Trella Health Acquires PlayMaker

Trella Health has acquired PlayMaker Health in a move that will combine the two health care data and marketing analytics software companies. Financial terms of the transaction were undisclosed. Atlanta-based Trella Health provides market intelligence to post-acute care providers and some adjacent institutions, including direct contracting entities and accountable care organizations. The U.S. Centers for […]

Voices: Shawn Voxe, Director of Data Services, PlayMaker Health

This article is sponsored by PlayMaker. In this Voices interview, Hospice News sits down with Director of Data Services at PlayMaker Health Shawn Voxe to learn how providers can leverage data to improve health outcomes and patient experiences. He discusses the relationship of patient data and market data in the hospice industry, and explores the […]

4 Steps Hospices Can Take To Build a Payer Network

To move hospice beyond the confines of the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched new value-based care models, such as the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in and Primary Care First. Some providers are also seeking relationships with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These changes bring hospice providers into a brave new world […]

Lack of Palliative Care Definition Impacts Patients, Hospice Business

Community-based palliative care is expanding exponentially nationwide with hospice providers at the forefront, but efforts to build care and payment models are hitting a wall due to the lack of a standardized definition for those services. Patients and families who are facing serious illness need palliative care, and providers need sustainable payment and clinical models. […]