BrightSpring Cared for 67 COVID-19 Patients in 100 Days. Here’s What It Learned.

During the early days of the coronavirus in the U.S., home health agencies and personal care services providers were largely exploring uncharted territory, learning and adapting on the fly. As time goes on, however, home-based care operators are increasingly gaining access to new tools, deeper insights and proven best practices — all of which are […]

LHC Group’s Innovation Head: COVID-19 Will Define How People See SNFs, Long-Term Care Facilities for a Generation

During the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) executives were working seven days a week at the company’s Lafayette, Louisiana-based headquarters, practicing social distancing and running a workforce that was largely operating from home. Similar to other home health providers, LHC Group faced declining visits and general uncertainty during the first […]

HHCN Survey: 92% of Home Health Agencies Have Lost Revenue Due to Coronavirus

It has been 80 days since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the COVID-19 virus. Since then, almost every home health care agency has been adversely affected, with the vast majority of businesses experiencing sharp decreases in Medicare reimbursement, admissions and overall revenue, a new Home Health Care News survey reveals. While […]

What Increased Bankruptcy Filings Across Health Care Could Mean for Home Health Providers

Industry experts have predicted a rise in home health bankruptcies amid the COVID-19 virus. But home health providers likely won’t be the only ones affected by tighter cash flows and unexpected expenses. Ultimately, there’s likely to be increased bankruptcy filings across health care, particularly in industries such as skilled nursing and senior living. That, in […]

New York Home Health Agencies Facing $200 Million in 2020 Losses Due to COVID-19

From a financial perspective, home health agencies nationwide are struggling to provide care amid the coronavirus. Providers are juggling lower patient volumes and a lack of telehealth reimbursement while also navigating astronomical personal protective equipment (PPE) prices and increased low utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) rates. In New York, those factors and others are expected to […]