Telehealth Program for CHF Patients Helps Mercy Home Health Cut Re-Hospitalization Rate to 5.26%

Mercy Home Health — the Medicare-certified home health arm of the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic health system — has grown by 45% over the past five years. That strong growth has come despite an increasingly complex home health patient population nationwide and added financial pressure from Medicare. Using telemedicine to drastically curb hospital readmissions has been […]

WCAS General Partner: There’s a ‘Significant Unmet Need’ for Value-Based, Senior-Focused Primary Care

Earlier this month, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) teamed up on a new joint venture aimed at expanding access to value-based primary care for Medicare patients. Under the JV agreement, Humana and WCAS will commit upwards of $600 million to build 50 new Partners in Primary Care (PiPC) centers […]

Tech Startup Gento Lands $5M to Solve Home-Based Care Industry’s Staffing Problems

Gento — formerly known as Nursing Without Walls — has received $5 million in Series A funding from Palisades Growth Capital to continue expanding its on-demand staffing and care management services. Founded in 2016, the Los Angeles-based Gento provides staffing solutions for home-based care providers and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) alike. The company, which has […]

‘Disciplined Acquirer’ Encompass Health Won’t Be Afraid to Spend Big for Right Deal

Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) is drawing early positives from its deployment of predictive analytics technology. In fact, it’s so bullish on early returns that the Birmingham, Alabama-based company plans to ramp up deployment and usage across the majority of home health locations in 2020. Apart from tech tools, Encompass Health also foresees plenty of […]

Right at Home CEO: If You’re Not Bringing Data, You Just Have An Opinion

Reinvention is no easy feat — especially for a company that’s been around as long as Right at Home. In the past few years, the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company has gone to great lengths to position itself as a data-driven organization. Just last year, for example, the company began strategically adding corporate-owned “testing sites” to […]

Super Bowl Offers Leadership Lessons for In-Home Care Providers

On Sunday, about 100 million people will turn on their televisions to catch the last game of the football season. The sport’s popularity has turned the championship matchup into a spectacle that draws more eyeballs per year than any other television event. Believe it or not, there’s something to be learned from it — even […]

West Health Leveraging PACE Model to Disrupt Senior Care

When it comes to health care delivered in the home, many see hospital-at-home models as the next big, innovative concept to hit a boom period. But investors and other stakeholders interested in home- and community-based care shouldn’t sleep on PACE programs, either. That includes in-home care providers. PACE — or Programs of All-Inclusive Care for […]

LHC Group’s Innovation Head: ‘Within 10 Years, We’ll See the End of Fee-for-Service as We Know It’

Thanks to leadership changes at the federal level, the evolution of Medicare Advantage (MA) and a seemingly constant flow of new value-based payment models, providers should begin to plan for the end of fee-for-service Medicare. That’s according to LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Bruce Greenstein, who discussed the future of […]