Business Briefs: Encompass Home Health, CareFinders

CareFinders Acquires Sovereign Home Health of Connecticut CareFinders, a Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey-based home care provider, has acquired Sovereign Home Health of Connecticut, LLC. Norwalk, Connecticut-based Sovereign provides care to approximately 125 clients in Connecticut, giving CareFinders the opportunity to grow an initial presence outside of New Jersey, according to a press release from the […]

David Baiada Takes Over As Bayada CEO

In the midst of Bayada Home Health Care’s shift to a nonprofit structure, company founder Mark Baiada has transitioned to the role of chairman and his son, David Baiada, has been named CEO. The leadership change was made official during a Facebook Live video on Thursday during Mark Baiada’s 70th birthday celebrations at the company headquarters […]

AccentCare Extends Footprint With Expanded Joint Venture

On the heels of several recently announced joint ventures, one home health care provider is expanding its service footprint in another deal. AccentCare announced the expansion of its existing home health joint venture with Asante, a Medford, Oregon-based health system. The broadened partnership will absorb Asante’s Ashland Home Health into the AccentCare brand and will […]

New Details Are Out On Holiday’s Home Care Venture, Milo

Affordable services, protein-rich meals, and companionship-focused visits are the hallmarks of Milo, the new home care venture from Holiday Retirement, the nation’s largest independent living provider. Geriatrician Bill Thomas, M.D., the driving force behind Milo, discussed the motivations for the new home care platform in an hour-long Facebook Live video on Monday. Thomas is the […]

Feds Scrap Proposal to Make Home Health Accreditor Inspections Public

Federal health officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have rescinded a proposal that would have required private accreditors to make public any problems or violations they found during inspections of home health agencies. In April, CMS put forward the proposal to require accrediting organizations to post inspection reports and correction plans […]

Business Briefs: All Metro Health Care, Fresenius Medical Care

All Metro Health Care Acquires Massachusetts Home Care Provider All Metro Health Care acquired Independence Healthcare Corp., a Worcester, Massachusetts-based provider of non-medical home healthcare services. All Metro, a home care provider headquartered in Valley Stream, New York and a portfolio company of middle market private equity firm One Equity Partners, serves patients in New York, Pennsylvania, New […]

Bill Dombi Named Interim NAHC President

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has named William A. Dombi as its interim president while the organization seeks a permanent appointment. The executive committee of the board of directors of NAHC voted on August 3 to appoint Dombi as interim president, following the passing of the organization’s longtime president Val. J. Halamandaris, […]

Leaders of $374 Million Home Health Care Fraud Denied Acquittal

After being sentenced for participation in a $374 million home heath care fraud scheme, two home health agency owners and a Dallas-area doctor have been denied acquittal. Jacques Roy, M.C., 59; Cynthia Stiger, 54; and Charity Eleda, 56, were convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Roy was also convicted on eight […]

Immigration Bill Could Jeopardize Future of Home Health Care Workforce

A new bill that seeks to cut immigration into the U.S. could make an already high workforce deficit in home health care dramatically worse, industry insiders and experts fear. The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, co-authored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Louisiana and supported by […]

Institutions Partner Up On Home-Based Care Training Program

With the mounting shortage of home caregivers, one organization is aiming to train thousands more workers to meet the growing demand for in-home care services. The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), a non-profit organization working to advance home health care nationwide, estimates there are only 1,000 providers in the U.S. making the majority of home-based primary care visits. With […]