How Home-Based Care Providers Are Leveraging Palliative Care In Hospital Partnerships

Oftentimes, talks between home health providers and their many referral partners are an exercise in education. For providers offering palliative care, that education usually starts at a 101-level. Part of that conversation with hospital and health system partners includes convincing case managers that patients will be better suited at home. “The longer a patient lays […]

The Benefits Of Integrating Palliative Care Into Home-Based Care Programs

Navigating new service lines can be daunting, especially when integrating palliative care into existing service lines. Yet, as some providers can attest, embracing change can also yield significant benefits. Their experiences underscore the importance of finding advocates within partner organizations and embracing patient-centered models. While the journey towards palliative care integration may be slow for […]

Home-Based Palliative Care Shows Promise In Reducing ER Visits, Hospitalizations

Patients who receive home-based palliative care (HBPC) services experience fewer emergency department visits, fewer hospitalizations and lower costs once they start receiving services. That’s according to a recent study conducted by the West Health Research Institute of Blue Shield of California. “Home-based palliative care is a powerful tool to improve the care of seriously ill […]

‘Can’t Shy Away From Challenging Business Climates’: Griswold, BrightStar Care Share Top 2024 Priorities

As the demand for home care grows, so do the industry’s largest providers. In particular, franchises are expanding rapidly across the country, adjusting operations slightly along the way. BrightStar Care and Griswold Home Care are two examples of that growth. Both companies earned spots on Franchise Times’ annual ranking of the largest franchise systems in […]

The Upsides, Downsides To Home-Based Palliative Care Programs

Though nearly ubiquitous in the hospice space, palliative care is a service line that remains largely untapped by home health providers. When its comes to palliative care, there’s a lot of variability from an operational standpoint, Nicole DePace, director of the advanced illness management programs at NVNA and Hospice, said during a webinar hosted by […]

Palliative Care Remains ‘Wild West,’ But Home Health Providers Are Still Investing In It

Despite barriers, there’s opportunity for home health providers that are fully invested in palliative care programs to thrive. Palliative care is both a clinical specialty and a philosophical approach to care, Rory Farrand, vice president of palliative and advanced care at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), said last month at Home Health […]

New Senate Bill Could Make Offering Palliative Care Easier For Home Health Agencies

A group of lawmakers have rolled out a new Senate bill that would direct the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop a palliative care-specific payment model demonstration. The bill is dubbed the Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act. Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) […]