Visiting Nurse Health System Cementing Identity Amid Ground-Up Restructuring

Home health providers of all shapes and sizes are currently taking a good, hard look at themselves in the mirror. For the Atlanta-based Visiting Nurse Health System (VNHS), that self-reflection has meant redefining relationships with payers, reprioritizing internal operations and recommitting to talent acquisition, according to Dorothy Davis, the nonprofit’s president and CEO. “In the […]

LHC Group Expands Texas Joint Venture; Anthem Completes myNEXUS Acquisition

LHC Group announces JV expansion LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) as well as partners Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System are expanding their joint venture in Texas. The three health care organizations announced on Thursday that they’re purchasing and sharing ownership of Regent Home Health, a provider that currently serves patients and families in […]

Tech-Enabled Benefits Manager CareCar Raises $3M, Sets Sights on Home Care

As the breadth and depth of what Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can offer has grown, the actual management of supplemental benefits has gotten more complex. That includes the coordination of in-home care benefits, transportation services and more. In response to the more complicated landscape, more and more startups are popping up that help health plans […]

Why Humana Believes It Can Do Home Health Care Better

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) believes it can deliver home health services better than traditional providers do today. More than any other reason, that’s fundamentally why it’s accelerating its in-home care strategy by acquiring 100% of home health giant Kindred at Home for a “bargain” purchase price of $5.7 billion — the company’s largest acquisition ever. […]

Always Best Care CEO: No Silver Bullet to Home Care’s Staffing Problems

Home care operators have had to work around plenty of new challenges since last spring, from sourcing personal protective equipment to securing Paycheck Protection Program loans. Yet an old operational hurdle remains the toughest to overcome: staffing. Even amid the pandemic, most home care businesses have managed to grow. That growth has continued in 2021 […]

In-Home Care Providers Must Break Through Barriers to Handle More Long-Term Care Volume

There are several trends shaping senior care in the United States, with two of the biggest being continued Medicare Advantage (MA) growth and the steady shift of health care into the home. Yet if in-home care operators want to capitalize on those trends, they’ll have to break through traditional payment and operational barriers. That’s particularly […]

Senators Reintroduce Home Health Telehealth Legislation

The home health industry hasn’t given up on securing telehealth reimbursement during the public health emergency. Their tenacity is being rewarded with recent legislative movement on Capitol Hill. A group of bipartisan Senators on Thursday introduced S. 1309, the new version of the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act under the current Congress. […]