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. […]

Opportunities Abound for Hospices in Primary Care

Primary Care First is on its way to opening doors for hospice providers to reach patients and their families further upstream in their health care trajectories. While the implementation of some aspects of the initiative have been delayed, the application period for the program’s second year is underway. Tracking patient outcomes through data and workflow processes will […]

7 Ways Acclivity Can Help Your Hospice Apply For Primary Care First

Setting you up for application acceptance and ongoing success The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Primary Care First (PCF) model is rolling out in 2020, and applications will be available in the coming weeks. The Seriously Ill Population (SIP) model under PCF is designed to improve care for high-need, high-risk patients who currently receive fragmented […]

Why Are People Afraid of Hospice?

Acclivity Health’s Chief Innovation and Advocacy Officer explains why patients and families shouldn’t hesitate to seek hospice care. As seriously ill patients near the end of life, it is often suggested that hospice care become part of their health care plan. Unfortunately, patients often enroll in these services too late to reap the full benefits. […]