In case you missed it, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week:
Amedisys Pushes Forward with Big Changes, Mulls New Name—In a first quarter earnings call, executives at the major home health and hospice provider highlighted a number of shifts the company will embark on to improve its margins and grow the business, including abandoning its proprietary software system and a possible name change.
Top 5 States for Home Health Revenue Growth—A number of states were able to buck the industrywide trend of declining home health revenue, according to data released this week by Healthcare Market Resources. See which states were top growth spots.
3 Easy Ways to Boost Home Care Profits—Home care providers need to develop creative strategies to maximize profits and differentiate themselves from competitors. A recent study touched on three tactics to help agencies boost the bottom line.
Home Health Aides Are No. 1 Medicaid Fraud Offenders—Home health aides accounted for more criminal convictions in 2014 than any other provider type investigated by Medicaid Fraud Control Units nationwide. Of the more than 1,300 criminal convictions last year, 30% involved home health care aides, according to an annual report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Popular Programs Blur the Line Between Home and Hospital—FInally recognizing the shift that people’s homes will become the primary setting for health care in the U.S., some hospitals are offering unique “hospital at home” options for patients.
Written by Jason Oliva