Hospices Ramp Up Advance Care Planning Through Value-Based Payment Models

More hospices are expanding their advance care planning services as they ramp up participation in value-based payment programs such as Medicare Advantage, direct contracting and participation in Accountable Care Organizations. Several value-based models incorporate advance care planning, which is associated with reductions in the total cost of care and improvements in overall hospice utilization rates. […]

Hospice Satilla Unveils Bereavement Center

Georgia-based Hospice Satilla has opened a new bereavement center in Waycross in its home state. The James Carl Jones, Jr. Family Center is named for a local business leader and philanthropist. The new 1,840-square-foot facility features a large conference and education room, a well as private counseling space. Through the center, Hospice Satilla will provide […]

Hospice Satilla Joins Forces with Alivia Care

Alivia Care has gained a new affiliate in George-based Hospice Satilla. The agreement continues an industry-wide trend of smaller providers joining forces to build scale in anticipation of value-based payment models. As hospices move closer to value-based payment structures like Medicare Advantage, scale will become increasingly important. Many private payers prefer to work with providers […]

Top Hospice Trends to Watch in 2021

The year 2020 brought unprecedented disruption to the hospice space, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak strained providers ability to provide care, access patients in homes and facilities and to maintain a healthy bottom line in light of lost revenues and rising costs.  Despite these challenges and economic headwinds, hospices adapted, improvised and […]

Hospice Leaders’ 2021 Predictions: Industry Change is Accelerating

In the midst of sweeping industry-wide change, hospices are still contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected almost every aspect of their businesses. As this difficult year comes to a close, hospice leaders are looking ahead to 2021 with their minds on leveraging the expansion of telehealth, encouraging equitable access to care, industry […]