Report: Medicaid Payment Variability Hinders Access To Home- and Community-Based Services

Medicaid payment rates for home- and community-based services (HCBS) vary drastically across states, causing workforce instability and access challenges for services. That’s according to a recent report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). MACPAC makes recommendations to Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and states on issues […]

How Amedisys, CenterWell Home Health Are Retaining Workers In 2024

Every home-based care provider wants to recruit and retain better this year than they did last year. But that’s easier said than done. Companies are constantly tinkering with their approaches to attract and retain skilled professionals, and are doing so in 2024 yet again. Between new recruiting processes, career advancement opportunities and more technology, there’s […]

HomeWell Reaches 2 Landmarks: 100 Location Owners, $100 Million In Annual Revenue

HomeWell Franchising Inc. reached two impressive milestones this week by naming its 100th franchise owner and securing $100 million in annual system revenue. “Our commitment to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability has been instrumental in our journey leading up to this pivotal point,” HomeWell Franchising CEO Crystal Franz told Home Health Care […]

Homewatch CareGivers Launches Tech-Driven Personalized Care Program

Homewatch CareGivers has launched a new suite of services, dubbed Total Care Solutions, designed to cater to a more personalized home care experience for clients and their families. The franchise company is also launching Homewatch Connect, a smart camera system that aims to promote longer independence at home, reduce isolation and boost social engagement. “This […]

How Caring Senior Service Moved Away From Being An ‘Order Taker’ In Home Care

In his many years in personal home care, Caring Senior Service CEO Jeff Salter has seen trends come and go. One he has stuck with, however, is a constant commitment to searching for the next advancements in technology. Between recruiting, onboarding and care management plans, Caring Senior Service have prided themselves on leveraging technology to […]

Why Bayada Is Reconsidering How It Deals With Home Health Patients Under MA Plans

At a macro level, home health organizations are struggling with Medicare Advantage (MA) for two main reasons: benefit design and reimbursement. In order to build stronger relationships with MA plans, agencies are undergoing a strategic shift in their service offerings to meet the unique challenges posed by MA patients. Those shifts include partnering with other […]

How Home-Based Care Providers Are Leveraging Palliative Care In Hospital Partnerships

Oftentimes, talks between home health providers and their many referral partners are an exercise in education. For providers offering palliative care, that education usually starts at a 101-level. Part of that conversation with hospital and health system partners includes convincing case managers that patients will be better suited at home. “The longer a patient lays […]