Home- and Community-Based I/DD Provider Civitas to be Acquired in $1.4B Deal

Civitas Solutions Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) — a large provider of home- and community-based services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), as well as a range of other needs — has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by funds advised by Centerbridge Partners L.P. Under terms of the agreement, announced Tuesday, […]

CMS Announces ACO Overhaul, Enhances Telehealth Options

CMS has released new rules overhauling Medicare’s accountable care organizations (ACO) program. Called “Pathways to Success,” the new policies shorten risk-free periods and offer more regulatory flexibility, including for providing telehealth to people in their homes, among other changes. In recent years, home health companies have become more involved in ACOs, seeing it as an […]

Home Health Executive Forecast for 2019: Obamacare, Consolidation and PDGM

From the introduction of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to fine-tuning the nine-state Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM), 2018 was an important year for home health care at large. Next year will bring its own set of challenges and opportunities — some new and others old. Home health industry insiders and top executives expect Texas’ recent […]

Home Health Industry Jobs — Apply Now

Looking for your next career move in home health care? Find hundreds of new front line, managerial, executive and industry jobs with Home Health Care News. Search for state, regional and national positions that include providers, agencies, health systems and industry professionals supporting the business of Home Health Care, Private Duty and Hospice Care. Browse and apply […]

CMS Finalizes OASIS-D Guidance Manual

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final OASIS-D guidance manual. The updates are scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. In general, OASIS-D changes include the removal of more than two dozen items, as well as the addition or revision of several others. Specifically, the manual provides guidance […]

PlayMaker Releases Data on Home Health Length-of-Stay, Partners with WellSky

Home health and hospice providers in the South have longer average lengths of stay (ALOS) than any other region in the country. That’s according to the latest quarterly data from PlayMaker Health, a post-acute growth platform serving hundreds of organizations. In home health, Playmaker’s data shows southern states have an ALOS of 80.4 days, while […]

Home Health and Hospice Admissions, Utilization Continue To Rise

Home health and hospice admissions in the U.S. continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, utilization remained steady in home health care and continued to increase in hospice. That’s according to the latest quarterly trends report from analytics and metrics firm Atlanta-based Excel Health, which offers on-demand, cloud-based data solutions for some […]

Home Care Executive Forecast: 2019 Trends, Challenges, Opportunities

From an ongoing labor crunch to evolving Medicare Advantage opportunities, U.S. home care providers face numerous challenges but also exciting opportunities heading into 2019. Many private-duty players anticipate tech investments and increasing integration with the overall health care system, as revealed in these forecasts from CEOs and upper level executives. In 2019, older adults and […]

From Death Doulas to Minimum Wage Hikes: 10 Memorable Stories from 2018

Home Health Care News’ most-read stories of 2018 largely focused on Medicare Advantage changes, payment updates and regulatory initiatives. But every year there are also stories that don’t make our most-read list that we feel are deserving of another look. These stories highlight interesting trends, shed light on important topics and capture some of the […]

What Is The Capital + Strategy Forum & Why You Need To Be Here

HHCN’s Capital + Strategy Forum is NOT your typical industry conference — it is a catalyst for innovation in the changing home health care space. It brings together the brightest minds to share forward-looking ideas, inspirations and innovations in every aspect of home health, hospice, private duty and more. This is a first-class opportunity to network with thought leaders […]