Bayada, VNA Health Group Joining Forces to Expand Health System Partnerships

Bayada Home Health Care and Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) have agreed to join forces, the mission-driven nonprofits announced Monday. Strategic partnerships with hospitals and health systems are among the drivers of the move, leaders from the two organizations told Home Health Care News. Under an agreement that’s expected to be finalized by November, […]

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Using Education to Combat the Workforce Shortage

Johns Hopkins has earned a reputation as a world-renowned health system, but it’s also on the cutting-edge of home-based care and medicine with its multi-service home care provider, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. And one of the provider’s current top objectives: addressing the industry-wide workforce shortage through a number of recently launched programs. Johns Hopkins […]

Home Care Agencies See New Opportunities Amid VA Changes

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — or the Tesla of home care, according to some — recently made changes to its health care plan to put veterans at the center of their own care and reduce network fragmentation.  The VA Mission Act makes it easier for veterans to visit non-VA medical facilities and creates […]

Lack of Scalable Home Care Assets Means Buyers May Have to Get Creative

These days, landing a large personal care services acquisition can often feel like finding a needle in a haystack. As a result, potential buyers may have to become increasingly more creative to grow their home care footprint, M&A experts say. The recent agreement between Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and ClearCare Inc. — which allows Baton […]

State Cuts Suggest SNF-to-Home Diversion Is Still Going Strong

At least in one state, the diversion of patients from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to home-based care appears still be going strong. In Connecticut, state officials have targeted nine under-performing nursing homes for millions of dollars in Medicaid funding cuts, partly citing large numbers of empty beds as the reason why, the Hartford Courant reported […]

Care To Stay Home, Senior Helpers, Assistance Home Care Among 2019’s ‘Best Workplaces’ in Aging Services

Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services list was released on Thursday, highlighting several home-based care companies that stand out in terms of company culture. Senior Helpers, 24 Hour Home Care and Compass Care are among the many non-medical home care companies to make 2019’s top workplaces list, compiled by analytics firm Great Place to Work. […]

Lenders See Positives in Proposed RAP Phase Out

Industry experts predict that a potential phase out of home health Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) will likely put several small to mid-size providers out of business. But not everybody is lamenting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal. Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and other large home health providers, for example, have spun […]

Ensign Group Names Company Vet as CFO of Home Health Spinoff Pennant

The Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) announced Monday that it has named Jennifer L. Freeman to serve as chief financial officer of The Pennant Group Inc., the planned spinoff company launched from Ensign’s home health, hospice and senior living businesses. Freeman is an Ensign veteran, having joined the company earlier this year as CFO of […]