Hospices Adjust to New CMS Addendum Rule

Hospices have shifted staff training as well as patient admission and documentation processes amid a barrage of changes since the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the election statement addendum rule Oct. 2020. While the new rule could stand to improve patient awareness and understanding of hospice, providers who fail to comply […]

VOICES: Raymond Capella, VP, Clinical Services, Enclara Pharmacia

This article is sponsored by Enclara Pharmacia. In this Voices interview, Hospice News sits down with Enclara Pharmacia Vice President of Clinical Services Raymond Capella, PharmD, MBA, to learn about the unique role that pharmacists play in hospice, why efficiency matters in hospice care and the three key challenges that the industry faces in efforts […]

Cultural Training, Community Outreach Bridges Gaps in Hospice Service

Providers have increasingly focused on closing racial and cultural gaps to equitable hospice care among historically underserved populations. Investing in culturally competent staff and local outreach could help break down barriers preventing many African American, Hispanic and Native American patients from accessing hospice. Racial disparities in utilization of hospice and palliative care persist, with data […]

Enclara, Ohio’s Hospice Collaborate on Medication Efficiency

Enclara Pharmacia, a provider of PBM services for hospice and palliative care, is partnering with Ohio’s Hospice to build efficiencies into the organization’s medication management processes. Ohio’s Hospice will use Enclara’s E3 Mobile application, which is interoperable with the organizations electronic medical records system, clinicians, and the pharmacy. The application is designed to reduce necessary […]

Enclara Pharmacia Expands in New York Region, Acquires Avanti

Hospice providers in the New York region may see a changing of the guard in their pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and medication delivery services. Enclara Pharmacia a provider of PBM services for hospices and palliative care, will acquire Avanti Health Care Services for an undisclosed sum during the first quarter of 2019. Enclara provides PBM […]