Buyer Beware: Factors Home-Based Care Providers Should Consider Before Acquiring PPP Recipients

Pre-coronavirus, the home health and home care industries were already poised for historic consolidation, thanks to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), rising minimum wages and other operational pressures. Industry leaders predict that the COVID-19 emergency will only drive M&A further going forward. However, home-based care businesses interested in picking up new agencies should heed caution, […]

COVID-19, PDGM Hit Home Health Therapy Staff with ‘Double Whammy’

More than six months have passed since the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) took effect. Despite the ample runway, many home health providers are seemingly still adjusting their therapy strategies, prolonging the initial layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs that took place at the beginning of the year. The coronavirus is largely to blame for the continued […]

CareCentrix Adds Aetna Medicaid Vet, Expands Service Offerings to Health Plans

CareCentrix — a care management company that focuses on home-based care — has brought on a long-time managed care veteran to expand its service offerings to Managed Medicaid health plans. Hartford, Connecticut-based CareCentrix provides post-acute care and discharge management services, plus durable medical equipment (DME) and home-based care services. Moving forward, Scott Markovich will serve […]

Addus Makes First Post-Coronavirus Acquisition, Lands A Plus Health Care in Montana

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced Wednesday it has purchased Kalispell, Montana-based home care provider A Plus Health Care Inc. Addus completed the deal on July 1, with funding provided by cash on hand. No other financial terms of the transaction were disclosed. With seven office locations across Montana, A Plus Health Care’s service lines […]

In-Home Care Providers May Face More Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits Moving Forward

In-home care providers may have another legal concern to watch out for during the remainder of 2020 and beyond. At a time when states are seeing widespread protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color, workplace discrimination is increasingly being thrust into the spotlight. With conversations surrounding deep-rooted racial injustice growing […]

By the Numbers: Breaking Down Home Health LUPA Patterns

In the first three months of the year when home health agencies were adjusting to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the national low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) rate hit 9.5%. LUPA rates reached their height in March, when the coronavirus took the U.S. by storm. Those were just a couple key takeaways from a BlackTree Healthcare […]