Amedisys Exec: Payers’ Interest In Home-Based Care ‘Higher Than Ever’ — But Misconceptions Remain

For years, many in the health care industry considered non-medical home care the black sheep of the family, if part of the bloodline at all.  The important intervention proven to help keep seniors out of the hospital and cut health care costs was often written off as a luxury service — and even labeled “non-skilled,” […]

Why Staying Small Is a Strength for Broad Street Home Care

In today’s hyper-competitive, ultra-fragmented home care industry, scale is often seen as a strength, especially when it comes to forming relationships with health systems and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. But Wilmette, Illinois-based Broad Street Home Care is bucking that idea, demonstrating there’s no single path for building a profitable business in the home care market. […]

NAHC’s Dombi: CMS Needs to ‘Back Off’ RAP Proposal, PDGM Assumptions

The looming Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a potential hospice carve-in under Medicare Advantage (MA) and the expanding Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) are just a few of the developments reshaping the current landscape of home health and hospice.  As if those three items aren’t enough, providers are also facing the continuing Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM), emerging […]

Home Care Providers Lifted by First-of-Its-Kind Medicaid Reimbursement Bump

The financial well-being of home- and community-based care providers often depends on Medicaid reimbursement, which has stagnated throughout much of the country in recent years. One state is trying to rebalance the equation with a first-of-its-kind annual inflation increase for all Medicaid home care and hospice direct fee-for-service rates. Last June, the Rhode Island General […]

Nova Leap CEO: We Want to Dominate In-Home Dementia Care in North America

With eight acquisitions completed since the start of 2017 in the U.S. and Canada, Nova Leap Health Corp. (TSXV: NLH) is one of the fastest growing home care companies in North America. Headquartered in Halifax — the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia — Nova Leap touted its latest acquisition target on Tuesday. […]