‘Innovators Will Succeed’: Why Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Start Adapting to the New Normal

Both during and after the COVID-19 crisis, success will favor the innovators. Providers that can adjust their business operations accordingly and keep up with the sweeping regulatory changes will have a massive advantage moving forward. Conversely, those resistant to the new, post-coronavirus normal run the risk of being left behind. “The easy prediction is that […]

New Technologies Reshaping the Future of the Home Amid COVID-19

“The future of health care is in the home.” Home-based care operators have been saying and hearing this for years, but the question remains: What does that future look like? And how does the coronavirus possibly reshape that image? Recently, home-based care models have touted their ability to better deal with the COVID-19 crisis, resulting […]

COVID-19 Innovation: PACE Organizations Thriving by Shifting More Care into the Home

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, post-acute care organizations have had to pivot. For Philadelphia-based Mercy LIFE — a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization within the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic system — that has meant closing its adult day centers and shifting care into the home for its 800-plus participants. Buses usually used for […]

CareCentrix Expands into Palliative Care with Turn-Key Health Acquisition

CareCentrix — a care management company that focuses on home-based care — announced Monday it has acquired palliative care company Turn-Key Health. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hartford, Connecticut-based CareCentrix provides post-acute care services, discharge management, durable medical equipment (DME) and home-based care services. A portfolio company of Consonance Capital Partners, […]

[Updated] Home Helpers CEO: FDA Authorization of At-Home COVID-19 Test Is ‘a Great First Step’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first at-home COVID-19 test kit. The move could improve coronavirus testing for in-home care workers and their patients moving forward.   For now, health care workers and first responders who have potentially been exposed to the virus — or […]

Humana, National Quality Forum Execs: Future Payment Models Must Consider Social Determinants of Health

Physician leaders from Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the National Quality Forum have published a joint article in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the role social, behavioral and environmental factors play in overall health — and why those aspects should be incorporated into future payment models.  Published Wednesday, the piece is […]