Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. […]

Homecare By Design, LifeSpire Blurring Lines Between Home Care and Senior Living

As the U.S. population rapidly ages, senior care providers are becoming increasingly more innovative to keep pace with consumer demand and preferences. For some, that has meant blurring the traditionally hard lines between senior housing and home care. Among the providers that do not fit neatly into the “home care” or “senior housing” boxes, for […]

Solving the Health Care Puzzle at Home: One on One with Humana’s CMO

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is trying to solve the U.S. health care puzzle by piecing together everything from non-medical home care focused on social determinants of health to palliative care designed to improve members’ end-of-life comfort. Communication, culture and data will be the glue holding those pieces together, according to Dr. William Shrank, Humana’s new […]

VNSNY Chief of Provider Services: Home Health Disruption Isn’t ‘an Atomic Bomb’

One of the oldest nonprofit home- and community-based health care organizations in the country is counting on innovative technology and reimbursement models to keep it on the cutting edge in the years to come. As such, preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), pursuing risk-based relationships and exploring predictive analytics are top of mind for […]

Elara Caring CEO: Home Health Providers Often ‘Ill-Equipped’ to Tackle Behavioral Health

Now more than ever, older adults are struggling with depression, addiction and similar challenges, recent statistics suggest. For some home health providers, that makes behavioral health a major business opportunity. Although behavioral health poses a significant upside, providers looking to break into the space will have to navigate unique reimbursement and operating challenges, experts say. […]

AccentCare CMO: ‘We’re Pushing the Envelope on What Can Be Done in the Home’

Market density and integration throughout the health care system are two main pillars for AccentCare, one of the biggest post-acute care companies in the country. Dallas-based AccentCare provides home health, hospice, personal care and related services across more than 175 markets in 16 states. The company has grown rapidly in recent months, thanks to eight […]

Encompass Health’s April Anthony: PDGM Is an ‘Overcorrection’ to Therapy

As currently structured, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will completely change how and when home health providers deliver therapy services. It will do so in multiple ways, most notably by eliminating the use of therapy service thresholds as a factor in payment determinations. It’s a move the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has long recommended. […]