How Home Care Tech is Driving Senior Living Referrals

As both home health care and senior living providers collaborate to serve a similar patient population, some companies are leveraging technology to assist with referrals.  Home care and senior living providers have long worked together to better serve seniors and their families, increase market share, and gain a competitive advantage over competing providers. While some […]

Doc Faces 175-Year Sentence for Home Care Kickbacks, Unneeded Chemo

Soliciting kickbacks for home care referrals is enough to land any physician in jail or a hefty fine, but this was far from the most serious offense in the case of one Detroit-area doctor who could spend 175 years in prison for defrauding Medicare. Farid Fata, M.D., 49, of Oakland Township, Mich., faced the statutory […]

New Home Care Guide Offers Tips on Better Cash Flow

Dallas-based Home health software vendor Axxess this week released an eGuide aimed at helping home health agencies effectively manage their cash flows and, ultimately, grow their businesses. To achieve these goals, the guide “Revenue Cycle Management: What you Must Do Now – to Succeed!” assists agencies in not only selecting the right revenue cycle management […]

Telehealth Skyrocketing to 158 Million Sessions Per Year by 2020

Many studies have projected the enormous growth in store for telehealth in the coming years, and these video conferencing sessions taking place in people’s homes and similar settings will represent the majority of usage within four years, says a new report. Telehealth video consultations will increase from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million per […]

Home Health Software Market to Drive Global Industry Growth

A number of factors offer favorable tailwinds for the home health care industry’s future growth prospects, but it’s the software market segment within the sector that stands to see the most rapid growth in the coming years, a recent study suggests. The global aging population is a key factor for driving widespread growth for home […]

GAO: Up to 80% of Seniors in Need Lack Home Care

An overwhelming majority of seniors in need of home-based care services do not receive them, according to recently updated findings from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  In 2011, GAO analyzed data from 2008 and found that approximately 12 million out of 16 million older adults who likely needed home-based care did not receive it. […]

HealthSouth Grows Post-Acute Services With $730 Million Acquisition

National post-acute care provider HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) shows no signs of slowing down its expansive growth in the sector. On Thursday, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Reliant Hospital Partners, LLC for a cash purchase price of $730 million. HealthSouth offers both facility-based and home-based post-acute care services […]

New HHS Fall Prevention Program Keeps Seniors at Home Longer, for Cheaper

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is banking on a new fall prevention program that aims to help seniors continue living at home longer and delay the move to costlier care settings like nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Developed by HHS, the comprehensive prevention program includes clinical in-home assessments of health, physical […]