Mobile Tech Drives Home Care Success in New Landscape, Addus CEO says

Mobile technology that enables more preventive in-home care will be among the most important factors driving the success of home health companies competing for managed care business, Addus HomeCare CEO Mark Heaney recently told analysts while announcing positive fourth quarter earnings. One of the nation’s largest home care companies, with a 21-state geographic footprint, Chicago-based […]

In the Biz: Home Health Joint Venture to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships: Strategic Partnership Creates Documentation, Quality Solution For Agencies Jacksonville, Florida-based Forcura and Floral Park, New York-based Quality In Real Time (QIRT) have announced a new strategic […]

Home Health Focus Starts Paying Off for Kindred

Kindred Healthcare last week announced strong earnings from its home health operations, and leaders at the large post-acute provider championed home health as a vitally important part of the evolving U.S. health care system. The Kindred at Home division posted 31% revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with the same period a […]

Feds Track Down Accused Fraudsters in $2.4 Million Home Health Scheme

Three individuals have been arrested for more than $2.4 million in Medicare and Medicaid fraud involving home health-related kickbacks and bribes, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. One of the accused was detained in Colombia, the federal authorities announced. The defendants — Daniel Ronchetta, M.D., chiropractic physician assistant […]

State News Round-Up: Fraud Busters Seek New Tech

Minnesota: Aggressive Push for Tech to Monitor Care In an effort to utilize technology to combat home care fraud, authorities are investigating how monitoring systems could confirm that care is being properly delivered.  The Department of Human Services recently issued a request for information about products and services that can be used in a home […]

CMS Reveals Details of Home Health Standardized Assessments

In efforts to foster greater care coordination between various health care providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed Wednesday new details on how it will measure the quality performance of home health care agencies through the collection of standardized data assessments. During an Open Door Forum Wednesday afternoon, CMS outlined certain standardized […]

Thieves Posing as Home Care Workers Put Providers on Guard

Two women are posing as home care workers with Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, targeting elderly residents as part of a scam to steal valuables from their homes. And this isn’t the first time Sentara — which provides a range of services, including home care, throughout Virginia and North Carolina — has issued a warning against these scams. […]