Hospice Margins Could Soar Under Primary Care First

Hospice providers that participate in the Primary Care First initiative’s Seriously Ill Population Model could see gross margins in excess of 20% to 25%, according to experts in health care payment models. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in April announced that they would implement Primary Care First in phases beginning in […]

Florida Expected to Take Hardest Hit in Hospice Staff Shortage

Ongoing workforce shortages in the hospice space are expected to worsen, with Florida taking the biggest hit due to the size of its population older than 65.  The number of hospice and palliative care physicians and members of other disciplines will drop precipitously during the next two decades, largely due to retirements and staff leaving […]