Trump Administration Looking to Cut Dialysis Costs with Home Focus

Hoping to curtail health care spending, the Trump administration is exploring ways to shift treatment for kidney disease into the home and away from dialysis clinics, a far costlier setting. Overall, the U.S. government spends roughly $114 million to treat chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, according to a Monday report by Reuters. To […]

Signature Healthcare at Home Acquires Home Health Division, Nova Leap Eyeing Home Care Deal

Signature Healthcare at Home acquires Samaritan Health Services Home Health As more hospitals and health systems continue to outsource their home-based care offerings, Signature Healthcare at Home has acquired Samaritan Health Services’ home health division. Wilsonville, Oregon-based Signature Healthcare at Home provides home health, hospice, personal home care, palliative care and rehabilitation therapy to patients […]

Home Health, Hospice Executives to See 2.73% Salary Bump in 2019

Salaries for home health and hospice corporate executives will see a planned increase of 2.73% in 2019, a new industry compensation report has found. Execs from agencies with under $30 million in annual revenues are set for the biggest salary bump. Findings come from the recently released 2018-2019 Multi-Facility Corporate Compensation Report, produced by the […]

LHC Group Bullish on Home Health JV Growth After Strong 2018

Despite falling short of analysts’ Q4 revenue estimates, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) finished the quarter and 2018 strong, thanks in part to revenue and admission growth in its home health and hospice lines. Acquisitions and joint ventures, which set overall valuation records in 2018 for LHC Group, played a large role in the company’s […]

Amedisys Caps Off Aquisition-Filled Year, Increases Home Health Volume 6%

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2018, a fitting end to what was an overwhelmingly positive year for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health company. More than four years removed from when its turnaround efforts began, the once-struggling Amedisys is now focused on growing its hospice and personal […]

FirstLight Adds Executives to Fuel Growth, Amedisys Board Member Retires

FirstLight expands leadership team amid rapid growth To accommodate recent growth, FirstLight Home Care has created and filled seven new positions, expanding its focus in areas such as technology, talent acquisition and franchise development.   While the hires are new, growth within the nine-year-old Cincinnati-based home care company is not. In 2017 alone, the franchisor […]

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bullish on Hospital at Home, Social Determinants of Health

Health care is migrating into the home — and the hospital of the future will have no address. That’s according to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who highlighted the steady march of health care into residential settings and away from traditional institutions last week during a Health Care Council of Chicago investment event. […]

Oncologists Advocate for Home-Based Cancer Care

To reduce costs to payers and improve outcomes for patients, more types of health care continue to move into the home. To further benefit patients, hospitals and payers, cancer treatment should be next, a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology argues. While not common in the United States, home-based cancer treatment programs have […]