Trends Shaping the Future of Hospice, Post-Acute Care

Posted September 28, 2022

Home-based demand was creeping upward before 2020, the pandemic has accelerated the trend. More patients, providers, and payers realized that a wider range of services could be delivered in the home which is the patient preferences.

These home-based providers are working within a system that was built and oriented around facility-based care. In order to fully leverage care in the home, legislative, regulatory, and financial change may be necessary, according to Tim Ashe, chief clinical officer for the post-acute technology firm Wellsky.

“I think [the health care system] rapidly being challenged to be ready and to be prepared, but there’s going to need to be a number of changes — beginning with legislation that better aligns everything from ease-of-use, to payment methodology, and administrative requirements that better align the obvious incentive to provide care to patients and individuals at home with the overall system reality,” Ashe told Hospice News.

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