Leading During Disruption: How Synergy HomeCare’s New CEO Took Control Amid COVID-19 Chaos

Securing stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE), doubling down on company-wide training efforts and implementing educational initiatives are just some of the responsibilities that home care leadership teams have taken on during the COVID-19 crisis. While most home care agencies were navigating the public health emergency over the past few months, Synergy HomeCare’s CEO had […]

‘A Decrease in Need’: Home Care Agencies Face Less Profitable Transportation Lines Amid COVID-19

Over the past several years, many home care agencies have invested heavily in transportation business lines to help their clients stay connected and active within their communities. The industry’s turn to transportation has been so popular, that ride services are often seen as core offerings for many agencies. But while transportation services remain important, the […]

COVID-19, PDGM Hit Home Health Therapy Staff with ‘Double Whammy’

More than six months have passed since the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) took effect. Despite the ample runway, many home health providers are seemingly still adjusting their therapy strategies, prolonging the initial layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs that took place at the beginning of the year. The coronavirus is largely to blame for the continued […]

Tale of Two Home Health Providers: ‘Value-Based Care Gap’ Growing Wider

Earlier in June, the Trump administration and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) touted a “renewed national commitment to value-based care.” But for that renewed commitment to take off in the home health care space, government officials need to act fast, industry insiders caution. There’s a widening value-based care gap between larger […]

Computer Manufacturer Lenovo Announces New In-Home Care Solutions for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Computer manufacturing company Lenovo is rolling out a new home-based virtual care solution designed to build compliance among patients with chronic conditions, many of whom are seniors. It’s doing so in partnership with Vianova Health, which created the virtual health assistant used in the new technology. While telehealth technology has become essential amid COVID-19, Lenovo […]

In-Home Care Providers May Face More Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits Moving Forward

In-home care providers may have another legal concern to watch out for during the remainder of 2020 and beyond. At a time when states are seeing widespread protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color, workplace discrimination is increasingly being thrust into the spotlight. With conversations surrounding deep-rooted racial injustice growing […]

As Hospitals Lose $50B Per Month, Home Health Providers Consider New Acquisition Opportunities

Across the U.S., hospital systems are bleeding money. The coronavirus is largely to blame, with most of the country suspending elective procedures and non-essential hospital services for the majority of spring. The American Hospital Association (AHA), for example, estimates that COVID-19’s financial impact to hospitals and health systems over the four-month period from March 1 […]