[Updated] ‘We Own the Full Health Care Continuum’: Advocate Aurora Enterprises Acquires Senior Helpers

One of the largest home care organizations in the country has been acquired by one of the nation’s biggest health systems. Advocate Aurora Enterprises — the recently established subsidiary of Midwest-based Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 12 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. — announced Thursday it has acquired Senior Helpers. The […]

‘A Monumental Advance’: Newly Unveiled American Jobs Plan Would Invest $400B into Home-Based Care

President Joe Biden is trying to make good on one of his main campaign promises. The Biden administration on Wednesday unveiled a new $2 trillion infrastructure proposal to create jobs, build roads, fix bridges and more. On top of that, the proposal — officially dubbed the American Jobs Plan — would substantially increase funding for […]

‘A Key Piece of the Puzzle’: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare Sequestration

There’s a lot of confusion within the home health industry regarding Medicare sequestration right now. That’s understandable, considering there have been multiple inaccurate reports about where a continued delay actually stands. To recap, Medicare sequestration is a federal savings mechanism required by the Budget Control Act, which was signed into law in August 2011 with […]

Hospital-at-Home Holdouts: Why In-Home Acute Care Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

After making gradual inroads over the past few years, the hospital-at-home model has seemingly had its breakthrough moment. That came in November, when the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced its “Acute Hospital Care At Home” wavier program. The creation of CMS’s wavier — a COVID-19 relief measure — has created a […]

Anthem to Buy Home-Based Care Management Company myNEXUS

Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is bolstering its home-based care capabilities. The Indianapolis-based health insurer announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy myNEXUS Inc., a technology-enabled company that manages home-based care for payers. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “Providing timely care for members in their homes allows for both […]

VillageMD CEO: Life-Changing Primary Care Needs a Home-Centric Approach

VillageMD has effectively taken a home-based approach to primary care since its inception. That, plus its risk-based model, has made its services especially relevant over the last year. Founded in 2013, the Chicago-based VillageMD, through its subsidiary Village Medical, provides value-based primary care services. It has grown from a primary care practice of 13 physicians […]

‘We’re Rebuilding the Whole Delivery System’: Why Amazon Is Betting Big on Home-Based Care

Earlier this month, tech giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) unveiled major plans to expand its budding home-based care offering, “Amazon Care,” across the U.S. Since then, home-based care stakeholders have been trying to make sense of the news and figure out what it means for them — and the in-home care patients they serve. Their early […]