Miami, Florida, UNITED STATES

Miami, FL, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is attending the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2018, being held June 20-22 in San Diego, CA.

VITAS’ presence at AHIP focuses on showcasing its seamless care transitions for hospice patients to healthcare providers who wish to add an additional value to their health plans. With extensive experience in projecting disease trajectories, dealing with multiple disease states and expertise in mortality pathways, VITAS shows the value hospice can bring by educating providers in these areas.

“The deep expertise VITAS brings to insurance plans not only provides patients with exceptional, high-quality care but reduces overall healthcare costs,” said Dr. Joseph Shega, senior vice president and chief medical officer for VITAS. “We look forward to sharing the value hospice can bring to providers and hearing from other industry leaders about successful partnerships offered to patients with complex cases.”

VITAS offers personalized end-of-life care plans that improve patients’ quality of life, translating into higher CAHPS® scores and meeting multiple HEDIS® benchmarks. VITAS’ longitudinal care continuum has proven to reduce 911 calls, emergency department visits, critical care unit utilization, hospital readmissions, medication spend and length of stay.

To learn more about the role of hospice in the continuum of care, and the role of health plans in improving access, visit VITAS’ Booth #325 during the AHIP conference or go to

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 45 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 11,765 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 28 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 first quarter of 2018, VITAS reported an average daily census of 17,380. Visit

This press release represents the views of VITAS Healthcare, not America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).


VITAS Healthcare representatives at Booth #325 during the AHIP Institute & Expo 2018

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