Addus, Other Home Care Providers Form Lobbying Group

Addus HomeCare (Nasdaq: ADUS) and other national home care provider organizations have established a new coalition intended to advance the integrity and delivery of cost-effective, high-quality Medicaid home-based care. The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care was created to address changing dynamics in the delivery of Medicaid home-based care, such as a dramatic increase in beneficiaries through the […]

Business Briefs: AMN Acquires The First String Healthcare, PHI Names New Director of Federal Affairs

AMN Healthcare Acquires The First String Healthcare AMN Healthcare Services, a health care workforce solutions and staffing services company, announced Sept. 15 that it completed its acquisition of The First String Healthcare, a provider of interim staffing and permanent placement of nurse leaders and executives. The acquisition involves cash payments of $6.5 million and an earn-out […]

Seniors’ Top Care Needs: Mobility, Self-Care Rank High

Over one-third of seniors living in the community report having self-care or mobility needs, according to an issue brief published by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Rachel Garfield of the Kaiser Family Foundation and her co-authors used the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study to analyze rates […]

House Lawmakers Slam CMS’ Proposed Home Health Cuts

More than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives took issue with several key aspects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule in a Sept. 18 letter to Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the CMS. CMS published the Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2016 in June. The agency […]

Home Health Payments Still in Limbo After Univita Collapse

Home health care providers are feeling the repercussions of Univita Health’s collapse in Florida, with many companies owed payments they have yet to receive. The third-party administrator for Florida’s Medicaid program filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 28. Meanwhile, some former Univita employees are suing the company, alleging they were not given 60 days’ notice in […]