Lyft, UnitedHealthcare See Transportation as a Game Changer for Seniors’ Health

Access to transportation remains a challenge for many older Americans, whether that means getting to an important medical appointment, going grocery shopping or meeting a few friends for coffee. It’s a point several home care providers are actively tackling through ride-hailing partnerships, especially as potential hospital and health system referral sources prioritize social determinants of […]

Senior-Millennial Matchmaking Service Making Mark on Fringes of Home Care

As older adults more frequently choose to remain in their homes and communities, new companies that help make aging in place possible are beginning to spring up. It’s important for home care agencies to familiarize themselves with such up-and-coming entities, experts say, as many offer home care-adjacent services that could spell stolen business. Among these […]

Remote Monitoring Company Cracks Code to Providing At-Home Heart Rehab

While home-based cardiac programs could be the key to improving rehab participation and outcomes for heart attack survivors, reimbursement often stands in the way. However, one remote patient monitoring company has cracked the code to developing a successful model and getting it paid for — possibly creating a framework or partnership opportunities for home-based care […]

Meals on Wheels Turns to Home Care to Help Win Medicare Advantage Partners

Sometimes a name doesn’t tell the full story. That’s the case for Arlington, Virginia-based Meals on Wheels, a meal-delivery service that does more than its name suggests. “In addition to a whole array of nutrition services, [Meals on Wheels] programs are doing in-home assessments,” Lucy Theilheimer, chief strategy and impact officer at Meals on Wheels, […]

Addus Eyes Strategic Acquisitions Ahead of Medicare Advantage Expansion

Coming off of a strong second quarter, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) is looking at a busy pipeline for the remainder of the year, executives predicted on a Q2 earnings call Tuesday. Such acquisitions will play an increasingly important role in better positioning the Frisco, Texas-based provider for Medicare Advantage (MA) partnership development in the […]

Training Program for Immigrants Helping to Solve Home Care’s Workforce Problem

In-home care organizations continue to look for new and innovative ways to combat the increasingly dire workforce shortage. One program is trying to solve the industry-wide pain point by helping immigrant students become home health caregivers through specialized training. The home health aide program is housed out of Stamford, Connecticut-based Building One Community’s Center for […]

New Amedisys-ClearCare Personal Care Network Spreading Like Wildfire

In an effort to expand its capabilities and open the door for future Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) recently struck an agreement with ClearCare Inc. to create a network of personal care agencies. Already, that network is spreading like wildfire, with 308 agencies representing 32,000 caregivers in 39 states, Amedisys CEO and […]

Amedisys, Other Large Home Health Providers Ready to Capitalize on PDGM Chaos

Small and mid-sized home health providers likely face an uphill battle in 2020, thanks largely to the cuts included in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and policymakers’ plans phase out pre-payments. So far, multiple industry prognosticators are predicting that 30% or more of home health providers will close up shop next year, with rural agencies […]