Transactions: Pennant Announces 2 New Home Health, Hospice Acquisitions; Family Resource Home Care Expands Footprint

The Pennant Group secures 2 more acquisitions The Pennant Group has completed two acquisitions thus far in May. Announced first was its acquisition of the Davis County, Utah-based South Davis Home Health and South Davis Hospice. “This acquisition provides us with an opportunity to further expand in the state of Utah, and will complement our […]

‘Perpetuity Of Uncertainty’: Home Health Providers Await Another Poor Payment Proposal While Left In Limbo On Massive Clawbacks

The Medicaid Access Rule has been finalized, with six years until the implementation of the 80-20 provision. There’s no time to rest for home-based care providers and advocates on the regulation front, however. Summer is near, and that means so is the home health proposed payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

How Personal Care In Acute Care Settings Could Become Popularized, Benefiting Patients And Providers

In March, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a request from one state to allow more personal care service delivery within acute care facilities. Though not yet widespread, the amendment could open doors for providers and patients needing personal care in alternative settings in the future.  One change to a Medicaid […]

Walmart Abandons Health Care Plans, As Retailers Struggle With Their Home-Based Care Strategies

Health care is hard – an idea reinforced this week when Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced the abandonment of its previously grand health care ambitions. There may be a day when the country’s largest retailers, including Walmart, become major players in home-based care delivery, but today is not that day. And other recent developments suggest tomorrow […]