Providers, Including Ohio’s Hospice, Feel the Squeeze from Inflation and Flat Reimbursement Growth

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! Ohio’s Hospice is among the providers experiencing staffing pressures amid lagging reimbursement rates and rising inflation.  Inflation, wage hikes and lagging reimbursement are among the main forces pressurizing hospice workforces, […]

Keys to Effective Palliative Care Training Models

Palliative care clinical education avenues have expanded in recent years, but providers say the well may not be filling up quickly enough to meet demand. Communication and peer support elements are among the key training elements for palliative workforce sustainability and growth. Recruiting and retaining palliative care professionals can be a difficult feat for organizations, […]

3 Pillars of Radiant Health’s Hospice, Senior Living Partnership with CareSource 

Radiant Health’s new partnership with CareSource reflects three key trends impacting the health system — growth in Medicare Advantage, the rising prominence of home-based care and consolidation among payers and providers. Radiant Health is an organization recently established by Metta Healthcare and the senior living operator United Church Homes. Through its partnership with CareSource, Radiant […]

CareSource Partnership with Radiant Alliance, to Combine Hospice, Palliative Care, Senior Living and Payer Assets

The nonprofit health plan CareSource has signed a definitive agreement to partner with Radiant Alliance, a new entity formed by Metta Healthcare and United Church Homes. The creation and subsequent partnership with Radiant Alliance will bring a hospice and palliative care company and senior living operator under the auspices of a payer. The transaction will […]

3 Nonprofit Hospice Providers to Watch in 2023

Though nonprofit hospices now represent a smaller slice of the industry than in years past, they continue to care for more than half of patients in the United States who elect the benefit. The number of hospices operating nationwide rose to 5,358 in 2021, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). This is a […]

Ohio’s Hospice Expands Partnership with Senior Living Provider United Church Homes

Ohio’s Hospice is deepening its relationship with United Church Homes (UCH) to expand hospice and palliative care options for the senior living and support services organization’s residents. This move expands a collaboration between the two nonprofits launched called Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, which provides care in more than three communities across the UCH […]

Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare Expands EMT Training Program to Help Grow Workforce

Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare has partnered with a local college to grow its workforce through an emergency medical technician (EMT) internship program. The hospice began offering the EMT certification program to staff in January before recently expanding it as an internship through a collaboration with The College of Wooster. Students at the college receive academic credits […]

Ohio’s Hospice Expands with New Morrow County Affiliate

Hospice of Morrow County has joined forces with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, a member of a regional partnership of providers in the state.  Rebranded as Ohio’s Hospice of Morrow County, the organization is now an affiliated member of Ohio’s Hospice, a partnership of nonprofit community-based providers that serve a combined 58 counties statewide. “Together, […]

Payer Partnerships ‘Critical’ in VBID: Ohio’s Hospice, Pure Healthcare Contract with Aetna

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) subsidiary Aetna has selected Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare as part of the insurance company’s hospice and palliative care preferred provider network for Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) in the Buckeye State. Admission to the network means that Aetna will also cover a range of benefits for Ohio’s Hospice and Pure […]

Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice Expands With New Office

Springfield-based Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice recently opened a new office location in Clark County, in the central region of the state.  The new location will allow for expanded community reach and access to hospice care in the area, as well as across three surrounding counties, according to Melissa Blosser, director of care at Ohio’s Community […]