Researchers Call for Emergency Plans for Home Care Nutrition Patients

Given the unpredictability of natural disasters and weather-reated emergencies, researchers are stressing the need to implement emergency preparedness plans for home care patients receiving nutrition services. In a paper published by The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, researchers from Coram Specialty Infusion Services emphasize that individuals with chronic health conditions and other special needs […]

Americans Struggle With Maintaining Housing

More than half of Americans report that they are struggling to maintain housing, making at least one sacrifice during the past three years to pay their rent or mortgage, according to a survey conducted by Hart Research Associates. The second annual How Housing Matters Survey explains that these sacrifices include taking on an additional job or more […]

Addus HomeCare Acquires Aid & Assist at Home

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) announced Tuesday it has acquired Tennessee-based Cura Partners, LLC (D/B/A Aid & Assist at Home, LLC), a deal that is expected to add $12 million to $13 million to Addus’ revenue this year.  Addus HomeCare provides comprehensive health care services including skilled nursing, personal care aides and rehabilitation, and provides services […]

Apple Plugs in to Health, Home With New Technology

Apple plans to take on users’ health and homes with new technology it revealed Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. The tech giant announced its launch of HealthKit, an iPhone service that collects and stores a user’s fitness and health information. Users access HealthKit through an app called Health, which is available […]

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Help Us Improve Home Health Care News! Home Health Care News (HHCN) is getting ready to make some big changes and we need your help. After a successful “soft” launch, our team is ready to give you even more of the news and information you need to be successful in the home health industry. Over […]

Home Care Agency Rolls Out New Model to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

A Florida home health care agency has developed a new business model aimed at reducing hospital readmissions and cutting down on costs to Medicare, according to a Bradenton Herald report.  Infinity Homecare, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is focused on educating older patients about what they can do for themselves, or empowering them through coaching […]

DOJ Announces $4.3 Billion Record Year for Health Care Fraud Busts

Last year was a record year for cracking down on health care fraud, with $4.3 billion in recovery from fraud busts nationwide. The Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services announced last week the record performance for the year, as well as a total for $19.2 billion over the last five.  […]

Dallas Morning News Delves into Area Home Health Fraud

Dallas has recently become the focus of state and federal attention to Medicare health care fraud as one of the cities among all in the U.S. where home health fraud is most rampant.  The Dallas Morning News delves into the issue in an article this week, looking into the population among which fraud has been […]

Missouri Home Health Provider Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges

A Missouri home health care owner/operator was indicted this week on fraud charges alleging she made fraudulent charges involving payment of a bank loan.  According to the Justice Department, Tina Kuehl of St. Louis was charged after obtaining a $305,000 property loan from Community Bank of Owensville, that resulted in foreclosure after several payments were […]

Home Health Aides to Add 50% More Jobs By 2022

The number of home health care jobs in the U.S. is expected to spike in the coming decade, as one of the 30 occupations that are expected to account for almost half of all new jobs created.  Of those occupations, five are in health care, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor […]