No Empty Promises: How Home-Based Care Providers Actually Plan To Use AI

Artificial intelligence is likely to be a society- and business-altering technological development. But, just like the advent of the internet before it, AI’s emergence will undoubtedly lead to as many empty promises from business leaders as it does actual use cases. That’ll particularly be the case in the early innings of AI, which I believe […]

Amedisys’ Non-Medicare Revenue Continues To Increase In Home Health Segment

While UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) acquisition of it is pending, business still goes on at Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). As business does go on, more of it continues to come through payer sources other than traditional Medicare, its earnings release Wednesday showed. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amedisys is one of the largest providers of […]

What Home Health Executive Salaries Looked Like In 2023

Home-based care workers hear a lot about direct care worker wages, often from executives. They hear less about the wages the executives are receiving themselves, however. Thanks to the Multi-Facility Corporate Compensation report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), however, it’s possible to get a peek behind the curtain. Broadly, the report showed […]

The Path For Occupational Therapy To Lose Its ‘Second-Tier’ Status In Home Health Care

If a senior or homebound patient is eligible for home health care, there are a number of caregiving professionals who can open a case and begin an assessment. Those include nurses, physical therapists and others. One profession that is not on that list is an occupational therapist. However, a new proposed bill could change that. […]

Compassus Scores Joint Venture With Bon Secours Mercy Health

Compassus has announced a home health and hospice joint venture with Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH), a Ohio-based health system. Through the new JV, Compassus will manage operations for 10 home health agencies and 11 hospice operations across five states. The news of the joint venture comes on the heels of Compassus’ partnership expansion with […]

The Bottom Line: Top Billing, Financial Mistakes Responsible For Home Health Agency Struggles

Home health providers often make mistakes that leave money on the table at best, and at worst, lead to financial ruin.  However, providers that learn to avoid these stumbling blocks will be better positioned to achieve longevity and financial stability. In general, the home health consulting firm SimiTree has noticed an increase in the amount […]

Projecting The Most Impactful Home-Based Care M&A In Near-Term Future

Over the next 12-18 months, the mergers and acquisitions that do or do not take place in home-based care will tell a story worth listening to about the future of the space. The context has become monotonous to tell at this point: high interest rates are affecting dealmaking across the country; Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration […]

Visiting Nurse Health System CEO: ‘Tech Means Nothing’ If Consumers, Caregivers Don’t Understand It

AI and other future-facing technologies will hopefully help move home health care forward in the coming years. But that’s not a reason for providers to rest on their laurels. Visiting Nurse Health System CEO Dorothy Davis, for instance, believes there’s a lot else that has to evolve outside of technology. “We hear so much about […]