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What is hospice?

Learn about hospice as a healthcare service and understand if and when hospice is right for you or a loved one.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is not hospice, but hospice is in part palliative care. Learn more about the relationship between the two disciplines.

Who pays for hospice?

Money is the last thing on anyone’s mind when they enter hospice. But it needs to be a part of the conversation.

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Our blog is a great place to start learning more about hospice care, from heartfelt personal stories to industry updates and news. Read an article today!

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The story of 1-800-HOSPICE™

Founder and CEO Gregg Hamerschlag started his own home care business in the 1990’s after his experience with in-home care for his own father. He appreciated the care and compassion shown by his father’s caregivers, and he instantly knew this was a business in which he wanted a part.

As a new business owner, Hamerschlag looked for original ways to get the word out about his services. He reserved the 1-800-HOMECARE (800-466-3227) and 1-800-HOSPICE (800-467-7423) phone numbers to make it easy for patients and their families to connect with his business. What he did not realize then, but soon found out, was that the numbers would prove more powerful than he had expected.

Within a short time, 1-800-HOMECARE and 1-800-HOSPICE helped Hamerschlag double the number of patients his business served. Combined with skilled, compassionate care, the phone numbers proved themselves to be a tremendous asset in helping patients find and connect with a local home care and hospice agencies. Hamerschlag knew this tool was too valuable to use for just one company in one geographic area, so he founded today’s 1-800-HOMECARE™ and 1-800-HOSPICE™.

Our mission is to connect patients with hospice agencies. In the years since our founding, we have developed a national footprint and have helped many thousands to find care. When hospice is right for you or a loved one, we can help you connect with a provider near you.

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2025 Proposed Hospice Rule Signals Changes

2025 Proposed Hospice Rule Signals Changes

In a rule proposal unveiled in March, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suggested a 2.6% increase in hospice per diems for 2025. Alongside this increase, the…

Hospices To Receive Expected Pay Raise In 2025

Hospices To Receive Expected Pay Raise in 2025

On March 28, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule (CMS-1810-P) aimed at updating Medicare hospice payments and the aggregate cap amount for fiscal…