Rising Costs Put Hospice in Regulatory Crosshairs

In the midst of rising demand, costs, and sharpened regulatory scrutiny, many hospice providers are facing Medicare recertification review challenges that can seriously harm patients and families, as well as their own bottom lines. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires hospices to recertify patients who have survived beyond their initial estimated […]

Penn Medicine Rebrands Hospice and Palliative Care Operations

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) this week consolidated its hospice, palliative care, home health, and home infusion services under the new brand Penn Medicine at Home. Penn Medicine at Home will contain five components, each providing a specific type of home-based care. No staff reductions took place as a result of the […]

Integrity Home Care + Hospice Expands Footprint to Kansas

Missouri-based Integrity Home Care + Hospice has expanded its hospice and post-acute rehabilitation operations to the Kansas market with the opening of a new location in Fort Scott.   “Families with a loved one facing a serious, life-limiting illness or extensive rehabilitation will want and need to know that quality services are available,” said Amy […]