Home-Based Care Powerhouse Intermountain Healthcare to Merge with Sanford Health

Intermountain Healthcare — one of the largest health systems in the country and among the most bullish on home-based care — is merging with Sanford Health. Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Sanford Health is a health system that operates across 24 states. The organization boasts 46 hospitals, 1,500 provider groups and 366 Good Samaritan Society senior […]

Homethrive Raises $18M to Fuel Expansion into Health Plans, Self-Insured Employer Market

Homethrive, a tech-enabled provider of non-medical care management and personal assistance services, has raised $18 million in a Series a funding round. The funding round was led by venture capital firm 7wireVentures and investment firm Pitango HealthTech.  Homethrive has earmarked the new funds to be used in a number of areas, Dave Jacobs, co-founder and […]

HHS Loosens Provider Relief Fund Restrictions, Allows Agencies to Cover Lost Revenue

In response to ongoing opposition from both lawmakers and providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it has made changes to its rules surrounding COVID-19 relief funding. The department’s amended rules now allow providers to use Provider Relief Fund (PRF) money toward lost revenue that’s potentially unrelated to COVID-19. “After reimbursing […]

Lack of Stimulus Bill Could Lead to Rise in COVID-Related Lawsuits

Throughout 2020, there have been a number of new laws and legal trends that could have major impacts on the in-home care industry. In order for providers to be successful in the long run, it’s important to remain abreast of the latest developments. That was the message delivered by Angelo Spinola, an attorney and shareholder […]

CareLinx, Doctor On Demand Team Up to Provide Virtual Care at Home

CareLinx is teaming up with virtual primary care provider Doctor On Demand to give high-risk seniors access to services in their homes.  Burlingame, California-based CareLinx is a tech-enabled home care platform that connects seniors and their families to its nationwide network of 400,000 caregivers. The company was acquired by Generali Global Assistance in 2017. Under […]

Varsity-Backed Angels of Care Announces Strategic Partnerships, Expands into Three New States

Angels of Care, a home health provider that specializes in caring for pediatric patients with complex medical conditions, announced Thursday that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Nursing Solutions and Mission Medstaff. Under terms of the strategic partnership, Nursing Solutions and Mission Medstaff will join Angels of Care’s platform going forward. The financial […]

Private-Duty Home Care Providers Poised to Play Leading Role in Pop Health Models

As health care spending continues to rise, private-duty home care agencies will likely play increasingly important roles in population health management. In total, U.S. health care spending is expected to reach $4.8 trillion by 2025. Often, it’s chronic conditions, social determinants of health and functional limitations that drive that spending upward. The combined pervasiveness of […]

NAHC Pushing for Palliative Care, SNF-at-Home Medicare Benefits

As home health and home care operators move toward the ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take stock of what has been accomplished from a policy perspective. Many of 2020’s regulatory changes will be fleeting, but others will shape the future of post-acute care for years to come. That was the message […]

As Malpractice Claims Against Home-Based Care Nurses Rise, Providers Must Focus on Risk Management

When it comes to malpractice claims, home-based care nurses are often more susceptible compared to their counterparts in other nursing specialties. That’s a fact that has held true for a while, too. Home-based care nurses — including home health, hospice and palliative care professionals — have seen a steady rise in professional liability claims since […]