Palliative Care Billing

Many Palliative Care programs struggle financially. One key component of sustainability involves having an effective Medicare Part B billing process. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts that will lift the profitability of your community-based palliative program. DO Streamline Documentation Accurate & complete documentation is essential to minimize claim denials. Providers need a simple (read “low […]

Busting The Palliative Care Loss Leader Myth

Hospice and Palliative Care in the United States are now over 50 years old. Originally founded to help patients manage symptoms associated with severe illness and end-of-life, providers deliver unparalleled care for those patients who need it most. Frequently, Healthcare organizations that serve Hospice patients offer Palliative Care as an extra level of support for […]

Standardization and Scaling of a Community-Based Palliative Care Model

Background: Although limited, the descriptions of Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) demonstrates variability in team structures, eligibility, and standardization across care settings. Objective: In 2014, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care (PC) organization in Western North Carolina (WNC), was awarded a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation (CMMI) […]