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, […]

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 […]

Palliative Care Provider Pure Healthcare Partners with CareSource on Enhanced Care Management Program

Ohio-based palliative care provider Pure Healthcare is collaborating with the nonprofit managed care organization CareSource to implement a new care management model designed to support chronically ill patients. The program is focused on patients who have illnesses such as cancer or cardiovascular or respiratory disease, among others. The initial rollout covers a 12-county region in […]

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 […]

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 Hospice, Kettering Health Launch Hospice, Palliative Fellowship

Ohio’s Hospice and the Kettering Health hospital system are collaborating on a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship to help bolster the field’s physician workforce. The program will accept two fellows annually at Kettering’s Soin Medical Center and two Ohio’s Hospice affiliates, Pure Healthcare and Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Since long before the pandemic, the workforce […]

Fostering Hospice Staff Resilience During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on hospice staff since its onset. From clinical to back-office operations, the weight of overwhelmed and understaffed teams has added strain to an already burned out and shrinking workforce. Providing care and support to staff will remain a priority as hospice leaders learn lessons from COVID-19. Putting […]

Advanced Illness Partners Hospice Collaboration Moving Care Upstream

Advanced Illness Partners (AIP), a joint enterprise established by seven hospice and palliative care providers, will enable its members to provide care further upstream for patients suffering from serious and chronic diseases. The venture was designed to facilitate participation in soon-to-be implemented direct contracting payment models from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]