Memorial Hermann Backs At-Home Cancer Care Company Reimagine Care

Reimagine Care — an in-home cancer care enabler — announced Tuesday that it received an investment from Memorial Hermann Health System. The investment lends even more credence to at-home cancer care as an emerging service line. Reimagine Care declined to disclose the terms of the investment. Memorial Hermann joins the ranks of the company’s current […]

Walgreens, CVS Health Are Banking On Home-Based Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) has invested a boatload of money into health care services and home-based care over the last three years. On Oct. 23, however, it will have a new leader. That change could affect the retailer’s home-based care plans, but maybe not in the way some expect. If anything, Walgreens will be […]

How Home-Based Care Companies Are Becoming More Involved In Pre-Acute Care

Home-based care organizations continue to evolve. As they do, they’re becoming more pre-acute and embracing preventative care. Traditionally, providers step in after an acute event has already occurred. This has slowly begun to shift, as providers realize that if they are already in the home, they can prevent some of these events or outcomes. Signify […]

CVS Health CFO Shawn Guertin Takes Lead On Company’s Home-Based Care, Primary Care Initiatives

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) believes that its home-based care and primary care capabilities will unlock value and create long-term earnings power for the company. Karen Lynch – CVS Health’s CEO – outlined that vision at the Morgan Stanley’s 21st Global Healthcare Conference Tuesday. “As we step back and as we looked at all of our […]

Best Buy Expands At-Home Care Efforts With Geisinger

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is growing its at-home care efforts once again, this time through an expansion of its partnership with Geisinger Health System. In July of 2022, Best Buy began leveraging its Geek Squad to help Geisinger better care for chronically ill patients in the home. Geisinger’s ConnectedCare365 initiative was first launched in 2021, […]

CMS Unveils AHEAD Model, Aims To Shift Health Care To ‘Community-Based Settings’

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new state-focused demonstration model Tuesday. One of the model’s primary objectives is to shift health care spending and utilization more toward primary and community-based care. The States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model (AHEAD Model) will aim to better address chronic disease, behavioral […]

How Amedisys, Walgreens And Intermountain Health Are Building 360-Degree Home-Based Care Models

Home health providers, health systems and large health care-focused retailers are moving away from being one-dimensional companies. With home-based care as the starting point, many of these organizations are embracing 360-degree home-based care delivery models. One company that exemplifies this is the home-based care provider Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company delivers […]

Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer Steps Down, Successor Will Likely Have ‘Deep Health Care Experience’

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) CEO Roz Brewer has stepped down from her leadership position and the company’s board. Brewer led the company during a period where it invested more in health care service delivery – including in-home care – than ever before. She took over in March 2021. Her exit is effective immediately. “I […]

SCAN Group CEO Sachin Jain: ‘Middlemen’ Are A Growing Problem In Health Care

When home-based care providers think about the “middlemen” they are frustrated with, their minds will likely wander to the conveners in between themselves and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Undoubtedly, some of those conveners play a middleman role, and can strain the relationship between providers, payers and patients. But they aren’t the only ones. In fact, […]