The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress reduce the payments for Home Health by 7% in 2021.
For the first time since the early 20th century, the home has become the common place among American’s dying of natural causes.
Market readiness is the theme for this year’s outlook. The talk of transformation has traction. Too many disruptors are in the healthcare market pushing out traditional models of care. Until you see the information gathered in one document, it may seem transformation is still a while away. Our study of trends and market signals indicate otherwise.
Sharp HealthCare pre-hospice program called Transitions, is designed to give elderly patients the care they want at home and keep them out of the hospital.
Multidisciplinary teams across the care continuum work each day to determine the best ways to identify the highest risk patients.
Payers and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) are turning to palliative care programs as a way to offer value-based end-of-life care.
Increasing hospice services can reduce hospital admissions among all residents of a nursing home, including those not enrolled in hospice.
Palliative care focuses on relieving patients’ stress, pain and other symptoms as their health declines, and it helps them maintain their quality of life.
In a large cohort study, hospice visits in the last 2 days of life by professional staff varied by race, hospice program, and geographic region.
Despite recommendations to the contrary, only about half of elderly patients with advanced cancer receive palliative care.
A new guidance statement to define high-quality primary palliative care delivery in medical oncology has been developed by ASCO and AAHPM.
Spending on Medicare beneficiaries in their last year of life accounts for about 25% of total Medicare spending on beneficiaries age 65 or older.
Four key trends in hospice care are contributing to a paradigm shift and impacting the future of Medicare hospice providers and other providers.
Highmark offers unique palliative care services to its Medicare Advantage members and supports hospital palliative care through value-based contracts.
The ACO model has the right incentives to reduce variation, spur innovation, and improve quality in end-of-life (EOL) care
A home-based palliative care program tested within an ACO showed cost savings and reduced hospital admissions for patients near the end of life.