Hospice Insights: The Law and Beyond

Meg Pekarske

Tune in to Husch Blackwell’s hospice podcast with Meg Pekarske for conversations with industry innovators and fundamentals for navigating hospice law. In our commitment to monitoring updates and fostering learning, each episode delivers essential information clients need for best solutions in this changing healthcare sector.

Strategic Restructuring for the Future: Exploring Upstream Revenue Opportunities for Hospices
Apr 27 2022
Strategic Restructuring for the Future: Exploring Upstream Revenue Opportunities for Hospices
Strategic Restructuring for the Future: Exploring How Hospices Are Using Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Service Diversification to TransformChange, transformation, disruption: whatever you want to call it, it’s happening in the hospice industry over the next 5 years. It is unquestionable that the carve-in to Medicare Advantage, the rise of value-based care and steady market consolidation is changing the playing field. How do hospices respond? In this series, we explore how hospices are and can restructure their businesses. We discuss the opportunities and limits of different models: palliative care, affiliations for payor contracting or the more transformative change brought through a merger or acquisition. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, hospices can explore new ways of being. We are excited to guide you on this road and hope these conversations help as you explore these important questions within your organization and determine your best path into the future.Today's Episode | Exploring Upstream Revenue Opportunities for HospicesIn this era of disruption and market consolidation, the talk of the town is how hospices can make strategic pivots to expand their geography, diversify the scope of their services to get further upstream, and otherwise be more attractive to payors, including managed care plans. In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske and Andrew Brenton unpack some key upstream care revenue opportunities and release a new tool created for hospices to begin evaluating them.Subscribe to Husch Blackwell’s Hospice mailing list to receive timely industry content and invitations.
Strategic Restructuring for the Future, Insights on Building a Hospice Network From the Ground Up: A Conversation With Mike Milward, CEO of the California Hospice Network
Mar 30 2022
Strategic Restructuring for the Future, Insights on Building a Hospice Network From the Ground Up: A Conversation With Mike Milward, CEO of the California Hospice Network
Strategic Restructuring for the Future: Exploring How Hospices Are Using Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Service Diversification to TransformChange, transformation, disruption: whatever you want to call it, it’s happening in the hospice industry over the next 5 years. It is unquestionable that the carve-in to Medicare Advantage, the rise of value-based care and steady market consolidation is changing the playing field. How do hospices respond? In this series, we explore how hospices are and can restructure their businesses. We discuss the opportunities and limits of different models: palliative care, affiliations for payor contracting or the more transformative change brought through a merger or acquisition. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, hospices can explore new ways of being. We are excited to guide you on this road and hope these conversations help as you explore these important questions within your organization and determine your best path into the future.Today's Episode: Insights on Building a Hospice Network From the Ground Up - A Conversation With Mike Milward, CEO of the California Hospice NetworkAs we explored in our podcast on June 30, 2021, there is no one way for hospices to collaborate and position themselves for value-based care. In today’s episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske has the great pleasure to be joined by Mike Milward, CEO of the California Hospice Network (CHN), who shares his firsthand insights on creating an innovative network model in California. They explore how this idea became a reality and how that reality has evolved with time. Mike invites us to see how independence and control can work within an integrated model. With so many insights shared in this episode, you must listen. Enjoy!