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The Top 10 Largest Hospice Providers of 2019

Though the hospice space remains fragmented, mergers and acquisitions are driving up market share, particularly for large providers. Along with service diversification and application of emerging technologies, M&A is helping to drive growth among the organizations named in LexisNexis Top 100 Hospices of 2019. With 4.5% of market share, VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Chemed […]

Misconceptions About Hospice Care Persist Among U.S. Public

A large proportion of U.S. adults continue to have a limited understanding of hospice care, and misperceptions continue to persist, according to a new MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care survey. Nearly 40% of people in the United States believe that the sole purpose of hospice care is to sedate patients approaching the end of life […]

Helios CEO: Be Ready for Value-Based Hospice Care

Helios Care CEO Dan Ayres is positioning his organization to hit the ground running in a value-based payment environment, prioritizing service diversification, payer and referral partner relationships and gathering the data needed to sell Helios’ value proposition as a provider of hospice and serious illness care. Ayres took the helm of Catskill Area Hospice and […]

Predictive Analytics Can Help Hospices Reach Patients Sooner

Predictive analytics systems are gaining ground in the hospice and palliative care fields as a means to identify patients in need of service earlier in the course of their illness. Providers and payers are increasingly using these systems to build their census and ensure that patients and families receive the right care at the right […]

Advance Care Planning Does Not Reduce Health Care Utilization

Although patients who have advance care plans have higher rates of hospice utilization, these plans do not reduce the likelihood that a patient would seek aggressive treatments at the end of life, a new study has found.  Health care providers and payers are giving increasing attention to advance care planning as a benefit to patients […]

Transcend Launches Hospice Incubator Franchising Model

San Antonio-based Transcend Hospice has developed a hospice incubator model for hospices that is focused on developing quick and efficient ways to get new agencies up and running. Currently operating in Texas and Illinois, Transcend markets its franchising model as “hospice in a box.” The company obtains the necessary licensing, accreditation, Medicare certification and contracts […]

Hospices Design Programs for Unique Needs of Military Veterans

As U.S. veterans age with the general population, hospices nationwide are designing programs and engaging in partnerships designed to meet the unique medical, psychological and emotional needs of veterans during the end of life. Roughly 18.2 million military veterans live in the United States, according to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, […]

9/11 Survivors Turning To Hospice Care

Hospices have grown adept at caring for the unique needs of special populations such as pediatric patients and veterans, but more and more are encountering patients whose illnesses stem from exposures to toxic substances in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in […]

Hospice Physician Timothy Ihrig: MA Carve-in May Hurt Quality

Hospice and palliative care physician Timothy Ihrig, M.D., is chief medical officer of Crossroads Hospice and has served in that role since 2018. He speaks nationally on policy, clinical and economic issues that impact hospice and palliative care providers and their patients.  Crossroads provides hospice and palliative care to approximately 1 million patients annually in […]