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Top News Stories for the month February 2024

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In this week’s podcast, guest Mark Cohen and Cordt Kassner join Chris Comeaux for the Top News Stories of the February.  In this episode, Chris and Mark discuss the top news stories for February with special guest Cordt Kassner, Publisher of Hospice and Palliative Care Today.



Cordt talks about his work in hospice and palliative care.  He also discusses the launch of Hospice and Palliative Care Today, a new publication that builds on Mark's work with Hospice News Today.  Conversations in this episode cover a wide range of topics, including the impact of private equity ownership, Medicare Advantage, mergers and acquisitions, workforce challenges, and the use of technology in healthcare.


Mark concludes with the Master Class, discussing the importance of avoiding acronyms and the value of providing daily encouragement to hospice professionals.

Tune in to TCNtalks for the latest in Hospice and Palliative Care news.


  • Hospice and Palliative Care Today is a new publication that builds on the work of Hospice News Today.
  • The impact of private equity ownership on the hospice movement is an important topic to watch.
  • Medicare Advantage is a growing concern for healthcare providers, with profitability on the decline and potential cuts to provider benefits.
  • The hospice industry is experiencing mergers and acquisitions, which can have implications for patient care and workforce challenges.
  • Workforce challenges, including burnout and staffing shortages, are significant issues in the hospice and palliative care field.
  • Technology and innovations, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality therapy, are being used to improve patient care.
  • Avoid using acronyms when referring to hospice organizations to maintain brand recognition and clarity.
  • Providing daily encouragement and inspiration to hospice professionals can have a positive impact on their work.


Special Guest

Cordt Kassner, Owner and Publisher of Hospice and Palliative Care Today


Cordt Kassner
Owner / Publisher of Hospice and Palliative Care Today



Our Guest


Mark Cohen
Principal, Cohen-Fyfe Communications LLC

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Podcast Summary - February


TCNtalks Host

Chris Comeaux

Chris Comeaux
President & CEO
Teleios Collaborative Network

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Quote by Dr Martin Luther King Jr



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