AccentCare CEO: Home Health Industry Still in ‘Teen Years,’ But Providers Are Growing Up Fast

In some ways, home health care is still in its teen years, according to AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers. Providers are making significant strides propping up home-based care as an essential component of the broader health care continuum, but they still have a ways to go. On this front, The Dallas-based AccentCare wants to lead by […]

Voices: Tom Lillis, Associate Partner, Stoneridge Partners

This article is sponsored by Stoneridge Partners. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Tom Lillis, associate partner at Stoneridge Partners and leader of the new Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group. Tom tells us what impact he expects the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to have on the industry in 2020 and why […]

Medalogix CEO: Predictive Analytics Without Clinical Judgement Is ‘Irresponsible Use of Technology’

Last week, Home Health Care News highlighted widespread reports of home health therapy layoffs and visit reductions following the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). While therapy-visit reductions are tied to a number of factors, some stakeholders have specifically called attention to what they see as an over-reliance on predictive analytics tools and an […]

Right at Home CEO: If You’re Not Bringing Data, You Just Have An Opinion

Reinvention is no easy feat — especially for a company that’s been around as long as Right at Home. In the past few years, the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company has gone to great lengths to position itself as a data-driven organization. Just last year, for example, the company began strategically adding corporate-owned “testing sites” to […]

AOTA, APTA Sound Off on PDGM’s ‘Terrifying’ Therapy Consequences

Therapy layoffs, conversions to part-time status and general service reductions are beginning to ramp up in the home health space, multiple professional association groups told Home Health Care News. So much so, in fact, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may be preparing to speak up. The current shift in how and […]

LeadingAge Expert Robyn Stone: ‘Career Lattices,’ Healthy Relationships Key to Keeping In-Home Care Staff

Home health and personal care aides are often referred to as “the eyes and ears” of the U.S. health care system. Still, they’re infrequently used in care teams and often undervalued by the providers they work for. Changing the recognition of in-home care professionals is going to take hard work, innovative approaches and dedicated advocacy, […]

Why Nationwide Wants to be on the ‘Forefront’ of In-Home Care

Last week, financial services and insurance company Nationwide announced that its venture capital team had leveraged its $100 million venture capital fund to invest in Vesta Healthcare. In the release announcing the investment, Nationwide asserted its desire to improve in-home care, saying it wanted “to make sure patients and in-home health care providers are getting […]

West Health Leveraging PACE Model to Disrupt Senior Care

When it comes to health care delivered in the home, many see hospital-at-home models as the next big, innovative concept to hit a boom period. But investors and other stakeholders interested in home- and community-based care shouldn’t sleep on PACE programs, either. That includes in-home care providers. PACE — or Programs of All-Inclusive Care for […]

Voices: William Simione III, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants

This article is sponsored by Simione Healthcare Consultants. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sat down with Simione Healthcare Consultants Managing Principal William “Billy” Simione III to get his take on the biggest challenges for home health and hospice providers in 2020, what data points and metrics home health and hospice providers should […]

Encompass Health’s April Anthony: Knee-Jerk Therapy Reactions May Prove Costly

Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) — already one of the largest home health providers in the country — is likely on its way to even more growth this year, thanks partly to the expected M&A opportunities linked to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Internally, coding changes and investments in predictive analytics have helped […]