‘Disciplined Acquirer’ Encompass Health Won’t Be Afraid to Spend Big for Right Deal

Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) is drawing early positives from its deployment of predictive analytics technology. In fact, it’s so bullish on early returns that the Birmingham, Alabama-based company plans to ramp up deployment and usage across the majority of home health locations in 2020. Apart from tech tools, Encompass Health also foresees plenty of […]

Federal Lawmakers Look to Handcuff CMMI

Bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill on Monday that would increase oversight and require more transparency from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) branch that tests new payment models and delivery options. The bill, dubbed the “Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act,” could handcuff […]

The Nurse Practitioner Workforce is Booming — And That’s Good for Home Health Providers

From 2010 to 2017, the amount of nurse practitioners in the United States more than doubled from 91,000 to 190,000, a new study published in Health Affairs found. The study draws from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Although researchers didn’t analyze the nurse practitioner (NP) boom’s effect on home-based care directly, there are some […]

Super Bowl Offers Leadership Lessons for In-Home Care Providers

On Sunday, about 100 million people will turn on their televisions to catch the last game of the football season. The sport’s popularity has turned the championship matchup into a spectacle that draws more eyeballs per year than any other television event. Believe it or not, there’s something to be learned from it — even […]

‘Gotcha Cases,’ Unionization Threats and Caregiver-Rights Laws: In-Home Care Legal Trends for 2020

In 2019, home care providers in California went to legal battle against legislation triggering the public disclosure of caregivers’ contact information. Home care providers in Connecticut, New York and Chicago, meanwhile, fought heated contests against predictive-scheduling regulations. These were just some of the legal trends that shaped the in-home care space last year. In 2020, […]

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 […]