Though many hospices have seen staffing volumes improve, competition for clinicians remains high and has providers grappling for ways to gain […]

Big Bend Hospice Launches New Hospital-Based Inpatient Unit

Florida-based Big Bend Hospice has unveiled a new inpatient hospice unit on the third floor of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). Dubbed the First Commerce Center for Compassionate Care, the unit is designed to expand end-of-life services to a mostly rural eight-county service area in Florida, where Big Bend has operated for more than 40 years. […]

Blue Ridge CEO: Community Hospices Can Lead the Way to Better US Health Care

Community-based nonprofit hospices can help blaze a trail towards a better future in American health care. This will be a core philosophy underlying Blue Ridge Hospice’s strategic goals for years to come, according to the company’s recently appointed CEO Jason Parsons. Virginia-base Blue Ridge services roughly 340 patients through its 2,200 square-mile service region, which […]

VNHS Leveraging Tech to Optimize Hospice Patient Experience

After 75 years of service, Georgia-based hospice provider Visiting Nurse Health System (VNHS) has its sights set on the future. Founded in 1948, the organization was the first home-based care provider to operate in Georgia, and in 1975 launched the state’s first hospice program. A major goal for 2024 will be to maximize the benefits […]

California Hospice Network: State Falls Short in Curbing Potential Malfeasance

The continued licensing of new hospices in California despite a moratorium is “deeply disturbing and frustrating,” the California Hospice Network (CHN) indicated in a statement. The practice is undermining efforts to combat hospice fraud, which has been rampant in California according to media and state government investigations. In 2021, the state enacted two hospice reform […]

Inside agilon health’s Palliative Care Game Plan

The senior care company agilon health (NYSE: AGL) will more than double the size of its palliative care program this year, with plans to leverage its robust suite of data to optimize care. The company is a value-based organization that partners with primary care physicians nationwide to jointly take on the total cost and quality […]

Hospice of North Central Ohio to Affiliate with Hospice of Western Reserve

The Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) will affiliate with Hospice of Western Reserve, also located in the Buckeye state. Financial terms were undisclosed. The HNCO board of directors signed a letter of intent to enter into a Management Services Agreement with Western Reserve for 90 days. In the interim, a diligence process will be […]