[Updated] CMS to Test Hospice Carve-In Under Medicare Advantage

The Medicare Advantage (MA) carve-in that many industry insiders pegged as “inevitable” has finally arrived. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on Friday morning announced it is expanding the MA Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model, using VBID to test out several wide-ranging updates to MA offerings, including a hospice carve-in set to take […]

PE-Owned Hospice Giant Compassus Reportedly Considering a Sale

Private equity-backed Compassus could soon be up for sale, according to a Jan. 8 report from PE Hub. PE Hub cited “three people familiar with the matter” for its article, which claims Compassus has tapped an advisor from Jefferies Financial Group to help the company prepare for an upcoming sales process. Jefferies had no comment […]

Death-Positive Movement Fueling Hospice Growth

With more than 1.4 million Americans receiving hospice care every year, the demand for high-quality end-of-life care is only projected to rise in years to come. In Minnesota, a “death-positive” movement is to thank, experts say. The number of hospice patients in Minnesota has tripled since 2000 and currently accounts for more than half of […]

These States Are Most Concerned About End-of-Life Issues

While roughly 90% of Americans agree that discussing end-of-life care with their loved ones is important, only 27% actually follow through with conversations focused on planning, according to research from public engagement initiative The Conversation Project. Although many have ramped up community outreach efforts, that aversion to thinking about death has been a roadblock for […]

Curo Subsidiary SouthernCare Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $5.9 Million

A subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest hospice companies — Curo Health Services — has agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that the company submitted Medicare claims that were medically unnecessary or lacked documentation. Curo Health Services was acquired by Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private equity […]

Interim Pursues Hospice Growth Across Franchise Network

Each year, roughly 1.4 million Americans living with a life-limiting illness receive hospice care, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. With demand for end-of-life care only projected to increase in coming years, international home-based care provider Interim HealthCare Inc. is now looking to grow its small-but-valuable hospice line across the franchise system. […]

What Is The Capital + Strategy Forum & Why You Need To Be Here

HHCN’s Capital + Strategy Forum is NOT your typical industry conference — it is a catalyst for innovation in the changing home health care space. It brings together the brightest minds to share forward-looking ideas, inspirations and innovations in every aspect of home health, hospice, private duty and more. This is a first-class opportunity to network with thought leaders […]