Labor Among the ‘Swing Factors’ in Enhabit’s Hospice Growth Plans

Labor is a big “swing factor” in how Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) will sustain and grow operations this year, particularly on the hospice side. That’s according to CEO Barbara Jacobsmeyer, speaking Wednesday during the Citi Healthcare Services, Medtech, Tools & HCIT Conference. “With labor, [it’s] the need to continue to increase our clinical capacity in […]

Enhabit Acquires Home Health Agency from Southwest Florida Provider

Enhabit, Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) has acquired Southwest Florida Home Care, Inc.’s home health agency in Fort Myers for an undisclosed sum. The transaction expands Enhabit’s home health footprint in Florida to 22 locations. Acquisitions have been on the menu since day one for Enhabit, which spun off from Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) in July. The […]

Enhabit Adapts Case Management Model to Stem Turnover in Acquired Hospice Agencies

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) is adapting some aspects of how they integrate newly acquired hospice assets. Early on the company would implement a set of processes that were symmetrical with those in its home health business, but agencies in its hospice segment experienced some difficulties with those transitions. This contributed to a […]

Providers Leverage Efficiency to Boost Palliative Care ROI

Palliative care providers are seeking ways to improve efficiency as costs rise and the limited avenues for reimbursement remain unchanged. Payers, including Medicare, like to see providers reduce the costs of care. Likewise, improving efficiency allows providers themselves to receive a stronger return on investment considering the lack of a robust payment model for interdisciplinary, […]

Hospices Engage Volunteers, Certification Programs to Boost Recruitment and Retention 

With workforce shortages expected to continue plaguing the hospice industry, providers have stepped up staffing support and are focused on developing career growth opportunities. Some providers are engaging volunteers as well as certification programs in their recruitment and retention strategies. The hospice and palliative care workforce has been shrinking in recent years, with staff burnout, […]

Five Wisconsin Hospices Form Collaborative to Bolster Payer Relationships

Five Wisconsin hospice and palliative care providers have formalized a partnership to maximize their scale and negotiating power with payers in value-based payment models. The current focus of the new organization, called the Wisconsin Hospice & Palliative Care Collaborative (WHPCC), is reimbursement contracts for palliative care, using the term supportive care management.  WHPCC has incorporated […]