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.
Call to Action: Proposed Cuts Could Deprive Home Health of Necessary Funds
Wednesday, September 20 | Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care
Millions of older Americans could be greatly impacted if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services goes through with its proposed rate cut to the Home Health Prospective Payment system for Calendar Year 2024. One of the most concerning aspects of the proposed rule revolves around its potential impact on home health reimbursement.More
Monday, September 18 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Care Coordination,Cause Connected,Legislative/Policy,Value-based Care
The opioid crisis is one of the most serious healthcare issues in our nation today. But there is hope. We believe there are three strategies your organization can leverage to combat opioid addiction and overdose: integrated care, policy and technology. This blog outlines some examples of all three and lists helpful resources your organization can use.More
Thursday, September 14 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community
By understanding mental health and suicide go hand-in-hand we can take the first step in reducing suicide risk and help heal our families, friends and loved-ones heal and grow forward as a community.More