Naheed Dosani, M.D.: Expand Palliative Care for the Homeless

Naheed Dosani, M.D. is a palliative care physician based in Toronto who cares for homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in his community. He founded Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program which has inspired similar models around the world, including the United States. Through PEACH, interdisciplinary teams provide community-based hospice and palliative care […]

Suncoast Medical Director Li: Create Stabilization in the Face of Expansion

Carol Li, D.O., recently became medical director for Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health. A hospice and palliative board-certified physician, she first joined Suncoast Hospice in 2018, caring for patients in an inpatient care center.  Li received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey and completed […]

Chapters Health CEO: Give Smaller Hospices What They Need to Survive

Post-acute provider Chapters Health System has introduced two unique business models designed to help legacy hospices leverage shared resources to improve financial viability and stave off acquisitions from larger organizations. The company designed the Chapter Health Managed Service Organization (MSO) program largely in response to widespread consolidation in the hospice space. A second model, Chapters […]

Medicare Advance Payments Complicating Hospice M&A

The federal government has provided aid and support to hospice providers and other health care organizations to help mitigate the financial damage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some providers have struggled to navigate the complexities of these programs and the associated rules, including the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program AAP Programs are typically […]

Enclara VP Raymond Capella: Pharmacy Collaboration Essential to Compliance

Hospices often face obstacles when it comes to determining the relatedness of medication and treatment to a patients’ terminal illness. Providers are reevaluating how they prescribe and deprescribe medications for patients nearing the end of life. Hospices have come under closer scrutiny in recent years as the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS […]

Bridges Health CEO Carolyn Romero: Huge Shift Coming to Hospice Landscape

Earlier this week, Bridges Health Services merged with Las Vegas-based home health and hospice companies Gentlecare Home Health and Renaissance Hospice and Los Angeles-based home health and hospice companies Supreme Healthcare Inc. and Supreme Hospice Inc. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Bridges Health Services has been in standing for more than a decade with a national […]

Gary Winzelberg: Education Key to Hospice and Palliative Workforce Shortages

Gary Winzelberg, M.D., is director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the UNC School of Medicine. Board certified in hospice and palliative, geriatric and internal medicine, his teaching focuses on improving providers’ serious illness communication […]

ProCare Hospice CEO/CMO Clevis Parker: COVID-19 is a Whirlwind

Well-known in the hospice field, Clevis Parker, M.D., chief medical officer of ProCare Hospice in Nevada, was recently named CEO of that organization. In addition to leading the organization, Parker will continue to also serve as chief medical officer. Parker came to ProCare last year after serving as chief medical officer for Nathan Adelson Hospice, […]

Health Care Lawyer Nick Jurkowitz: Fraud is a Top Regulatory Concern for Hospices

Nick Jurkowitz, partner at California-based Fenton Law Group, represents and advises hospices and other health care providers on litigation and regulatory related matters. He has represented providers in all aspects of administrative hearings and investigations, and providers in contract disputes, business torts, insurance fraud cases, employment discrimination cases, unlawful employment termination cases and Medicare and […]

NHPCO’s Annie Acs: Expand Serious Illness Payment Model Nationwide

Annie Acs, director of policy and innovation for National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) recently spoke with Hospice News about the opportunities and challenges for hospice providers navigating towards Primary Care First. Of the payment options that fall under its umbrella, the Serious Illness Population (SIP) model shows potentially the greatest promise for hospice […]