Medicare policy changes tied to drop in hospice use for dementia
May 09, 2022
Immediate and lasting reductions were seen in the share of patients receiving hospice care with the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia code.
MA hospice carve-in model failing beneficiaries, NHPCO charges
Oct 04, 2021
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is blasting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for continuing a two-year Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in demonstration that NHPCO considers...
Home care and hospice still in the dark about federal vaccine mandate
Sep 30, 2021
Frustration is mounting for home care and hospice agencies as they wait for the Biden administration to offer clues about how the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be implemented.
NHPCO pushes for consistent training and better reporting in new hospice rule
Sep 01, 2021
Better training, consumer-friendly reporting and fairer non-compliance penalties are some of the recommendations the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has sent to the Centers for...
Mission Healthcare expands with three new deals
Jul 29, 2021
One of California’s largest home health, hospice and palliative care providers is getting even bigger. On Tuesday, Mission Healthcare announced the acquisitions of Tender Care, Hands of Hope and Sun...
Move toward home-based care ‘now inevitable,’ DispatchHealth CEO says
Jul 07, 2021
In eight short years DispatchHealth has undergone a transformation. It has grown from an in-home substitute for urgent emergency room (ER) care to a comprehensive model of care that now includes in-home...
Palliative care payment model is on the not-so-distant horizon, advocates believe
Jun 28, 2021
Palliative care advocates are gaining confidence the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will give the go-ahead for a demonstration payment model covering community-based palliative care.
Hiring challenges top providers’ COVID-19 concerns: McKnight’s Home Care Daily survey
Jun 22, 2021
Most McKnight’s Home Care Daily readers agree COVID-19 has negatively affected their businesses. And hiring challenges continue to be providers’ biggest pandemic-related concern.
Knowledge of palliative care low in U.S. population
Jun 07, 2021
The odds of having palliative care knowledge increased for those with frequent health care utilization, regular source of care.
New NPHI policy chief: Time is ripe for hospice and other community-based services
May 18, 2021
The new chief policy officer for the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) told McKnight’s Home Care Daily he’s cautiously optimistic hospice providers will benefit from...