‘Par for the Course’: Why Hospital-at-Home Models Took So Long to Catch On

“This really isn’t a new model.” That’s what many home-based care operators and health systems think after they’re asked about the recent hospital-at-home boom in the U.S. In actuality, hospital-at-home models surfaced in the 1990s. Early adopters included Johns Hopkins University, which pioneered its own concept — and proved that it worked — decades before […]

‘We’re a Strong Alternative to Nursing Homes’: PACE Giant InnovAge Executes $350M IPO

InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV), a Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) provider, officially went public Thursday. Denver-based InnovAge offers one of the largest PACE programs in the U.S. The company has about 1,900 employees and serves 6,600 seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In addition to its PACE offerings, InnovAge owns two […]

Telehealth Unicorn Ro Working to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors

Several states have made progress vaccinating residents who are 65 and older against the COVID-19 virus, but reaching homebound seniors remains a challenge. That challenge is partly because many home health and home care agencies — the traditional eyes and ears of the home — do not have access to vaccines themselves. Additionally, vaccinating homebound […]

Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy

An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The coalition, unveiled Wednesday, is made up by eight diverse founding […]

DispatchHealth Raises $200M to Expand In-Home Medical Care Model

With a new round of financing secured, in-home medical care company DispatchHealth is gearing up for another major expansion push. The Denver, Colorado-based company announced Wednesday that it has raised an additional $200 million in Series D, bringing its overall fundraising total to more than $417 million since launching in 2013. DispatchHealth’s latest funding comes […]

Encompass Health, Right at Home Collaborating on Value-Based Delivery Models

One of the biggest home health providers in the country is teaming up with one of the nation’s largest home care organizations. Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) and Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home jointly announced a new preferred provider relationship on Tuesday. Broadly, the relationship is focused on “a strong mutual commitment to ongoing […]

Tomorrow Health, Geisinger Health Plan Team Up to Improve Home-Based Care

Tomorrow Health — a relatively new startup seeking to become an Amazon-like service for home health providers — has partnered with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP). The goal of the partnership: to give patients better access to home durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies. Back by venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, Tomorrow Health and its digital […]

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, […]