National Home Health Spending Reaches All-Time High of $113.5 Billion

National home health spending soared to a whopping $113.5 billion in 2019, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs.  While that figure marked another all-time high for home health care, the U.S. government still spent far more […]

Home Health Executive Forecast for 2021: Reserving a Seat at the Big Kids’ Table

Going into 2020, many home health executives predicted that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would kick off a wave of consolidation and agency closures. Others believed the phase out of Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) would have a similar effect. For the most part, that didn’t happen. The COVID-19 pandemic — and all the policy […]

Brookdale Senior Living Reportedly Exploring Sale of Home Health and Hospice Businesses

After falling short on Q3 projections and seeing revenue dip year over year, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is reportedly considering divesting its home health and hospice segments. COVID-19’s impact on the company has created financial pressures that it hopes to mitigate, PEHub Reported Monday. Those pressures could feasibly be made up, in part, through […]

Mission Healthcare Hires Two New Executives; Lifesprk Names New President

Mission Healthcare adds to executive team Mission Healthcare has made new additions to its executive leadership team. The company named JoAnn Mack its chief operating officer and Damien Weston its chief growth officer. Mission Healthcare — which has more than 600 employees — is a San Diego-based home health and hospice services provider with 10 […]

The Care Team Expands Footprint with InTeliCare Purchase; CareFinders Buys Union Home Care

The Care Team acquires InTeliCare Private equity-backed The Care Team has acquired InTeliCare Home Health & Hospice. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Farmington Hills, Michigan-based The Care Team is a home-based care provider that delivers a variety of services including nursing, therapy and hospice services across central and eastern Michigan. The […]

[Updated] As Feds Begin Distribution Process, Home Health Industry Still Evaluating Vaccine Mandates

A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers voted on Thursday to recommend that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine be authorized for emergency use during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, it was believed the FDA — which typically follows the guidance of its advisers — would move forward with authorization on Saturday. That timeline was pushed […]

Senior Helpers, Reliant at Home, Others Crack 2020’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services List

On Thursday, Fortune unveiled its annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services list. The list features several home-based care providers that made a mark when it comes to company culture. Last year, Senior Helpers and 24 Hour Home Care cracked the list’s top five. These companies make a return appearance on 2020’s top workplaces list, compiled […]