How LHC Group Became a ‘Custom Builder’ of In-Home Health Care Partnerships

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has become known for its aggressive joint venture strategy over the years. But like any relationship, healthy JVs require ingenuity, commitment and compromise — otherwise, they risk going bad. For the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, a key secret to success has also been its “all health care is local,” community-first […]

New CMS Data Highlights ‘Massive’ Expansion of Home Care-Related Medicare Advantage Benefits

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a treasure trove of new Medicare Advantage (MA) statistics late Thursday. While the new numbers flag a general rise in MA enrollment and drop in premiums, they also reveal a massive expansion of the supplemental benefit programs that have gotten home care operators so excited over […]

‘Technology Is Here to Stay’: Why Today’s Investments Will Pay Off Tomorrow

Between the Patient-Driven Groupings Model and the COVID-19 virus, home health providers are arguably facing the most volatile environment in their industry’s history. At the same time, millions of people are now looking for safer and simpler ways to receive care, which only boosts demand for in-home care services. Looking back, rapidly evolving technology, legislation […]

CMS Announces $165M to Support Home Care, Reduce ‘America’s Over-Reliance’ on Nursing Homes

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a new step on Wednesday to support care transitions from long-term care facilities into home- and community-based settings. On Wednesday, CMS announced the availability of up to $165 million in supplemental funding to states currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. MFP programs […]

‘We’re Swimming in Opportunities’: Primetime Partners Ready to Make Its Mark on Aging in America

Year after year, startups in the health and wellness space capture more venture capital dollars than almost any other business sector, apart from maybe cybersecurity or financial technology. Despite VC’s heavy focus on health, early-stage companies that specifically operate in the aging services and senior care arenas often go overlooked. Launched in July by one […]

How Three of the Fastest-Growing Home Care Companies Stand Out Among Their Peers

This year’s edition of Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing, privately held U.S. companies featured several in-home care providers, many of which have continued growing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those businesses are 24 Hour Home Care, Senior Solutions Home Care and Assisted Living Services — organizations that all share similar themes in their ascents. Their founding […]

Griswold Home Care CEO: Operators Must Have an ‘Amazon Prime’ Mentality to Caregiver Recruitment

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold Home Care is finding its stride after a key leadership addition to start the year. The large home care franchiser named Michael Slupecki CEO in February — and it’s been a journey ever since. Slupecki, who previously served as CFO of the national specialty pharmacy BioMatrix before joining Griswold, had only […]

Backed by Google’s Investment Arm, Home-Based Care Startup Ready Lands $54 Million

Ready, an on-demand health care startup that delivers home- and community-based services, has raised $54 million in Series C funding. Among the investors in its latest funding round: GV, the venture capital arm of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), the parent company of Google. The recent boost in funding has brought Ready’s valuation to over $350 […]

‘The Key Is Value’: American Advantage Home Care Grows Census by Over 400%

When Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr., acquired American Advantage Home Care Inc. in June 2019, he understandably envisioned the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) being his business’s No. 1 challenge in the year ahead. But then the COVID-19 virus came along, forcing Moorer to totally rethink his home health agency’s priorities and future plans. So far, that […]