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A true value-based provider living in a payer world

By Gwen Cooper The recent American’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference in San Diego was full of insights and opinions. In our ever-changing healthcare system, providers must understand the mindset of payers to stay ahead of the new value-based care curve. I came away with the validation that hospice providers have had it right from

Advanced illness care reduces costs through integrated care, without reducing the quality of care

By Gwen Cooper With the repeal, replace or repair of the ACA as a top conversation among legislators, regulators, providers, payers and consumers, the opportunity to disrupt the fragmented healthcare system is now. This can be accomplished through the adoption of innovative, sound programs that bend the cost curve and provide increased value to both

Does your healthcare brand need to evolve?

As competition and consumer choice in healthcare providers continue to grow, healthcare brands are more important than ever. Brands, at their core, are key to differentiating one provider from another. A brand is shorthand for everything a provider organization stands for – particularly the promise of what it delivers to its consumers and its reputation

Kentuckians deserve the MOST

This year Kentucky passed legislation that established Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST).  While the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is finalizing specifics around the document, healthcare professionals should be preparing for how MOST differs from advanced directives and Do Not Resuscitate orders and the implications for their patients and practice. Advanced directives have

Hospice Care Center in Lexington named 2014 Hospice Honors Elite recipient

The Hospice Care Center in Lexington has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors Elite recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver. The designation of “Elite” signifies a special recognition to honor hospices scoring above the National Average on one hundred percent of the evaluated questions.

Lourdes Hospice Care Center to be named in honor of Ray and Kay Eckstein

The new Lourdes Hospice Care Center will be named in honor of Ray and Kay Eckstein, for a generous $1.5 million commitment by the Eckstein Charitable Trust. Once constructed, the center will bear the name The Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Lourdes. The 10,000 square-foot Center will bring inpatient hospice services into