Intermountain Pushes Further into the Home with New Kidney Care Center

Intermountain Healthcare, one of the largest health systems in the country, has continued its shift into the home with the launch of its new Kidney Care Center. The Kidney Care Center is housed in Intermountain Medical Center and grants kidney patients access to doctors, nurses and dietitians — even in their homes — through at-home […]

At-Home Care Fueling Disruptive Medicare Advantage Startups

The Medicare Advantage (MA) landscape is heating up like never before, largely thanks to continued flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allow plans to cover a variety of nonmedical benefits.  Plans’ newfound ability to offer supplemental benefits such as home care and transportation for certain beneficiaries is drawing a number […]

[Updated] Walmart Health, Amedisys Partner to Expand Home Health Access Nationwide

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have entered into a new partnership to expand home health care access nationwide, according to an analyst report from William Blair. The global investment and wealth management firm has learned that Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys is part of the retail giant’s new health care initiative, dubbed “Walmart […]

How Premier Home Health Turned Caregivers into Actionable Data for Value-Based Deals

“Data” is often cited as the magic bullet for health care providers, especially when it comes to improving quality of care, negotiating with payers and building relationships with stakeholders throughout the care continuum. Count Premier Home Health Care as one of the latest home care companies trying to take its data game to the next […]

Well Care Health CEO: We’re Pushing the Envelope of Care Innovation

To remain competitive in today’s post-acute care landscape, a number of previously one-dimensional companies have evolved into “one-stop shops,” or integrated businesses that offer an array of complementary services. Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Health is the perfect example of that trend. Founded in 1987 by Tanya and Wayne Long, Well Care Health started out […]

Care Indeed Using VR Training to Improve Caregiver Experience, Retention

The use of virtual reality technology has steadily made its way into the senior care arena, especially when it comes to innovative senior housing communities. Overall, though, VR is a tool that is still underutilized by in-home care providers. Care Indeed is working to change that, as the company recently implemented a VR dementia training […]

AMR Care Group Has Become One of the Fastest-Growing Home Care Companies Around. Here’s How.

Jericho, New York-based AMR Care Group has become one of the fastest-growing home care companies around. It’s done so, according to founder and CEO Anne Markowitz Recht, by doubling down on its core care management offerings while regularly adding new services and supports, including a “Cultured Companions” program that connects aging artists, musicians, professors and […]

Uber Health Eyes Meal Delivery, Caregiver-Driving Partnerships

When ride-hailing companies first came on the scene nearly 10 years ago, they were rarely — if ever — associated with health care. But today, both industry giants Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) have growing health care divisions that are frequent partners of home-based care providers. In our latest episode of Disrupt, Home […]

Aging-in-Place Program from Johns Hopkins on the Verge of ‘Exponential Growth’

CAPABLE — the innovative program developed out of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing that combines nursing care, occupational therapy and handyman services — is on the verge of “exponential growth” and one step closer to becoming Medicare-reimbursable. It’s also another example of how complex and comprehensive in-home care is becoming. Since its first pilot […]