CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has allotted ample resources toward home- and community-based care over the past year. It has done so for several reasons, CVS Health leaders point out. For one, investing in home-based care makes it easier for patients to access necessary services during the public health emergency. But CVS Health’s focus on the […]

At-Home Focus Helps Baystate Health Save $1,729 Per Visit in Risk-Based Population

A partnership between a five-hospital health system and at-home care company DispatchHealth considerably reduced emergency-room admissions and cost while improving patient satisfaction. Denver, Colorado-based DispatchHealth offers a variety of health care services in the home through its mobile, emergency medicine-trained teams. It contracts with health systems and health plans to ease the burden on patients, […]

Home-Focused Payment Innovator Signify Health Valued at $7.12B in Market Debut

It’s fair to say that Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) — a value-based care platform that strives to shift care into the home — has had a successful stock market debut. The momentum reflects the increasingly prominent role that in-home care is playing, particularly within value-based care conversations. Dallas-based Signify Health, a New Mountain Capital portfolio […]

New ‘Nurse OnDemand’ Business Line Driving Network Growth for Generali-Backed CareLinx

Today, the Burlingame, California-based CareLinx Inc. has about 500,000 in-home care professionals in its nationwide network. The tech-enabled home-based care company plans to grow that total to at least 1 million by 2022. Much of that growth will be driven by a new clinical business line for CareLinx, CEO Sherwin Sheik told Home Health Care […]

‘Every Hospital Is Prioritizing It’: Mount Sinai, Others Continue to Move Care into the Home

Home-based hospital care has been a hot topic ever since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its “Acute Hospital Care at Home” initiative in November. Seemingly every time the concept is mentioned, Mount Sinai Health System’s name comes up. The New York-city based health system launched Mount Sinai at Home in 2014 […]

An Unexpected Savior: How PDGM Prep Helped Home Health Agencies Ease COVID-19’s Impact

Home health agencies spent 2019 prepping for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — and it may have saved some of them from more dire outcomes tied to COVID-19. As providers transformed to become more efficient and technologically driven, they inadvertently readied themselves for a public health emergency that no one saw coming. “One of the […]

Biden Administration Inks $230M Deal for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The U.S. government has reached a $230 million deal to produce rapid at-home COVID-19 tests that can be purchased for $15 to $30 over the counter, the Biden administration announced Monday. The deal is with Ellume USA LLC, an Australia-based diagnostics company. For home-based care providers, testing is still paramount as the vaccine rollout continues. […]

In-Home Primary Care Pioneer Heal Expands Services to 134M Americans

At one point last year, nearly 90% of surveyed primary care providers reported limiting regular check-ups due to coronavirus concerns, according to the Primary Care Collaborative. In light of those limitations, Americans had to rethink how they accessed their go-to doctors, with many turning to telemedicine and house calls for the very first time. That’s […]

CareCentrix CEO: Don’t Bet Against ‘the Empire’ of Institutional Health Care Providers

The U.S. health care system has rapidly accelerated away from hospitals, nursing homes and brick-and-mortar facilities over the past year. As a result, more attention and resources have been given to home-based care organizations, a trend that will likely continue in 2021. But that isn’t entirely guaranteed, according to CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll. Hospitals and […]

Humana Teams Up with DispatchHealth to Deliver Hospital-Level Care in the Home

To better care for its members with multiple chronic conditions, health insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is teaming up with DispatchHealth to offer advanced hospital-level care in the home. While the news comes roughly two months after federal health care policymakers paved the way for hospital-at-home Medicare reimbursement, the Humana-DispatchHealth agreement is something the […]