Top Hospice Trends to Watch in 2021

The year 2020 brought unprecedented disruption to the hospice space, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak strained providers ability to provide care, access patients in homes and facilities and to maintain a healthy bottom line in light of lost revenues and rising costs.  Despite these challenges and economic headwinds, hospices adapted, improvised and […]

The Time is Right for a Community-Based Palliative Care Benefit

Stakeholders in the hospice space and beyond have recognized the need for community-based palliative care, delivered in the home, and the time has come for the federal government to do the same. Efforts have been underway among health care providers, state governments, advocacy groups and payers, among others, to make community based palliative care more […]

Hospice Providers Will Weather the COVID-19 Storm

While much of the nation grinds to a halt amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospice providers remain on the move — providing essential care to suffering patients and families in their homes and communities. In my observations of the hospice community, going the extra mile seems to be a matter of course for providers. Nurses have […]