Home-Based Care Remains Popular Among Senior Living Operators, But Adult Day Could Be in Trouble

Over half of the U.S.’s largest nonprofit senior living organizations now offer some sort of home- and community-based services. That’s according to the LZ 200, an annual report conducted by the aging-focused advocacy organization LeadingAge and Ziegler Healthcare Investment Banking. Chicago-based Ziegler is a privately held investment bank specializing in home health care and senior […]

HHS Prioritizing ‘Largest’ Home Health Agencies for Federally Distributed COVID-19 Tests

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has offered further clarification on its COVID-19 testing strategy for home health agencies. According to an online “index” of its distribution efforts, HHS is sending tests to the “largest 100+” home health and hospice agencies, with those providers then tasked with distributing COVID-19 tests to locations […]

COVID-19’s Impact on the Home Health Industry Is Still Unclear

Despite the ongoing public health emergency, hard data on how COVID-19 is affecting the U.S. home health industry is still lacking. That’s according to a new analysis from The Commonwealth Fund.  As opposed to other industries, the Medicare-certified home health subsector’s struggle with COVID-19 has not received much attention. The worry is that a lack […]

[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Home health providers are one step closer to getting the No. 1 thing they’ve been asking for since the COVID-19 pandemic began: reimbursement for telehealth-driven visits. On Friday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for […]

Right at Home Partners with Home Modification Company TruBlue to Expand Aging-in-Place Services

Home-based care companies are trying to become one-stop shops for seniors wishing to age in place. That’s why, when Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home’s executives saw a Home Health Care News article highlighting home modification franchise TruBlue Total House Care, they dialed up its president and began working on a partnership. Cincinnati, Ohio-based TruBlue and […]

Home Health Providers Find Telehealth Reimbursement in Palliative Care

Telehealth adoption has dramatically increased across health care during the COVID-19 crisis, including in the home-based care space. On their end, home health providers have built out their telehealth programs to make more comprehensive and safer care plans for their patients. Unlike other health care practitioners, however, it is much more difficult for a home […]

‘Without a System, You Can’t Win’: Data-Tracking Tips for Home Care Agencies

Despite the operational and financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus, hardly any private-duty home care agencies plan on going out of business. Instead, most agency leaders believe they’ll actually grow their business over the next five years, both in terms of census and new locations. That’s according to recent statistics that Home Care Pulse […]

How Home Care Agencies Can Overcome Revenue Plateaus

When it comes to increasing revenue, home-based care agencies will always have an advantage in the markets they serve, because they will never be capped by a room or bed count like facility-based settings. But revenue plateaus are still very common in the space and something that torments agencies nationwide, whether operators are looking to […]

‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar believes that COVID-19 has led to a health care revolution, one that will include a larger focus on care in the home. Specifically, Azar thinks the increase in telehealth usage and a stronger focus on social determinants of health will be major influences in […]