As Malpractice Claims Against Home-Based Care Nurses Rise, Providers Must Focus on Risk Management

When it comes to malpractice claims, home-based care nurses are often more susceptible compared to their counterparts in other nursing specialties. That’s a fact that has held true for a while, too. Home-based care nurses — including home health, hospice and palliative care professionals — have seen a steady rise in professional liability claims since […]

Humana’s Blueprints for Building Its ‘Home-Centric Ecosystem of Care Delivery Assets’

In 2019, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) decided to reorganize its operations and create a dedicated business segment focused on the home. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health care organization has spent the past several months refining that home segment by fully mapping out its strategy and scope of services, according to its leader and president, Susan Diamond, […]

Coronavirus May Push More Home Health Providers into Palliative Care

Across the country, just 10% of community-based palliative care programs are spearheaded by home health care providers. The coronavirus may change that moving forward. As of Monday, there have been more 1.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, with many individuals in recovery. But while some see a return to full health, doctors […]

CareCentrix Expands into Palliative Care with Turn-Key Health Acquisition

CareCentrix — a care management company that focuses on home-based care — announced Monday it has acquired palliative care company Turn-Key Health. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hartford, Connecticut-based CareCentrix provides post-acute care services, discharge management, durable medical equipment (DME) and home-based care services. A portfolio company of Consonance Capital Partners, […]

Eden Health Purchases Legacy Home Healthcare; Trade Associations Merge

Eden Health acquires Legacy Home Healthcare Eden Health has acquired Legacy Home Healthcare, an Arizona-based provider that serves Greenlee, Graham and Cochise counties. Eden Health is the employee-owned home services division of Vancouver, Washington-based EmpRes Healthcare Management LLC. As a part of the transaction, Eden Health will take over Legacy Home Healthcare’s two locations in […]

10% of Community-Based Palliative Care Programs Operated by Home Health Agencies

Despite the growing need for palliative care services, only 10% of programs are operated by home health agencies. That’s according to a recent report from the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a New York-based nonprofit organization. In order to better understand the current palliative care landscape outside of hospitals and acute settings, CAPC conducted […]

As Advisory Firms Prepare for 2020 Boom, Stoneridge Launches New Consulting Group

In order to help health care organizations navigate post-acute care industry headwinds in 2020, M&A advisory firm Stoneridge Partners has launched the Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group. The newly launched department will fall under the leadership of industry thought-leader Tom Lillis. The Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group will provide consultation for health care organizations seeking to combat […]