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MA Beneficiaries More Likely than Fee-for-Service Patients to Enter Hospice from Community Setting

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million patients who elected hospice in the last 90 days of life during the years 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018. In 2011, for example, 50% of MA patients came to hospice from the community, compared to 39% of those in traditional Medicare. .” For this study, researchers examined medical records for a cohort of nearly 3.2

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How Four Questions Can Reduce Costs, Boost Hospice Utilization

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation ran the project between 2011 and 2015 at 32 participating hospitals and health systems. A key component of the initiative was a “Four Questions” framework for goals-of-care conversations.

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NorthShore–Edward-Elmhurst Health Expands Partnership with Residential Home Health and Hospice

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As early as 2011, more than 90% of U.S. This not only drives up health care costs, but it also strains hospitals’ limited capacity — particularly in a time of ongoing labor shortages. This paradigm flies in the face of patients’ wishes. seniors indicated that they wished to age in place in their residences, AARP research found.

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Humana CEO Broussard to Step Down in 2024, Succeeded by Envision Healthcare Exec Jim Rechtin

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He joined the company in 2011 and became CEO in 2013. More than 30 million seniors are now enrolled in Medicare Advantage, nearly half of the total Medicare population, Kaiser reported. Broussard’s departure was “long planned,” according to a Humana press release.

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Bristol Names Nurse Melissa Broadway as New Chief Clinical Officer

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Broadway entered the hospice field as a bedside nurse in 2011 at a Texas location of Gentiva-Kindred Hospice. Based in Salt Lake City, Bristol Hospice is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Webster Equity Partners. The company employs more than 3,000 staff in more than 76 locations across 18 states.

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How Palliative Care Could Help Break the SNF-to-Hospital Cycle

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Additionally, among beneficiaries who died between 2006 and 2011, one in eight toggled between a hospital and an SNF during their final year of life, the study found. According to statistics cited in the study, 23% of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries were discharged to a post-acute care facility in 2013.

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Hospices Gear Up to Reach More Heart Failure Patients, Enhance Quality 

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Though a growing body of evidence indicates that giving heart failure patients access to palliative care can improve outcomes, those services — as well as hospice — remain underutilized, a 2011 study in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Illness found.

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