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2023’s Most Impactful Hospice Deals

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A rich mix of hospice merger and acquisition (M&A) activity at the end of 2023 is fueling trends into next year. Hospice M&A activity has diverged from the frenzied pace set in recent years. Texas-based Choice Health at Home LLC is another provider fueling smaller deals in the latter part of 2023.

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2023’s Most Impactful Hospice Regulatory Moves

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Program integrity issues that have heated up in the hospice space during the past five years reached a boiling point in 2023. Hospice providers have seen an array of increased regulatory oversight in 2023. There is scrutiny on hospice care [that’s] setting the stage for the next phase of what hospice oversight looks like.

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Hospice VBID: Understanding the 2023 Program Modifications

Hospice News

The hospice component of the value-based insurance design (VBID) model will begin its third year on Jan. 1, 2023, meaning that some of the program’s rules will change. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated that hospices should ensure that their billing staff is familiar with the 2023 modifications.

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Key Trends That Will Shape the Hospice Industry in 2023

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Most hospices are sliding into 2023 between a rock and a hard place, beset by headwinds, labor shortages and questions with no easy answers. Government oversight of hospice providers will tighten during 2023. These concerns will be a hot topic in the new year, but other regulatory actions are also underway for 2023.

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Hospice Advocacy Groups Ask Congress for Action on Proposed 2023 Medicare Rates

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CMS in April released the 2023 proposed payment rule for hospice providers, including the 2.7% The 2023 proposal also contains a model for phasing in changes to the way CMS will use the wage index to inform payment rates in future years. . per diem rate increase.

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4 Ways Hospices Are Pursuing Growth in 2023

Hospice News

Hospices are blazing trails toward growth, each provider with its own range of strategies. In 2023, the focus for many is to not only expand their core business but to spread further into the care continuum. In this story, Hospice News highlights the growth strategies of several providers.

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VITAS Expects Recruitment Gains to Spur 2023 Growth, Revenue

Hospice News

The company expects the program to bring in roughly 25 new health care workers each month in 2023 at an estimated cost of $40 million, which VITAS hopes to offset with increased volume as staffing gains drive up capacity. “We VITAS launched the initiative in an effort to improve timely access to hospice care.

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