Posts by Carlo Calma:

  • Movers & Shakers: Rainbow Hospice, Addus HomeCare

    Aug 03 2017

    Addus HomeCare Appoints Manning to Chief Human Resources Officer Post Frisco, Texas-based Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has appointed Laurie Manning as the home care services provider’s chief human resource officer, effective August 14. Manning brings more than 25 years of experience working in the health care industry. Prior to joining the Addus team, Manning Read More

  • Value of Home Health Transactions Plummet in Q2 2017

    Aug 01 2017

    While the overall U.S. health services industry experienced significant growth in mergers and acquisitions in the second quarter of 2017, the value of home health care deals took a dive, according to data published by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). While the home health sub-sector saw a total of nine announced deals in the second quarter, both Read More

  • Average National Case Mix Weight Decreases

    Jul 31 2017

    The national average case mix weight (CMW) in 2016 decreased to 1.0384, according to data compiled by Northampton, Massachusetts-based home health and hospice consulting firm Fazzi Associates. This data was compiled by Fazzi’s analysis of Medicare home health claims for non low utilization payment adjustment (non-LUPA) episodes. The overall decrease in the national average CMW Read More

  • The Big-Picture Strategy to Combatting Caregiver Turnover

    Jul 30 2017

    Recruiting top talent—and retaining them—continues to be a balancing act that management teams struggle with, regardless of the industry. This issue has certainly become an epidemic in the home health care sector, and more hard evidence available supporting this notion. Stephen Tweed, CSP, is CEO of Leading Home Care, a Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique consulting and Read More

  • How Home Care Companies Can Get Caregivers to ‘Stay’

    Jul 26 2017

    The reality of talent shortage—marked by high turnover and challenges recruiting and retaining top talent—continues to plague the home care industry. In fact, among the 600-plus home care providers surveyed in Home Care Pulse’s 2017 Home Care Benchmarking Study, 77% of participants consider “caregiver shortage” a top industry threat, according to Home Care Pulse Founder and Read More

  • Movers & Shakers: Home Health Foundation, SAGE Eldercare

    Jul 24 2017

    Home Health Foundation Appoints CEO and President Karen Gomes has been appointed as president and CEO of Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Home Health Foundation, the parent company of its Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare Inc. brands, the company reports. Gomes brings more than 18 years of home health and hospice care experience to her Read More

  • Extended Home Ownership a Boon for Home Care Sector

    Jul 21 2017

    Aging adults staying at home to receive care has been a growing trend nationwide, creating demand for home care providers, but having a more mixed impact on the U.S. real estate market. Specifically, it may be contributing to the nation’s overall low housing stock, as illustrated in a recent story in the Baltimore Sun, and backed up Read More

  • Home Health M&A Deal Volume Continues to Decline

    Jul 20 2017

    Publicly announced home health and hospice M&A activity has hit its lowest level in years, dropping by 40% to a mere nine transactions in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to first-quarter performance of 15 acquisitions. These second quarter numbers illustrate a continued decline in M&A activity for the industry sector, as M&A activity was Read More

  • Home Health Newcomer Has Lofty Ambitions, $50 Million in Capital

    Jul 19 2017

    Establishing a home infusion brand and quickly growing it to become one of the top five providers in the U.S., selling it to a major long-term care pharmacy, and then transitioning into the home health industry might seem like a pipe dream for some. For industry veteran Jim Glynn, however, this dream has become a Read More

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