National HME CEO Ingram: Building Hospice Partnerships Boosts Quality, Efficiency

Last week hospice durable medical equipment provider National HME, Inc., appointed Andrew Ingram as CEO after nearly 12 years in senior leadership positions at Encompass Health (NASDAQ: EHC), along with more than 30 years in hospice and health care leadership. Previously the executive vice president of operations for Encompass Health’s home health and hospice segments, […]

CFO Phenneger: ST. Croix Hospice Poised for Steady Growth

Stephen Phenneger has been named president and CFO of St. Croix Hospice, where he has served as acting CFO since March. Phenneger was acting CFO during the sale of St. Croix to the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital by previous owner the Vistria Group, a Chicago- based investment firm. He previously served as executive vice president […]

WellSky CEO Miller: Hospice Will Evolve With Interoperability, Analytics

Emerging technologies such as predictive analytics and interoperable electronic medical records (EMR) will become an essential part of how hospices and other providers do business, particularly as the system moves closer to value-based payment models, according to Bill Miller, board chairman and CEO of the post-acute technology company WellSky. WellSky is jointly owned by two […]

NHPCO VP: Be Ready for More Federal Scrutiny

A 40-year veteran of the hospice community, Judi Lund Person, is the vice president for regulatory and compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She actively works with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that hospice has a seat at the table when policy and payment decisions are […]

Hospice Leaders’ 2021 Predictions: Industry Change is Accelerating

In the midst of sweeping industry-wide change, hospices are still contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected almost every aspect of their businesses. As this difficult year comes to a close, hospice leaders are looking ahead to 2021 with their minds on leveraging the expansion of telehealth, encouraging equitable access to care, industry […]

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 […]