Home-Based Care Still an ‘Undertapped’ Resource for Seniors with Complex Health Needs

Policymakers should focus on home-based care services and payment model improvements in order to address the unique needs of people with complex health issues. That’s according to a new analysis published by Health Affairs, which took a closer look at the opportunities to improve and expand home-based care through value-based payment (VBP). Experts at the […]

Medicare Sequestration’s Return Puts Home Health Agencies in Financial Jeopardy

Home health agencies and other Medicare-reimbursed health care providers are just a couple weeks away from the return of sequestration. For many agencies, the restart of the 2% cut will merely be a return to normal, pre-pandemic business. For others, however, it presents another cash-flow disruption that could, at worst, put some smaller operators out […]

Volume, Value-Based Care Key Growth Levers for Addus in 2022

Even though it has been hit hard by labor pressures, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), believes it may have found ways to at least combat recruitment struggles. In turn, the company is optimistic about its organic, volume-based growth in 2022. The top three executives from the Frisco, Texas-based home health, hospice and personal care services […]

Study Shows SNF-at-Home Care Feasible, Less Costly

For seniors, receiving skilled care at home – instead of at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) – could have considerable benefits, including better patient experience and lower costs. That’s according to a study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The study was conducted between August and September of 2019 and used a pilot trial […]

Key Barriers Could Limit Adoption of Home-Based Care Models

Over the past few years, the U.S. health care system has learned that home-based care companies are well-positioned to respond to unique challenges, with at-home care approaches often boosting patient satisfaction, lowering costs and improving quality of care. Despite that positive movement in the home-based care market, a few key barriers could limit broader adoption […]

Taking the ‘Next Step’ as a Small Home-Based Care Operator

Understanding and navigating the next steps for growth as a small business owner is always a daunting proposition. That’s especially true in the highly fragmented home care industry. Home Care Ops founder Clint Nobles and Elder Independence owner Kim Clatworthy addressed that topic last month at the 2022 Home Care Growth Summit, hosted by research […]

Led by Livongo Vets, Rural Health-Focused Homeward Launches with $20 Million

Another startup company focused on home-based care has scored tens of millions of dollars in initial funding. On Monday, San Francisco-based Homeward announced its launch with a $20 million investment from General Catalyst. Homeward will be led by key executives behind Livongo, the digital health platform that was acquired by Teladoc in a $18.5 billion […]

As PACE Model Reaches New Heights, ConcertoCare Launches First In-Person Center

With its outlook already strong for 2022, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model continues to gain momentum. ConcertoCare, a value-based care provider that offers an array of home-based care services, announced Thursday the opening of its first in-person PACE center. The center — Cherry Blossom PACE, located in Alexandria, Virginia — […]