CareMore Health to Rebrand as Carelon

CareMore Health will rebrand as Carelon Health effective Jan. 1, 2024. Carelon is the health care services brand of the insurance company Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV), previously known as Anthem. CareMore, also an Elevance subsidiary, provides advanced primary care to more than 100,000 Medicare Advantage and Medicaid patients in nine states, as well as offering […]

Paradigm Founder Retires; Crossroads Names New VP of Business Development

Paradigm Health CEO and founder retires After nearly a decade at the helm of Paradigm Living Concepts LLC (Paradigm Health), President and CEO Jeff Jarecki is stepping into retirement. Michelle Pickering will take the reins of the Indiana-based hospice and palliative care provider. Jarecki founded Indiana-based Paradigm Health in 2013. The company cares for more […]

Former Anthem VP Named President of Aspire, CareMore

Catherine Campbell, principal of the health care consulting firm CBC Advisors, has been tapped to become president of CareMore and Aspire. Between 2010 and 2012 Campbell was vice president of strategy, planning and business development for the insurance giant Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), which is the parent company for Aspire and CareMore. At CBC Advisers […]

Former CareMore, Aspire CEO Marzouk: Hospices Need to Adapt to Ensure Telehealth Meets Patient Needs

Care has been moving deeper into the home even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 has accelerated that trend with the added boon of virtual services to supplement in-person services. As virtual care booms, providers are navigating uncertain financial waters as they seek to innovate and differentiate themselves from competitors. Public anxiety about entering […]

Hospices Can Expect More Value-Based Payment, Despite SIP, Direct Contracting Delays

As the Biden administration reviews value-based programs put forth during the Trump years, hospice and palliative care providers have had to recalibrate as the new payment models they were expecting hang in limbo, including the direct contracting program and the Primary Care First Serious Illness Population (SIP) model.  Regarding the SIP model, providers have little […]

Rising Demand Driving Private Equity Interest in Palliative Care

Palliative care has seen an influx of private equity and venture capital investment in recent years, with growing demand for serious illness care a driving factor. Along with a fragmented marketplace, these factors signify a strong business case to support continued palliative care, according to Fred Bentley, managing director of health care consulting company Avalere […]

Former CareMore CEO Sachin Jain to Lead SCAN Health Plan

Sachin Jain, M.D., will be taking the helm of SCAN Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage plan, as the company’s president and CEO. Jain in April stepped down as CEO of Aspire Health and CareMore Health, both subsidiaries of Anthem (NYSE: ANTM). At SCAN, Jain will be leading a $2.4 billion organization that covers more […]

As Technology Advances, Hospice Evolves

Hospice is in a state of flux. The industry is evolving with the changing health care landscape in terms of practice, payment models and the pervasive presence of technology. Hospices nationwide are leveraging technological advancement to improve their workflows, improve efficiency and enhance patient care. Technologies such as predictive analytics, telemedicine systems, artificial intelligence and […]