Feds Go After Patient Recruiters in Home Health Kickback Schemes

Federal authorities took action against a handful of individuals and companies last month for their roles in multimillion-dollar home health fraud schemes. On Feb. 15, a Michigan woman pleaded guilty for her role as a patient recruiter in a scheme involving about $1.2 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care procured through kickback payments. […]

Signature Healthcare at Home Acquires Home Health Division, Nova Leap Eyeing Home Care Deal

Signature Healthcare at Home acquires Samaritan Health Services Home Health As more hospitals and health systems continue to outsource their home-based care offerings, Signature Healthcare at Home has acquired Samaritan Health Services’ home health division. Wilsonville, Oregon-based Signature Healthcare at Home provides home health, hospice, personal home care, palliative care and rehabilitation therapy to patients […]

FirstLight Adds Executives to Fuel Growth, Amedisys Board Member Retires

FirstLight expands leadership team amid rapid growth To accommodate recent growth, FirstLight Home Care has created and filled seven new positions, expanding its focus in areas such as technology, talent acquisition and franchise development.   While the hires are new, growth within the nine-year-old Cincinnati-based home care company is not. In 2017 alone, the franchisor […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]

Aveanna to Acquire Home Health Business, Amedisys Continues Hospice Push

Aveanna Healthcare to acquire Maxim’s home health care division Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the home health care division of Maxim Healthcare Services. Financial terms of the transaction — expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 — were not disclosed. Privately-owned Aveanna Healthcare is made up of […]

DOJ Announces More Than $21M in Home Health Fraud, Kickback Schemes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) made nearly half a dozen announcements at the end of January regarding Medicare fraud involving home health agencies. Among them: A Miami woman was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Jan. 17 for her role in a $4.66 million health care fraud scheme involving several Florida-based […]

Humana Updates Management Team, LHC Group Fills Out Board

Humana updates management team with internal hires Health insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has filled two leadership roles with internal candidates. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company has promoted Joseph Ventura to General Counsel and named Douglas Stoss interim lead for Humana’s Office of Corporate Affairs. Both will serve as members of the company’s management team. […]

Humana Names Incoming Chief Medical Officer, Graceworks Hires New CEO

Humana Hires New CMO Humana (NYSE: HUM) has appointed a new chief medical officer. Dr. William Shrank will take the reins April 1, as current CMO Dr. Roy Beveridge transitions to retirement later in the year. Beveridge will stay on for several months after Shrank steps in to ensure a smooth transition, according to Humana. […]

WellSky Taps Fazzi Head as CCO; Collective Medical Hires New Leadership

WellSky Creates, Fills New Position WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has named a new chief clinical officer. Fazzi Associates President Tim Ashe will hold the newly created position, in which Ashe will guide meaningful patient outcomes, combining technology and clinical care. Ashe will continue to serve as president […]