Jet Health Purchases Carrington Hospice Care; VNAs Reach Merger Agreement

Jet Health acquires Carrington Hospice Care Home health provider Jet Health Inc. announced it has acquired Carrington Hospice Care Inc. Irvine, California-based Jet Health provides physical, speech and occupational therapy services, plus skilled nursing, hospice and personal care. Medical social services are also part of Jet Health’s business mix. The company operates in Texas, New […]

‘It’s Different for Everybody’: Inside Recover Health’s PDGM Strategy

Since the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), home health providers have taken a number of measures to ensure success amid the payment shakeup. Two of PDGM’s biggest changes are the model’s new 30-day billing periods and how it handles therapy reimbursement. One provider — Recover Health — has chosen to extend plans of […]

Home Care No Longer a Job Seeker’s Market, New Data Suggests

Job seekers have long had the upper hand when it comes to hiring in the home health and home care markets. But that’s quickly changing, new data suggests. For years, both home health and home care agencies have struggled to hire enough workers to meet demand for their services, which continues to skyrocket as America’s […]

Home Health Providers Ready to Step Up If Regulators Reduce SNF Capacity

For LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG), the potential to capture patients otherwise headed toward skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) remains a vast area of opportunity. Leaders from the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company again drove home that point during a presentation at the 2020 Baird Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. The home health giant has been extremely bullish […]

Home Health Agencies Still Waiting for Details After Feds Float Plans to Distribute Point-of-Care COVID-19 Tests

Although the concrete details are unknown, the federal government appears to be taking steps toward distributing point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic tests to home health agencies, which have largely been prioritized behind skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other congregate aging services providers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Aug. 27 that it […]

HCAOA’s Vicki Hoak: Home Care Must Take Advantage of Its Moment in the Spotlight

Home-based care agencies and their workers are getting some rare time in the national spotlight during this year’s political cycle. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and VP pick Kamala Harris, for example, have gone out of their way to recognize the work that home-based care workers do on a regular basis. They’ve particularly heralded their […]

‘Bigger, Better and Stronger Than Ever’: Encompass Health’s April Anthony Sounds Off on Home Health Care’s Future

Nearly half a year has gone by since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency. During that time, home health organizations have faced volatile census swings, rising equipment costs, unpredictable staffing situations and a bevy of other challenges. While not all operators have weathered the storm, most have. Now, as the home health landscape […]

Medically Home’s Rakowski: The Hospital-at-Home Model Is the ‘Poster Child’ for Value-Based Care

The COVID-19 emergency has made the hospital-at-home model more relevant than ever. Despite incredibly promising results from multiple programs, the hospital-at-home model had previously been slow to gain traction in the U.S. But now, the model’s ability to forgo the hospital setting makes it the perfect care model for this particular moment in time, many […]

‘Home Care Is Coming to a Crisis’: Medicaid Cuts to Push Addus Out of Nevada

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has decided to close up shop in Nevada due to recent cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates in the state. Frisco, Texas-based Addus provides a mix of personal care, hospice and home health care services. Prior to shutting down operations in Nevada, the company provided those services to about 43,000 individuals […]