Therapy Survival Tips for PDGM

With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to move home health payment away from existing therapy thresholds and toward patient characteristics in 2020, providers will need to break down silos within their own operations if they want to be successful. Generally, many providers have often relied on a therapy-driven model, which has been a big […]

A Perfect Storm: Amedisys, Encompass Health and LHC Group CEOs Brace for PDGM

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is a perfect storm of regulatory and reimbursement changes, according to top executives from Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) and LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG). For agencies, managing cash flow and making sure staff are operating at the top of their licenses will be keys to […]

How Premier Home Health Turned Caregivers into Actionable Data for Value-Based Deals

“Data” is often cited as the magic bullet for health care providers, especially when it comes to improving quality of care, negotiating with payers and building relationships with stakeholders throughout the care continuum. Count Premier Home Health Care as one of the latest home care companies trying to take its data game to the next […]

MA Plan Zing Health: At-Home Care Providers Are the Vanguards of Patient Care

There were more than 2,700 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans available for individual enrollment in 2019, an 18% bump compared to last year. The number of active MA plans is projected to increase even further in 2020, thanks to federal health care policymakers’ concerted efforts to broaden the program and address social determinants of health. Launched […]

Well Care Health CEO: We’re Pushing the Envelope of Care Innovation

To remain competitive in today’s post-acute care landscape, a number of previously one-dimensional companies have evolved into “one-stop shops,” or integrated businesses that offer an array of complementary services. Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Health is the perfect example of that trend. Founded in 1987 by Tanya and Wayne Long, Well Care Health started out […]

EVV Upside: New Tech Rules Can Foster Efficiency, Value-Based Partnerships

Amid a rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, home-based care providers can easily overlook the upcoming implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) — but these new technology requirements are a revolutionary step toward interoperability and efficiency. Providers can leverage EVV to win value-based partnerships and streamline workflows, even as they reel from the impact of […]

M&A Advisor Predicts Spike in Creative Home Care Partnerships, Home Health Financial Struggles

Regulatory changes and industry-wide consolidation are keeping home-based care providers on their toes, especially when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Many predict the M&A landscape in the year ahead will be filled with high highs and low lows, thanks largely in part to the pending implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). […]