In part five of this ongoing series, Lisa Remington, president of the Remington Health Strategy Group, discussed ways organizations can strategically plan ahead by looking at upcoming trends that are driving a more predictable future in healthcare.
Today, we hear from the president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Edo Banach. He has held a variety of leadership positions and has used his industry experience and knowledge to deliver keynote presentations across the country.
Hospice will face validation, challenges and opportunities in 2019 and beyond. Most immediately, we will focus on ensuring that MedPAC’s recommendation for a 2% cut to hospice reimbursement is not acted upon by Congress. There are smarter, more effective ways to root out fraud and abuse that will not hinder access to needed services like an across-the-board cut would do.
In the medium term, we will continue engaging with CMS on the proposed carve-in of hospice into Medicare Advantage which was recently announced as a part of the Value-Based Insurance Design Demonstration. We demand that consumers, patients and families must be assured of their access to the highest quality hospice care available under any new demo or model. And as the legislative activity of the 116th Congress gets underway, we will push for a statutory standard definition of community-based palliative care that would ensure reimbursement and allow hospice programs to provide care that meets a minimum set of quality and access standards.
Next time, executive director of EvergreenHealth Home Care Services, Brent Korte, will discuss how he believes potential upcoming industry trends will affect home health and hospice agencies in one, three and five years.
Monday, September 20 | Thought Leadership,Netsmart Culture
An ode to our Facilities team, who played an integral role in keeping Netsmart business operations up and running during the stay-at-home orders of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as launching and maintaining a safe and successful return to office strategy.More
Thursday, September 16 | Client Success Stories,Thought Leadership
Although National Grief Awareness Day has come and gone, grief itself never stops. We want to thank providers like East End Hospice who provide compassionate and personal bereavement care to their communities day after day.More
Compassion, Community, Caring: National Assisted Living Week 2021
Tuesday, September 14 | Post-Acute Care,Client Success Stories,Thought Leadership
In honor of this celebratory week, we are highlighting three of our senior living partners who embody this year’s theme all year long.More