AccentCare, Seasons Hospice Pursue Seamless Care Continuum, Hospital-at-Home

Via their upcoming merger, AccentCare and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care are integrating their business lines to create a home-based health system providing a spectrum of post-acute care services. Meanwhile, the companies are investigating ways to provide more advanced care in the home setting.   AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent […]

Hospices Prepare for COVID Vaccine Roll Out

With coronavirus vaccinations currently in the works, the federal government is developing a framework for equitable allocation. Hospices are among the providers waiting for access to a vaccine, with concerns mounting about availability, efficacy and distribution. These concerns are coming to the forefront as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated […]

[UPDATED] AccentCare and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care to Merge

Post-acute care company AccentCare will merge with Rosemont, Ill.-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. The combined company will provide a full continuum of home-based health care services, including hospice, palliative care, home health care and personal care. AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent International, which purchased the provider from Oak […]

The Top 10 Largest Hospice Providers of 2019

Though the hospice space remains fragmented, mergers and acquisitions are driving up market share, particularly for large providers. Along with service diversification and application of emerging technologies, M&A is helping to drive growth among the organizations named in LexisNexis Top 100 Hospices of 2019. With 4.5% of market share, VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Chemed […]

Seasons Hospice Partners with St. Joseph Hospital on Inpatient Unit

Illinois-headquartered Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is growing with the establishment of a new inpatient hospice unit on the 8th floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla. The hospice and the hospital redesigned the former acute care space to create a more serene environment conducive to end-of-life care. Most hospice care is provided in […]

EHR Rule Could Preclude Hospices from Primary Care First

Requirements for electronic health record (EHR) interoperability could preclude some hospices from participating in Medicare’s Primary Care First payment models. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires health care organizations that participate in the model to use certified EHR technology (CEHRT). CEHRT are IT products that comply with criteria established by CMS […]

Seasons Hospice Leverages Facebook Live in Grief Support

Rosemont, Ill.-based Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care has begun offering programs through Facebook Live to support families coping with loss. The program supplements the hospice’s in-person and online grief support groups. The program’s first video presentation, presented late last year, addressed grief during the holidays and garnered more than 1,800 views. The most recent presentation […]