3 Keys to Hospice Oversight Preparation

When hospice providers are being investigated not just by CMS but the FBI, the stakes for compliance are higher than ever. In May of 2024, the federal law enforcement agency placed its spotlight on the rising number of complaints about hospice fraud, in which hospices participate in signing up seniors for care without the seniors’ […]

3 Stats That Reveal the ROI of Outsourcing

Jacqueline Ralph-Blair wasn’t just looking to the next few quarters when she decided to outsource intake services. She was looking at the next three quarters of a century. “For our 2024 strategic plan, we had to focus on how to be sustainable and have a sustainable foundation to be here for the next 75 years,” […]

Where Hospices Are Investing Their 2024 Recruitment, Retention Dollars

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! As hospices zero in on their investments in staff engagement and operational efficiencies, organizational culture is becoming a higher priority. Hospices nationwide are taking varied approaches around how they fuel […]

Hospices See Growth Opportunities with Physician Offices, Memory Care

Hospice providers are increasingly focused on memory care settings and physician offices as referral sources. Though many hospices see facility-based care as their primary referral engines, a growing base of providers are seeking ties to community-based organizations to increase access and utilization this year. Physician offices were identified among the most significant referral growth opportunities […]

JVs a Major Growth Engine for Hospices in 2024

Moving into 2024, more hospices see joint ventures or similar partnerships to be a major growth engine. Nearly half of 143 respondents to Hospice News’ 2024 Outlook Survey, conducted with Homecare Homebase, said that joint ventures and partnerships were the growth tactics they planned to pursue the most this year. More than 62% of the […]

The Intersections Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice care and palliative care services have similar, but diverging, threads across the care continuum.  An area of increasing overlap centers around patient consultations discussing symptom management and goals of care. Supportive care for patients and families is a common thread in both hospice and palliative care, with providers touching different points along a patients’ […]

Future Leader: Melissa Heiss, Vice President of Hospice, Jet Health

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with Homecare Homebase. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of home health, hospice care, senior housing, skilled nursing, and behavioral health. To see this year’s Future Leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Melissa Heiss, vice president of hospice, […]

Innovations Shaping Hospice Clinician Satisfaction 

There’s a story Donnette Threats likes to tell when she thinks about hospice care and the meaning of time. It’s a story about helping clinicians spend more time bedside. As the Director of Product Management – Hospice at Homecare Homebase, Threats thinks often about what drives clinician satisfaction in hospice, and what innovations hospice providers […]