St. Croix Hospice Appoints Stephen Phenneger as CFO

Private equity-backed St. Croix Hospice has appointed Stephen Phenneger as president and chief financial officer. He has been serving as interim CFO since March 2020 and has been actively involved in the hospice’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phenneger was acting CFO during the sale of St. Croix to the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital […]

Enclara VP Raymond Capella: Pharmacy Collaboration Essential to Compliance

Hospices often face obstacles when it comes to determining the relatedness of medication and treatment to a patients’ terminal illness. Providers are reevaluating how they prescribe and deprescribe medications for patients nearing the end of life. Hospices have come under closer scrutiny in recent years as the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS […]

Humana to Build Up In-Home Services, Focus on Social Determinants

Expanding health care services in the home setting will be a key priority during 2020 for Louisville, Ky.-based Humana (NYSE: HUM), as will an intensified focus on social determinants of health. A Humana spokesperson told Hospice News that hospice services would be a part of this effort. “The next phase beginning in 2020 is to […]

Humana Agrees to Purchase Hospice Pharmacy Provider Enclara

Insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Philadelphia-based hospice pharmaceutical provider and benefit manager Enclara Healthcare, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction includes the privately held pharmacy company’s subsidiaries Enclara Pharmacia, GuidantRx and Avanti Health Care Services and is expected to close during the first six months of the […]