NAHC’s Dombi: We’re Not Going To Be Bullied By Congress, CMS

There’s a flood of changes surging toward the U.S. home health care industry. But thanks to widespread recognition, improved quality and staunch advocacy efforts, providers have never been standing on higher ground. That was the key message delivered by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) leadership Sunday during the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit […]

‘Micro Social Determinants of Health’ Tool Helps Senior Helpers Reach 3% Re-Hospitalization Rate

Although social determinants of health play a key role in outcomes, the health care industry often struggles with how to address social factors because they fall outside of traditional clinical care. Home care providers are in a good position to help — and Senior Helpers, an international home care franchise with more than 300 locations […]

Papa Exploring Medicaid, Employee Benefit Opportunities Following $10M Funding Round

Grandkids-on-demand startup Papa has raised $10 million in Series A funding, pushing the Miami-based company’s total funding raised above $13 million. The recent investment round was led by Silicon Valley-area venture capital firm Canaan, with money also coming in from Sound Ventures, Y Combinator and Pivotal Ventures, a firm created by Melinda Gates. Past big-name […]

Nexus Montgomery Launches SNF-to-Home Pilot to Improve Patient Transitions, Reduce Re-Hospitalizations

The steady march toward value-based care has encouraged providers across the continuum to get creative about patient care, especially when it comes to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and improving the discharge process. One of the latest examples of an innovative cross-continuum partnership is spearheaded by Nexus Montgomery, a collaboration between six competing Maryland hospitals that […]

WellSky Enters into Agreement to Buy ClearCare

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has entered into an agreement to acquire ClearCare Inc., a personal care technology platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal further solidifies WellSky’s dominance in the home-based care arena, especially because it comes on the heels of ClearCare’s partnership […]

Addus Closes on Hospice Partners of America; Ensign Group Completes Pennant Spinoff

Addus completes Hospice Partners of America deal Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has completed its purchase of Hospice Partners of America. The Frisco, Texas-based at-home care company bought the multi-state hospice provider for $130 million cash — $118.4 million of which was in value and $11.6 million was in estimated tax benefits, according to a […]

Hospitals, Physicians Aren’t Screening for Social Determinants of Health

Addressing social determinants of health has become the topic of the moment in health care. Despite being a popular talking point and area of focus for home care agencies, many hospitals and physician practices aren’t screening for SDoH barriers. In fact, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices screen for recommended social determinants […]

Anthem Doubles Down on Home Care, Whole-Person Health for 2020

Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and a number of its affiliated health plans were among the relatively few Medicare Advantage (MA) entities to actually offer home care-related supplemental benefits for the 2019 plan year. The Indianapolis-based Anthem was one of the first major insurers to publicly promote that fact as well, highlighting its expanded benefits packages […]

Senior Solutions Credits Market Diversification, Bayada Mindset for Its Rapid Growth 

A decade ago, Senior Solutions didn’t exist. Today, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based company considers itself one of the largest family-owned home care agencies in America. Senior Solutions brought in $14.1 million in 2018 revenue, according to Inc. magazine. The home care agency took spot No. 1,827 on the publication’s annual list of the country’s 5,000 fastest-growing, […]