Ohio Makes Moves to License Home Health Agencies

In the wake of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plans to phase out up to 13,000 independent home care workers, the state is now making moves to further regulate the home health care industry. Its next step? Agency licensure, which would create more robust oversight of “the inconsistency and poor quality of care some Ohioans say […]

Growing Regulatory, Financial Concerns Push Home Health Consolidations

As more regulatory pressures force consolidation among the health care industry as a whole, home health and hospice providers also are feeling the heat — joining forces to better compete in today’s evolving landscape. Most recently, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, better known as UPMC, announced it would be bringing Family Hospice & Palliative Care […]

Wage Wars: ‘The Defining Challenge of Our Time’

As professionals in the home health care industry continue the ongoing fight for higher wages, so too are those in other industries. From home health aides to employees at insurance companies, retailers and coffee shop chains, workers — and their employers — are joining the nationwide call for higher wages and benefits. For some companies, […]

Telemedicine Starts to Prove Its Worth for Home Health Providers

As the preference to age in place grows in popularity, the majority of seniors are looking for ways to access health care services from home, and cutting-edge providers already are leveraging improved telehealth and other technologies to achieve cost savings and improve outcomes, new research shows. More than two in three seniors prefer to use […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Visiting Angels Partners With Reverse Mortgage Giant

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships:  American Advisors Group Partners With Home Care Franchisor American Advisors Group (AAG), the nation’s leader in reverse mortgage lending, recently announced its partnership with Visiting Angels, […]

From Patient to Provider: One Home Health Owner’s Strategy

As the home health care industry booms with interest from Americans increasingly seeking to age in place, one new agency is finding its way around the bustling market. Jacksonville, Florida-based Family Focused Home Health Care, a private duty home care agency, recently became licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration and is opening its […]

Non-Agency Home Care Workers Fight for their Jobs

With 13,000 home health care jobs still in limbo in Ohio, caregivers and their clients are speaking out about the value of non-agency workers.  Previously, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) took a bold new step in combating fraud in the home care industry by suggesting a phase-out of up to 13,000 independent providers who bill […]

Home Health Business Briefs: EHR Tech Provider Acquires HomecareCRM

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships:  Remote Monitoring Company Partners With Arcadia Home Care & Staffing  Healthsense, Inc., a provider of aging services technology, announced recently its partnership with Arcadia Home Care […]

Feds Arrest Nurse for Alleged Role in ‘Free’ Home Care Scam

Registered nurse James Ademiju, who operates Illinois-based agencies Adonis Inc. and BestMed-Care Services Ltd., was arrested Tuesday in connection with a home care-related scam that allegedly bilked Medicare for $5 million over a three-year period. The two nursing agencies allegedly obtained many patients from a marketing company that claimed to offer “free” nursing services to […]

Home Care Entities Reach $1.1 Million Settlement Over Referral Scheme

Recovery Home Care Inc., Recovery Home Care Services Inc. and National Home Care Holdings LLC have agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that they paid dozens of doctors for referrals of services provided to Medicare patients, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Monday.  The Recovery Home Care entities provide home health care services […]