Bruce Broussard, Who Helped Turn Humana Into Home-Based Care Powerhouse, To Step Down As CEO

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – one of the largest insurers and home health providers in the country – announced a leadership transition Wednesday. Longtime CEO Bruce Broussard will step down, with Jim Rechtin stepping into his position in 2024. This was a “long-planned” CEO transition, according to Humana. Rechtin will join Humana on Jan. 8, […]

Home-Based Primary Care Can Lead To Modest Improvements In Avoidable Hospitalizations

The utilization of home-based primary care (HBPC) for high-need, high-cost patients could lead to lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations after two years of care. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. However, the study did not find any conclusive evidence that showed HBPC reduces avoidable hospitalizations in […]

How Home-Based Medical Care Is Utilized In Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage

There are significant differences in home-based medical care utilization between Medicare Advantage (MA) and traditional Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, having exactly one home-based medical care visit was 31 times as likely for MA beneficiaries, at 18.6%, compared to traditional Medicare beneficiaries at 0.6%. That’s likely, in part, due to incentives in the MA program to code […]

How Amedisys, Walgreens And Intermountain Health Are Building 360-Degree Home-Based Care Models

Home health providers, health systems and large health care-focused retailers are moving away from being one-dimensional companies. With home-based care as the starting point, many of these organizations are embracing 360-degree home-based care delivery models. One company that exemplifies this is the home-based care provider Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company delivers […]

Humana’s CenterWell Launches At-Home Primary Care Program

CenterWell Senior Primary Care – a part of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – is expanding into the home. It announced Wednesday that, in select Georgia and Louisiana locations, patients would be able to receive at-home primary care services under its “CenterWell Primary Care Anywhere” program. CenterWell is Humana’s senior care services arm. It includes pharmacy, […]

How 3 Home-Based Care Companies Jump-Started Their Growth

Last year, home-based care companies far and wide experienced impressive growth. Among those were organizations that recently grabbed spots on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. Home Health Care News sat down with a few of those providers to find out how they continue to grow at such a rapid rate. Serving seniors […]

How 3 Home-Based Care Organizations Are Addressing Access-To-Care Issues In The Home

In some ways, addressing access-to-care issues is the ethos behind all at-home care. Moving care into the home, after all, eliminates numerous barriers that keep individuals from receiving care. Even though closing care gaps is in home-based care providers’ DNA, some are taking that a step further and focusing on a set of very specific […]

WellBe Senior Medical’s Expansion ‘Testament To Market Demand’ For Home-Based Primary Care

WellBe Senior Medical has expanded its services to, now, reach more than 75,000 patients. The Chicago-based WellBe offers home-based medical care services, including integrated mobile urgent care, in six states: Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The organization partners directly with health plans, health systems, and provider groups to work with their patients […]