NPHI CEO: ‘Bring Our Care Model to Patients Pre-Hospice’

As President and CEO for the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NHPI), the question, “What’s New?” is an important one for Tom Koutsoumpas, who took the helm of the industry organization in 2015. NPHI is a coalition of non-profit hospices that collaborate on moving innovations forward, in terms of service diversification, discovering new payment models, […]

Humana Senior VP: Hospice MA Payment Should Support Quality Care

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is a payer that has become a health care provider through the 2018 acquisitions of Kindred Healthcare and the hospice provider Curo, which operates 245 locations in 22 states. The two acquisitions now form the nucleus of the company’s Humana at Home subsidiary. Integrating Kindred and Curo into the insurance giant’s […]

Regional CEO: Run Nonprofit Hospice Like a For-Profit

Since taking the helm of Danbury, Conn.-based Regional Hospice & Palliative Care in 2007, Cynthia Emiry Roy has taken the nonprofit hospice from a small business to an organization with more than $18 million in assets. Earlier this year she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Western Connecticut University. Regional provided more than 45,000 […]

Uphold Health CEO: Put Families in Driver’s Seat

Uphold Health, a Chicago-based technology and care planning services start-up, is poised to expand to the Boston and Houston markets this year. In addition to technology solutions, the company provides social workers, dubbed care navigators, to help guide families through the health system during serious illness up to the end of life. Founder and CEO […]

CAPC’s Meier: Design a Copernican Health Care System

Diane Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, has said that the United States must adapt to a “Copernican health care system,” in which care revolves around the patient, in order to meet the growing demand for home-based hospice and palliative care and better serve patients. A Copernican health care system, named […]

Valor’s New CEO: Focus on Compliance and Outcomes

Patients of Arizona-based Valor Health had an unexpected visitor in early March—CEO Dan Peterson, who recently had a chance to make rounds with his company’s interdisciplinary care team. “It was great to be so close to the clinical team and see the passion they bring to patient care,” Peterson told Hospice News. “I love working […]

Interim HealthCare CEO on the Future of Hospice

Since being named President and CEO of Florida-based Interim HealthCare in January, Jennifer Sheets has spent a lot of time on the road, visiting the franchise owners who comprise Interim’s network of 325 hospice, home health care, and other home-based health service locations. Interim’s franchise business model is unique in health care. Franchise owners in […]

NAHC’s Dombi: ‘Balance Business with Mission’

From Medicare advantage, a rapidly changing health care landscape, and burgeoning demand for care in a time of severe staffing shortages, William Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice has been a front-line advocate on the most pressing issues staring down hospice providers in today’s marketplace. Prior to his keynote address […]