Legislators Ask for Ochsner Investigation Following Hospice Report

Legislators in the state of Louisiana are calling for an investigation into allegations that Ochsner Health System in the New Orleans area sent patients home or into hospice despite objections from their families. A ProPublica investigation revealed the allegations earlier this month. Members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus have called on Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, […]

ProPublica: COVID Patients Sent to Hospice Against Families’ Wishes

COVID-19 patients were discharged from New Orleans hospitals into their homes or a hospice facility against the wishes of their families, a recent ProPublica investigation alleged. Each of the affected families was African American, the report indicated. Though the Kaiser Health Foundation reports that more than 70% of people in the United States say they […]

LHC Group Stays Bullish on Hospice Expansion

Home health and hospice provider LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is determined to cast a larger shadow on the hospice space this year and next, largely through acquisitions with joint venture partners. The company last December voiced its intention to double its hospice footprint nationally within 12 to 18 months, with a focus on co-locating hospice […]

Quality Forum, Vynca, Ochsner Partner to Build Advance Care Plan Registry

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is partnering with California-based advance care planning technology firm Vynca and the Ochsner health system to implement a statewide registry for the bayou state’s Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPost) forms and advance directives.  LaPOST documents contain advance directives, patient wishes and goals for end-of-life care and often […]

LHC Group Completes Two Hospice Acquisitions

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and its joint venture partner Ochsner Health System have completed the acquisitions of five Egan Home Health and Hospice locations in Louisiana, as well as the purchase of Bryant, Ark.-based Saline Memorial Hospice with its joint venture partner LifePoint Health. Financial terms for both transactions were not disclosed. LHC Group […]

LHC Group to Purchase Egan Home Health & Hospice

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and its joint venture partner Ochsner Health System have agreed to acquire five Egan Home Health and Hospice locations in Louisiana. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   The companies launched the joint venture, called Southeast Louisiana HomeCare, in 2009. The Egan deal is expected to close on Jan. […]