Palliative Care is Not Just for the Dying

Our very own, Dr. Mulder, recently was interviewed by Nora Macaluso of NextAvenue for an article titled, Palliative Care is Not Just for the Dying.  The article features how the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that palliative care can be valuable for managing the pain and stress of illness, and the importance of a holistic, team-based approach. […]

The Role of Data at the Point of Care in Breaking Down Healthcare’s Silos

Dianne Gray, Chief Innovation & Patient Advocacy Officer Yesterday I received news that a 65-year-old breast cancer patient I worked with had died, leaving behind her 39-year-old daughter, a fiancé, her daughter’s father and her 85-year-old mother. Her healthcare journey provides one more example of the way too many lives end in a fragmented healthcare system […]

How to Reduce the Staffing Shortage with Non-Clinical Care Navigators

Across the country, hospice organizations are competing for clinical staff from the same limited pool of eligible applicants. Even before COVID, demand for clinicians, nurses, and social workers outpaced supply. The pandemic has exacerbated the shortage, resulting in early retirements or resignations from the field to focus on non-patient care areas or different careers altogether. […]

Insights That Lead to ACO Success

ACO’s need smart data to efficiently run their network of providers. Using the right technology to provide you with actionable insights is critical to providing the best possible patient care.

Joining Payer Networks Key to Success for Hospices in Medicare Advantage

The journey toward value-based care remains uncertain, yet impactful for hospice. Providers and payers of all walks are taking a sharper look at hospice as the value-based insurance design (VBID) demonstration project approaches its second year. Hospices need a seat at the bargaining table in order to maintain control of their financial destiny, according to […]

Finding Your Value and Sharing it With Others

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Our very own Robin Stawasz and our client, Kevin Hohnbaum, business development manager at Willamette Valley Hospice, recently co-authored an article entitled: “Finding Your Value and Sharing it With Others” that appears in the Fall 2021 quarterly addition of the NHPCO Newsline newsletter. In the article, they help explain the importance of how hospices should be finding […]

Physician John Mulder: Combat Misconceptions About Palliative Care

Patients, families and clinicians in other fields need a better understanding of palliative care in order to fully realize the clinical and financial benefits of those services, according to physician John Mulder, M.D. The palliative care community also needs a more substantial reimbursement structure to ensure that providers can meet rising demand and to attract […]