Hospice Momentum, CEO Pipeline Has Pennant Riding High

High-quality care, leadership development, margin improvement and overall business growth helped The Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG) close out 2024 with a bang. The Eagle, Idaho-based company saw particularly strong financial and operational results across its home health and hospice business. The Pennant Group and its independent operating subsidiaries provide health care services through 111 […]

Stakeholder Support Grows for Hospice Patient Transfusions Legislation

Stakeholders are closely eying the legislative journey of a bill designed to improve access to blood transfusion services among hospice patients. If enacted, it could affect hospices’ ability to measure quality. Providing terminally ill patients with greater blood transfusion access could result in improved outcomes and hospice utilization, according to Dr. John Armitage, CEO of […]

Staffing, Capacity Gains ‘Catapult’ Growth at VITAS

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Capacity gains driven by a slate of new hires has propelled VITAS Healthcare to pre-pandemic performance. A bonus program implemented last year has accelerated hiring, which in turn has relieved […]

Hospice of Cincinnati, Adventist Health Expand Hospice; Labor Pressures Shutter Midwest-Based Programs

Hospice of Cincinnati Unveils New Hospital-Based Inpatient Unit Hospice of Cincinnati has opened a new inpatient unit at The Christ Hospital. The hospital is located in Mt. Auburn, Ohio, with the new inpatient hospice unit featuring 10 patient beds, a chapel and a family gathering space. The inpatient center will allow for smoother transitions to […]

Justice Department Launches UnitedHealth Group Antitrust Investigation

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! The U.S. Justice Department is investigating UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) due to antitrust concerns. During the past two years, the insurance giant has completed a slew of acquisitions […]

Addus Projects ‘Strong, Steady’ Hospice Growth Amid Lingering Pandemic Census Headwinds

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Addus HomeCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ADUS) saw hospice growth in 2023, despite lingering pandemic-related challenges around daily census. The company anticipates growth in its personal care business in 2024, which will […]

Alivia Care CEO: The ‘Right Way’ to Care for the Seriously Ill

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Florida-based nonprofit Alivia Care is focused on gearing up for value-based systems in 2024. Alivia Care came into existence in 2020 when Community Hospice & Palliative Care, now an affiliate, […]

Home Health Care Linked to Increased Hospice Utilization

Recent research has uncovered improved hospice utilization rates among patients who had received home health services. Researchers from New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s School of Nursing have found that patient preferences leaned toward home-based hospice services following home health experiences. The study, published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, examined home health and hospice care outcomes […]

4 Key Trends for Hospices to Watch in 2024

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Hospice operators in 2024 are navigating a rapidly transforming environment. The prior three years have laid the groundwork for change, particularly in the regulatory space as well as gradual migration […]

The Employment Outlook for Hospice Aides

Rising wages, reimbursement pressures and immigration policies are fueling high turnover rates for hospice and personal care aides. Similar trends are proliferating among hospitals and health systems that provide these services. Current reimbursement structures for aide services represent the most significant challenge in maintaining a sufficient workforce, according to Kenneth Albert, president and CEO of […]