LHC Group CEO: CMS Shouldn’t Disrupt Home Health Care’s Momentum

When it comes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), anything that would put patient outcomes at risk should be off the table, according to Keith Myers, chairman and CEO of LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG). Myers discussed the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group’s ongoing operations and PDGM plans Tuesday while speaking at the RBC Capital Markets […]

CommonSpirit Health Turns to Contessa for Hospital-Level Care at Home

Chicago-based nonprofit CommonSpirit Health announced Monday it’s teaming up with hospital-at-home startup Contessa to bring acute-level care and other new services into the homes of its patients. Created in 2019 following the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, CommonSpirit operates across 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites in 21 states. In […]

Care Advantage Enters Two New States, Jet Health Moves into Hospice

Care Advantage expands into news states with acquisitions Care Advantage Inc. has broadened its footprint in Washington, D.C., and expanded into Maryland and Delaware for the first time following two new acquisitions. The private equity-backed personal care provider acquired Capital City Nurses and its sister company, Coastal Home Care, earlier this month. Financial terms of […]

Two-Thirds of NY’s Private-Sector Job Creation in 2018 Linked to Home Care

Despite recruitment and retention remaining an industry-wide pain point, home care positions have become a major component of job growth in New York. That’s according to a recent report from the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City’s budget and tax revenues. Released […]

DispatchHealth, At-Home Medical Test Startups Raise Over $113M Combined

Denver-based startup DispatchHealth — which delivers on-demand health care to patients in the home setting — has secured $33 million in growth capital financing, led by private equity firm Echo Health Ventures. The news is the latest in a series of in-home health care funding announcements. Founded in 2013, DispatchHealth works alongside in-home nursing care […]

Schakowsky, Home Health Execs Tout Physician-Certification Bill’s Bottom-Line Impact

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has begun planting the seeds to eliminate Medicare’s physician-certification policy — which many home health industry insiders have critiqued as outdated. If successful, the move could potentially make it easier for older adults to gain access to home health care and have a major impact on providers’ bottom line. […]

House Lawmakers Move to Scrap PDGM’s Widely Opposed Behavioral Assumptions

The home health industry won a major victory in its battle to scrap widely opposed provisions of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Wednesday, as a group of bipartisan House lawmakers introduced a new bill targeting the payment overhaul’s behavioral assumptions. Introduced by Reps. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Ralph Abraham (R-La.) — along […]