Quality Data, Cost Control: Hospices’ ‘True North’ in Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans are connecting the dots between quality scores and care delivery costs. When choosing a hospice to work with, payers in the Medicare Advantage (MA) realm zero in on providers’ quality scores and its patient population growth potential, according to Frontpoint Healthcare CEO Brent Korte. Consequently, those are key data pieces for hospices […]

Quality Data, Cost of Care Crucial to VBID Payer Negotiations

Having a detailed lens into quality metrics and service costs is a key for hospices that are searching for sustainable value-based payment pathways. Quality and cost data are important pieces to bring to negotiating tables with payers in value-based reimbursement, according to Joe Calcutt, CFO of Liberty Healthcare Management. Hospices that can demonstrate the ability […]

Voices: Eric Scharber, Managing Principal, VP Talent Solutions, SimiTree

This article is sponsored by SimiTree. In this interview, Hospice News sits down with Eric Scharber, Managing Principal, VP Talent Solutions, SimiTree, to talk about the factors behind wage growth in home-based care, as well as the impact it’s having on providers. He explores wage growth through a talent strategy lens, and he discusses how […]

Where is The Growth? 3 Steps to Reactivate Your Hospice

The business of hospice is changing daily. Melynda Lee sees it. As consulting director for tech-enabled post-acute and behavioral health solutions provider SimiTree, Lee saw the industry’s expansion in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors prior to the pandemic, and has seen its regression since. The way out, she says, and the way up, is […]