Amazon, AARP Reveal Possible Collaboration on Tech for Seniors

Some of Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) secretive actions in the health care space have been revealed, after its vice president spoke about meeting with AARP for technology collaborations for seniors, CNBC reported Wednesday. This news comes as home health providers have been closely watching the retail giant, which has been making forays into health care and […]

ACO Bets Hospital at Home is The Future

Accountable care organization Atrius Health is betting big that hospital care will move into the home. To that end, Massachusetts-based Atrius recently partnered with Medically Home Group, a health care technology and service company based in Westport, Connecticut, that recently raised $4 million. As a Pioneer ACO that takes care of more than 740,000 patients […]

How Home Health Has Been Crucial to a Top ACO

The largest accountable care organization (ACO) in New England is a big believer in the home heath value proposition. Atrius Health, a nonprofit ACO with more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patents, works in tandem with VNA Care, one of the nation’s oldest home health care pagencies, tot produce better outcomes for patients and lower […]

Top 3 Home Health Care Changes Ahead

After a turbulent year in regulatory proposals for the home health care industry, providers need to be looking to 2018 with fresh eyes on what changes still lie ahead. “2017 was arguably dominated by efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Fred Bentley, vice president of Avalere Health, a policy and financial consulting firm based […]

Home Health is Getting Savvier in Population Health

Over the last few years, population health has become somewhat of a buzz word in the home health care industry. However, not all organizations define population health—and how they approach it—the same way. North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, which launched in 1987, is a fully integrated post-acute care provider that has taken on population […]

Palliative Care Has Grown Without Being a Cash Cow for Providers

Interest in palliative care programs has boomed over the last 15 years, but the adoption of this type of care has taken place largely in hospitals, according to a recent report in Health Affairs. But with palliative care now much more common, further growth could accelerate in home- and community-based settings. Palliative care—which focuses on providing […]

Provider Brings Hospital Care to People’s Homes

Increasingly, providers are meeting consumer demand by offering more robust care in people’s homes. One company on the forefront of this trend is treating high acuity patients at home with a new model of care and the backing of venture capital. Medically Home, a Westport, Connecticut-based technology-enabled services company, brings together care providers—including home health—to […]

Amazon’s Health Care Disruption Continues With Insurance Play

Home care companies have been keeping a watchful eye on Amazon (NYSE: AMZN), looking for how the company might disrupt the health care system as a whole and their business models in particular. On Tuesday, the internet retail giant took another step into the health care space, in partnership with two other corporate titans. Amazon announced it […]

Golden Girls-Inspired Housing Offers Home Care, Affordability

Seniors in Nashville, Tennessee, seeking a manageable home environment could live out their golden years in a rental housing program that combines affordable housing with home care services. Drawing inspiration from the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the HouseShare Nashville program was created by independent real estate investor Mary Wester and launched by Nashville home care […]