Home-Based Palliative Program Is Sentara’s Answer to Post-Acute Care Gaps

While palliative care is often considered a hospital-based extension of hospice, one health system is using it to fill the gaps in its home-based service offerings. Sentara Healthcare is partnering with Turn-Key Health to make it happen. The new advanced illness services program uses predictive analytics to identify and enroll patients with a higher risk […]

Home Health Industry Likely Headed for M&A Rollercoaster

If there’s one thing home health care providers can agree on when it comes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), it’s that the new model is shrouded in uncertainty. Despite attempting to predict expected reimbursement changes and adapting operations accordingly, agencies won’t know exactly how PDGM will affect them until well after its Jan. 1 […]

Home Care Legislation Allowing Client Poaching Moves Closer to Becoming Law 

Despite objections from the home care industry, legislation that would allow caregivers in one state to poach clients appears to be moving forward after getting support from the governor. “We strongly believe the health, safety, and comfort of our elderly or persons with disabilities should not be disrupted by an employer limiting their employees with […]

Wound Care Pilot Improves Outcomes, Reduces Cost for AccentCare

A telehealth pilot targeting wound care patients has helped AccentCare cut costs and reduce readmissions for participating offices. As a result, the program — made possible through a partnership with virtual care platform Synzi — will soon see a larger rollout. The program could serve as an example for the hoards of providers industry-wide hoping […]

Home Instead Joins Employee Caregiver Benefit Conversation

Even though more and more companies have started to offer employee caregiver benefits, home care agencies aren’t always part of the equation. For example, companies like Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) have turned to Care.com, a move that’s generated criticism from some industry leaders. They say verified home care providers — rather […]

At-Home Heart Rehab Remains an Untapped Market for Home Health Providers

Despite the fact that cardiac rehabilitation leads to better outcomes for heart attack survivors, only one in five patients currently go down that path. Home-based cardiac rehab programs could be the answer to increasing participation — improving survival rates and presenting ample business opportunity for home health care providers at the same time. That’s according […]

Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. […]

Outcry Continues Over Law Allowing Caregivers to Poach Home Care Clients

Home care providers and legislators in one state are voicing concerns about recent legislation that would allow caregivers to poach clients from home care agencies without being penalized. The provision was recently written into the Connecticut state budget. It bans noncompete contracts and similar agreements in “homemaker, companion or home health services.” In other words, […]