Hackers Reportedly Steal, Ransom Data Of More Than 80,000 Home Care Patients

In a bizarre and developing story, as many as 80,000 patients in Canada may have had detailed medical, financial and personal records stolen by a hacker group after it infiltrated the computer systems of home care services provider CarePartners. Ontario-based CarePartners, which has provided government-sponsored personal, rehabilitation and nursing care services to hundreds of thousands […]

Home Health Aide Among Most Family-Friendly Jobs

Technology and sales companies may be doing the best job of offering workers family-friendly jobs and greater flexibility, but the home health industry isn’t too far behind, at least for home health aides. Indeed, one the most widely used job sites in the world, recently analyzed hundreds of millions of its job postings in search […]

As Home Health Providers Integrate Services, Vendors and Consultants Follow Suit

TPG Capital portfolio company Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced last week that it’s acquiring the long-standing home health and hospice consulting group Fazzi Associates. To some degree, the transaction—which marks one of the few instances where a software business buys up a consulting firm—is reflective of the broader home health, personal care and hospice landscape. […]

Congress Unlikely to Act as PDGM, Pre-Claim Loom

Washington, D.C., policymakers have hurled several challenging volleys toward the home health, personal care and hospice industries in 2018, including possible reincarnations of the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) and Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD). To parry those attacks, or at least make sure they’re not overly burdensome, stakeholders will likely need to band together in […]

Senior Helpers’ CEO Outlines Plans for New Town Square Franchising Model

In-home senior care services franchisor Senior Helpers has teamed up with the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center to launch a new nationwide franchising concept for Town Square, a reminiscence therapy adult day care center built to look and feel like the 1950s. The new franchising model—Senior Helpers Town Square Franchising—is officially an affiliate of […]

Minnesota Launches Union-Backed Home Care Job Board

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched the state’s first online job platform built to connect seniors and people with disabilities with caregivers for home care support. Direct Support Connect is a state-sponsored job board for people looking to hire direct support workers, along with Minnesota’s home care workers and personal care assistants seeking […]

Visiting Nurse Service of NY Creates Market Niche with Transgender Care

As the home health industry has grown and become more competitive, it’s become increasingly important for providers to seek any means of differentiation. For the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), that’s meant spearheading a rapidly growing program specifically designed for gender affirmation surgery patients. Gender affirmation surgeries are procedures that transform individuals’ bodies […]

M&A and Finance News: Humana Completes Curo Purchase

Humana, PE Firms Finalize Curo Purchase Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe have competed their previously announced $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services. Louisville-based based Humana and the two PE firms plan on combining Mooresville, North Carolina-based Curo with the hospice business of Kindred […]

New Association Hopes to Fill EVV Communication ‘Void’

There’s a new national association on the block that’s dedicated entirely to electronic visit verification (EVV) and bridging the communication gap between states, managed care organization and in-home care providers. Officially launched at the end of June, the National EVV Association (NEVVA) will serve as an industry voice and resource for news, regulatory information, expertise […]

What Mount Sinai’s Hospital-At-Home Program Means for the Home Health Industry

Recent findings highlighting the success of hospital-at-home programs point to “tremendous opportunity” for in-home care providers, health care experts say. But that opportunity largely depends on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its continued development of innovative payment models, they argue. Broadly speaking, hospital-at-home programs try to identify acute patients with certain […]