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 […]

CareFinders CEO: Market Density Trumps ‘Mile-Wide, Inch-Deep’ Footprint in Home Care

CareFinders has expanded its footprint in the Northeast once again. This time, the expansion comes in Pennsylvania via a move that’s consistent with the growth strategy CareFinders has followed and accelerated since CEO Jim Robinson took charge in October 2018. The Hackensack, New Jersey-based personal home care agency announced Tuesday that it had acquired the […]

Best Buy Floats Lofty In-Home Health Care Goals in 5-Year Plan

Electronics retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is planning to rapidly scale its health care segment, which is broadly aimed at helping seniors age in place through remote patient monitoring. The Rochester, Minnesota-based company reemphasized its focus on increasing the amount of seniors they serve on a third-quarter earnings call with investors and analysts last […]