Nautic Partners Scoops Up Home Health Provider Angels of Care

The private equity company Nautic Partners has completed one of the first PE-driven deals of 2024. Announced Tuesday, the firm is acquiring the McKinney, Texas-based Angels of Care from Varsity Healthcare Partners. “I am extremely grateful to the entire VHP team for their extensive capital, operational and strategic support, which was instrumental in enhancing the […]

‘Not About A Shiny New Toy’: How Home Health Providers Are Succeeding With More Complex Patients

As home health patients become sicker and more complex, providers have been forced to find ways to keep their care models financially viable. In order to combat some of those “acuity creep” challenges, industry leaders are leaning on technology, data-driven decision making and more value-based care. “We continue to navigate through a very regulated industry,” […]

Amedisys Bets On Rapid Testing To Boost Outcomes, Free Staff Time

As a way to improve the quality of infection testing and to achieve better patient outcomes, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is now offering advanced molecular testing across its care centers nationwide. To do this, the company has partnered with Patient Choice Laboratories to better identify respiratory issues, wound infections and other ailments for its at-home […]

Vistria-Backed Value-Based Care ‘Enabler’ tango Helping Providers Get Paid For Total Cost Of Care

tango is on the front lines when it comes to re-defining the dynamic between home health providers and conveners. So much so that the company has dropped the convener descriptor and instead considers itself an enabler. “We’re really after ensuring that providers and payers, or risk-bearing entities, are aligned, and driven to the same objectives,” […]

CVS Health Puts Signify’s In-Home Capabilities On Display

Signify Health continues to showcase the effectiveness of CVS Health’s (NYSE: CVS) in-home capabilities. Signify — CVS Health’s acquired value-based care platform — conducted 649,000 in-home evaluations for multi-payer Medicare Advantage partners in the fourth quarter of 2023, marking a 20% increase from the previous year. “Among our Aetna customers, we are broadening our addressable […]

CenterWell Home Health, BrightStar Care Hope To ‘Inspire’ New Home Health Nurses Through Pipelines

In recent years, home-based care providers have seen the value in being more hands on when it comes to building home health nursing pipelines. In order to pull this off, several providers have partnered with universities to create programs that will, ideally, lead to wider talent pools. CenterWell Home Health — Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) home […]

Home Health Industry’s Technology Partners Continue Racing Toward AI

Artificial intelligence is likely to be a hot topic in home-based care over the next few years. With that in mind, most companies in the space are already adjusting. Post-acute technology company WellSky, for instance, has partnered with Google Cloud to leverage its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Vertex AI. The partnership also includes Google Cloud’s […]

‘A Monumental Shift’: Home Health Providers Believe Review Choice Demonstration Is Here To Stay

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been tight-lipped about its Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) plans beyond May 2024. However, industry leaders believe RCD will be extended across the country on a more permanent basis — a development that agency leaders should recognize as a momentum shifting change. “We’re seeing a monumental shift […]

Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes

Home-based care providers have faced many headwinds over the past few years. They’ll continue to do so in 2024. But uncertainty has also plagued providers, and there may be less of that this year. Providers know the threat of fee-for-service Medicare cuts. They know Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration is an unstoppable force. They know staffing […]

AccentCare Appoints New Chief Medical Officer; Modivcare Names 2 C-Suite Leaders

AccentCare’s new CMO AccentCare has promoted Dr. Balu Natarajan to the roles of executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO), effective immediately. “In his almost two decades with our company, Dr. Natarajan has been an invaluable asset to our team, demonstrating exceptional leadership and medical expertise,” AccentCare CEO Laura Tortorella said in a statement. […]