By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group
A number of key trends are impacting the future of hospice providers.
In a new hospice portfolio released by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG), the agency found that hospices do not always provide needed services to patients and sometimes
By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Contributing Writer, The Remington Report
One of the most significant measures directed at addressing the future manpower needs of hospice care in the United States since creation of the Medicare benefit in the 1980s passed the House July 23—the
By: Elizabeth E. Hogue, Attorney
Anecdotally, many healthcare providers see great value in the provision of palliative care to patients who may benefit from such care. Although there are a number of definitions of palliative care, the National Hospice and Palliative
Results from a JAMA Internal Medicine study examining 130,000 adults with serious illness found palliative care consultations within 3 days of a hospital admission, reduced hospitalization costs, compared to a group that did not receive this care.
The hospice rule also proposes to enable more efficient use of Hospice Compare data by no longer directly displaying the seven component measures from which a composite measure is calculated on Hospice Compare, once the composite measure is displayed. CMS would still provide the public the
Humana, along with private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, announced an acquisition of hospice provider Curo for $1.4 billion. The same companies announced in December the acquisition of Kindred Healthcare in a $4.1 billion deal. The two separate deals, pending
A new piece of legislation aims to allow hospice staff to be able to dispose of unused medications after a patient has expired.
By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) report on Consideration for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs: Post-acute Care and Long-Term Care shed light
Read the details of the The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care offered the Advanced Care Model (ACM) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) PACSSI model.
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