Survival of the Fittest: Why In-Home Care Providers Are Redefining Their Identities Amid COVID-19

Some in-home care providers have struggled to stay in business over the past few months. Yet others have thrived amid the coronavirus, creating new service lines from scratch and carving out niche roles with nontraditional partners. Totowa, New Jersey-based The Senior Company falls into the second category. Founded in 2018, The Senior Company normally provides […]

HHCN Survey: 92% of Home Health Agencies Have Lost Revenue Due to Coronavirus

It has been 80 days since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the COVID-19 virus. Since then, almost every home health care agency has been adversely affected, with the vast majority of businesses experiencing sharp decreases in Medicare reimbursement, admissions and overall revenue, a new Home Health Care News survey reveals. While […]

The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations. In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during the COVID-19 emergency. […]

Introducing the 2020 HHCN Changemakers Class

The U.S. health care system’s ongoing shift toward the home is changing how, when and where care services are delivered. Within this constantly evolving landscape, the home health and home care industries have turned to Changemakers for direction. Among their accomplishments, such mavericks of change are embracing new payment models, reshaping the in-home care market […]

Changemakers: Shelly Sun, Founder and CEO, BrightStar Care

With a background in accounting rather than home care, BrightStar Care founder and CEO Shelly Sun has embodied changemaking from the inception of her company, which today is a franchiser of in-home care services spanning more than 340 locations in the U.S. with several lines of business. Having launched the Illinois-based company in 2002, BrightStar […]

COVID-19 Innovation: How ‘Fly-Over State’ Mentality Is Helping Intrepid USA Navigate the Coronavirus

Over the past few months, home health providers across the country have had to quickly adapt their operations to the coronavirus and the business challenges that come with it. For Dallas, Texas-based Intrepid USA Healthcare Services — one of the largest home health, hospice and home care companies in the country — innovation has meant […]

Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits

Despite significant roadblocks, the home health industry is getting closer to securing direct reimbursement for visits delivered via telehealth technology, industry insiders believe. Over the past two few months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the White House have taken numerous steps to ramp up the use of telehealth services during the […]