Care Advantage Ends 2019 with Team Nurse Acquisition

Care Advantage announced at the end of December that it acquired Team Nurse Inc. The acquisition may be new, but the relationship between the two companies is actually quite old.  South Boston, Virginia-based Team Nurse, which operates across 17 locations in Virginia, was founded in 2000 after owner Steve Mize originally purchased two locations from […]

HouseWorks Acquires Extended Family, Eyes 2020 Expansion Push

When the year began, Massachusetts-based HouseWorks was expanding farther south. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s now expanding farther north. After moving into the Philadelphia market in January by acquiring Caring Friends Home Care, the innovative, in-home care company HouseWorks made its next move by acquiring Extended Family, which moved it into New Hampshire […]

Axxess Expands EVV Partnership with CellTrak; LHC Group to Implement Medalogix Bridge

Axxess, CellTrak expand EVV partnership Dallas-based Axxess, a home health technology company, plans to expand its partnership with CellTrak to provide electronic visit verification (EVV) to more home health and home care providers in the United States. Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak is a software company that provides care delivery management solutions used by more than 4,000 […]

Humana to Acquire Enclara; Honor Expands in California

Humana to acquire Enclara Consonance Capital Partners, a health care investment firm, has agreed to sell Enclara Healthcare to Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). The transaction includes the privately held pharmacy company’s subsidiaries Enclara Pharmacia, GuidantRx and Avanti Health Care Services. The deal is expected to close during the first six months of 2020. For Louisville, […]

From the Tesla of Home Care to Ensign’s New Spinoff: 8 Under-the-Radar Stories That Shaped 2019

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) dominated the conversation around home health care in 2019, and thus commanded much of the attention in our collection of Home Health Care News’ top stories of the year. But every year, there are additional, under-the-radar stories that we also find worthy of highlighting on their own list. These stories, […]

WellSky Tries to Bridge Gap Between Payers and Providers with REACH

The shift to value-based care can sometimes be seen as a challenge for the tens of thousands of home-based care providers that operate in the U.S. But WellSky is trying to make sure it can be viewed more as an opportunity. The Overland Park, Kansas-based health care software company recently launched WellSky REACH, which it […]

Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

Providing both assistance and assurance to patients after being discharged from the hospital can drastically curb readmissions — and significantly cut health care spending in turn. That was the goal of a Georgetown Home Care (GHC) pilot program launched earlier this year. GHC’s pilot program achieved promising results. Overall, patients discharged after spinal surgery at […]

Caregivers Increasingly Less Likely to Work for Low Wages

Care workers are less likely to work for wages they view to be low or unfair, the 2020 National Caregiver Pay Report says.  For the last nine years, Tampa-based myCNAjobs has collected responses over a 12-month period from millions of caregivers on what hourly wage they’re willing to work for. This year’s response marked the […]

Lifesprk Partners with North Memorial; LHC Group Expands LifePoint Joint Venture

Lifesprk, North Memorial Health unveil LEADS Lifesprk and North Memorial Health have partnered to make an alternative delivery system for whole person senior services. The idea behind the new system is to take into account a senior’s entire health care journey in order to more adequately serve his or her needs. The two Minneapolis-based organizations […]