‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar believes that COVID-19 has led to a health care revolution, one that will include a larger focus on care in the home. Specifically, Azar thinks the increase in telehealth usage and a stronger focus on social determinants of health will be major influences in […]

After Saving $6,200 Per Patient, DispatchHealth Looks to Scale Hospital-at-Home Model

Last November, in-home care provider DispatchHealth partnered with a payer and launched Advanced Care, its own hospital-at-home model. The initial results of that model are in, after the provider “hospitalized” 27 patients within their own homes. Of the patients treated at home by DispatchHealth’s team, none were readmitted to the hospital within a 30-day period, […]

WellSky to Acquire CarePort from Allscripts in $1.35B Deal

WellSky announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire CarePort Health from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), a health care information technology provider. The deal is for $1.35 billion, according to Allscripts. WellSky is an international software and professional services company with clients that include home health providers, hospital systems, blood banks, labs, […]

Humana’s Blueprints for Building Its ‘Home-Centric Ecosystem of Care Delivery Assets’

In 2019, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) decided to reorganize its operations and create a dedicated business segment focused on the home. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health care organization has spent the past several months refining that home segment by fully mapping out its strategy and scope of services, according to its leader and president, Susan Diamond, […]

Humana Reports an Estimated $4 Billion In Savings From Value-Based Care Models in 2019

Over the years, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has dedicated itself to value-based care models as a way to drive better outcomes for its members. Released Wednesday, its most recent annual “Value-based Care Report” again reflected more positive outcomes for the 2.41 million Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries receiving care from primary care physicians in value-based payment […]

‘Talent Acquisition Is Critical’: Inside PopHealthCare’s Home-Based Primary Care Model

After steadily gaining steam over the last decade, in-home primary care models have reached a critical turning point in 2020. A handful of in-home primary care businesses have received multimillion-dollar investments to expand across the U.S., for example. At the same time, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is testing out new […]

BrightSpring CEO: COVID-19 Has Reinforced the Importance of Patient Access

There has been no such thing as conventional wisdom during the COVID-19 crisis. Theories on best practices and safety measures have evolved endlessly since March. For Louisville, Kentucky-based BrightSpring Health Services, a company that has been transparent about its road bumps and triumphs on its COVID-19 journey, one of its key takeaways has been how […]

Signify Health, Independence Blue Cross Partner on CommunityLink to Address Social Gaps in Care

Signify Health, a tech-enabled provider of at-home care solutions, has teamed up with health insurer Independence Blue Cross to launch CommunityLink. CommunityLink is a network of community-based organizations that aim to help improve the social determinants of health (SDoH) in Independence’s Philadelphia member population. The goal of the partnership with Signify: to address the “traditional […]

WelbeHealth’s PACE Program Expands Its Footprint, Launches Home-Based Care Model

WelbeHealth, a Menlo Park, California-based operator of PACE programs, has plans to expand into the Fresno region. In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the new program will launch under a home-based care model, with the aim of providing safe care for seniors. “Keeping our seniors safe and thriving is our top priority, so […]