Hospice News surveyed more than 140 professionals – 62% of whom identify as c-suite, VPs or directors – asking for their outlook on the industry for 2024. They wanted to know how these leaders and their teams are navigating the challenging hiring environment, planning to drive growth and investing in technology.

The key takeaway was that staffing continues to be the #1 challenge facing hospice care providers. Although down from the 2023 report, 36% of those surveyed disclosed that staffing is their main concern with regulatory challenges and oversight coming in second with 17%.

Tim Smokoff, General Manager, Home Health and Hospice, MatrixCare, sat down with Hospice News to discuss these challenges and how outsourcing to MatrixCare’s solutions and services can help ease these daily obstacles. He also explores the advantages of working with a creative and capable partner,  overcoming staffing troubles through collaboration.

For further reading, these resources are connected to the topic – how to utilize outsourcing, interoperability and partnerships to ease the daily burden of staffing shortages and turnover.

Expert perspectives on interoperability

The advantages (and myths) of outsourced RCM

Care coordination playbook: Optimizing referral relationships with Deb Wesley, CEO of Addison County Home Health and Hospice