CMS Green Lights Payments for Homebound Patients’ COVID-19 Vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized an additional $35 payment to incentivize health care providers to bring COVID-19 vaccines to patients who cannot easily leave their homes, including many hospice patients. This amount is in addition to the approximately $40 payment that Medicare currently pays for administration of a vaccine […]

South Carolina Agencies Partner with Hospice Providers on Disaster Response

Hospice providers Agape Care and Embrace Hospice House have entered into agreements with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to use their inpatient facilities as medical needs shelters during weather emergencies or disasters.  During a catastrophic event that requires residents to evacuate their homes, these providers’ inpatient facilities would temporarily house […]

Vistria Group, Large Hospice Companies Invest in Muse Healthcare, Medalogix

Chicago-based private equity firm The Vistria Group has agreed to recapitalize and invest in the growth of the post-acute data analytics and machine learning companies Muse Healthcare and Medalogix. Joining Vistria as minority investors are the home health and hospice providers LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG), Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED), and Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC). The dollar amount […]

Agape Care Group Names vandenMaagdenberg as Chief Tech Officer

South Carolina-based Agape Care Group has tapped Carry vandenMaagdenberg to become the company’s first chief technology and innovation officer. In this role, she will be charged with ensuring that all systems, resources and talent are aligned with Agape’s mission and culture, as well as overseeing the company’s technology, human resources, innovation, marketing and customer relations […]

Diversity Initiatives a Rising Priority for Hospices

Race continues to represent one of the largest barriers to hospice and palliative care. Hospice and palliative care providers are honing in on equity and inclusion, seeking to foster diversity among patients and staff alike. The United States population has grown more racially and ethnically diverse as it ages, according to a U.S. Census Bureau […]

Agape Care CEO: ‘We’re Poised for Multistate Expansion’

South Carolina-headquartered hospice provider Agape Care Group recently moved into Georgia where it will serve 12 counties, marking the company’s first venture outside of its home state of South Carolina. With that de novo under its belt, Agape Care has plans to expand in a number of Southeastern states, primarily through acquisitions.  Agape is a […]

Agape Care Group Expands Into Georgia

South Carolina-headquartered hospice provider Agape Care Group has expanded into Georgia where it will serve 12 counties. Agape is a portfolio company of the Chicago-based private equity firm The Vistria Group.  Agape Care Group’s more than 900 employees care for 1,500 patients annually in South Carolina and now Georgia, providing hospice and palliative care. The new […]