Miami, Florida, UNITED STATES

Miami, FL, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VITAS® Healthcare will share its expertise as the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care at the 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield National Summit being held May 1-4, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at its booth #1239.

Senior VITAS leadership are prepared to discuss how the company’s proven, seamless care transitions for patients with complex needs can intersect and positively impact the goals of the conference in a value-based care environment. VITAS representatives look forward to meeting with healthcare providers who want to improve the quality of end-of-life care for their members, increase patient and family satisfaction, and help their organizations manage their medical cost ratio.

According to VITAS Senior Vice President National Medical Director Dr. Joseph Shega, “The collaborative efforts between hospice providers, clinicians and insurance organizations result in individualized care plans that ensure patients’ wishes and values are honored. At the same time, the care experience improves and costs are reduced.”

VITAS brings insights and expertise based on four decades of experience. Representatives anticipate hearing from others in the industry about successful partnerships that are caring for patients with complex conditions.


About VITAS Healthcare

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 44 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 11,627 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 27 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2017, VITAS reported an average daily census of 16,976. Visit


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