Hospice News April 7, 2021
A rising number of hospice and palliative care providers are establishing home-based primary care service lines in order to engage patients further upstream and to enable participation in new payment models such as Primary Care First and direct contracting.
According to Julie Sacks, chief operating officer and newly appointed president of the Illinois-based Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), providers that historically focused on hospice can develop home-based primary care business lines with minimal resources to bring in new revenue streams and support patients earlier in their illnesses.
HCCI is a national non-profit organization focused on advancing home-based primary care to ensure that medically complex and homebound patients have access to high-quality care in their homes. Sacks joined the organization in...