How to Boost Business By Managing Online Reviews

Online reviews have become a go-to source for consumers when choosing businesses to frequent or trying certain products, and it is no different in the home care industry. Online ratings are increasingly important to the success of home care providers, and reviews should be taken seriously, Denise Graab, director of industry marketing at Caring.com, explained […]

Addus CEO Weighs in on EVV, Managed Care Organizations

Following the overhaul of its C suite and positive end to 2016, one of the largest personal care providers in the country is running full force to stay ahead of its competition this year. Due to the size of Addus HomeCare (Nasdaq: ADUS), the company realizes it has a leg up against the competition and could […]

2 Marketing Opportunities Home Care Agencies Are Missing

Marketing in the home health industry is no longer just for gaining patients. While home care is a patient-focused industry, forming partnerships with other types of health care providers is playing an increasingly crucial role in business—and home care agencies need to know how to leverage data through marketing to gain ground with providers. Marketing to […]

How Home Health Can Boost Rehab Services

Rehabilitation services within home health have long lacked consistency, but more recently certain agencies are seeing the benefits of emphasizing and properly training physical therapists. “Before, companies were concerned about quality of the services but had no way to measure them, and physical therapists were very independent and had little supervision,” Joyce Boin, principal consultant at Strategic […]

States with the Biggest Senior Population Booms

Home care providers may find plentiful demand for services in the Southwest and Southeast United States, given the surge in older adults living in these regions over the last decade. The U.S. population aged 65 and over increased from 36.6 million in 2005 to 47.8 million in 2015 and is projected to more than double […]

States Where Home Health Utilization Grew Most in 2015

Utilization of home health services as a whole remained flat and even saw a bit of decline from 2014 to 2015, but there were a number of states that saw growth during that year, according to data released by Healthcare Market Resources. Though the national overall utilization number was down to 10% in 2015 from 10.2% in […]

Empower Employees to Improve Home Health Referral Outcomes

As the home care industry grapples with the transition to value-based purchasing and the impacts of Pre-Claim Review in certain states, referrals are more important than ever. But to have a successful referral program, simply implementing a strategy won’t cut it. Agencies must have a solid process to build upon, beginning with employees and intake staff. The […]

Business Briefs: Corridor, VNAA Pen Partnership

Corridor and VNAA Announce Partnership  The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a nonprofit association for home health and hospice providers, and The Corridor Group Holdings LLC have partnered to bring more thought leadership to key industry issues, according to a recent press release. The partnership will include Corridor becoming a participant in various conferences, councils […]

Home Health Fraudsters Hid $2.4 Million in Diapers

Co-owners and operators of seven home health care agencies in Miami-Dade County, Florida, plead guilty to fraud charges for their roles in a home health scheme totaling $20 million. Miami mother/daughter duo Mildrey Gonzalez and Milka Alfaro were discovered when they were traveling back to Miami from the Dominican Republic with more than $2.4 million […]

Tenet Acquisition Links Amedisys with Big Hospital Player

One of the nation’s largest home health care providers has moved on from a sometimes tough 2016 and is taking steps to expand through an acquisition of a major hospital company’s home health and hospice facilities. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) signed a definitive agreement to acquire six home health and hospice care centers from Tenet […]