Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. […]

Homecare By Design, LifeSpire Blurring Lines Between Home Care and Senior Living

As the U.S. population rapidly ages, senior care providers are becoming increasingly more innovative to keep pace with consumer demand and preferences. For some, that has meant blurring the traditionally hard lines between senior housing and home care. Among the providers that do not fit neatly into the “home care” or “senior housing” boxes, for […]

Concierge Services Company HomeThrive Partners with Envoy America for Transportation Support

Envoy America and HomeThrive announced Monday that the two companies are teaming up on a program offering transportation-plus-assistance and companionship services to older adults. The partnership comes as more companies look to address the social determinants that hinder care. “Transportation is one of the biggest challenges that family members have,” Dave Jacobs, co-founder and managing […]

National Association of ACOs Calls for Wider Use of Home Health, Looser Requirements

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) is calling on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to loosen home health requirements for new Medicare alternative payment models. In doing so, ACOs will be able to better deliver care and save money, the association argued in a letter to CMS’s Innovation Center. “More […]

OIG: ACOs Need to Get Better at Health IT

Technology is key to helping accountable care organizations (ACOs) coordinate better patient care — yet ACOs still aren’t leveraging health IT to its full potential. That’s according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). OIG officials interviewed providers and staff from six different ACOs […]

Care Transition Teams to Play Bigger Role in Post-PDGM World

With less than eight months to go, home health providers across the country are starting to shift their Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) preparation into high gear. For some providers, PDGM readiness has meant building relationships with institutional referral sources and targeting more medically complex patients in need of nursing care. Strengthening coding capabilities and knowhow […]

Thrive: Inside TheraCare’s Decision to Partner with Honor

Thrive is an HHCN series that explores the successes, struggles and strategies of home care owners and operators on the local level. At times, technology-driven home care startup Honor has faced criticism for the way it operates. First, its goal was to be an innovative, tech-savvy provider, which made the San Francisco-based company a competitor […]

VC Powerhouses Ponder Bigger Home Care Push

Venture capital powerhouses GV, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz are paying close attention to the home-based care space, betting that health care will continue its mass exodus out of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other facilities. Andreessen Horowitz — which led San Francisco-based home care startup Honor’s $20 million Series A round back in […]