‘Master Plan on Aging’ Bills Take Effect

For California’s older adult population, the aging-in-place floodgates are about to burst, as a series of aging-related bills take effect in January. In June, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that called for the creation of a “master plan on aging.” The plan was meant to serve as a blueprint for state and local […]

Arosa+LivHome Leans into Care Management with Lifecare Innovations Acquisition

Arosa+LivHome continues to ride its fast-paced M&A wave into 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it has acquired Lifecare Innovations, a Burr Ridge, Illinois-based professional care management services provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LivHome was formed in October 2018 after the combination of two regional […]

Amedisys Closes Hospice Acquisition; Right at Home to Move Headquarters

Amedisys finalizes Asana Hospice deal Shortly after acquiring Compassionate Care Hospice in 2018 for $340 million, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) hinted at its desire to wade deeper and deeper into the hospice pool. The company has lived up to those plans ever since. On Thursday, Amedisys announced it closed […]

Home Instead Promotes Company Veteran to President; Encompass Health Names Chief HR Officer

Home Instead names company vet president Home Instead Inc. has named its global chief information officer, Jim Hood, as its new president. Home Instead Inc. is the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company that runs Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of in-home care services with over 1,000 independently owned and operated offices worldwide. With more than […]

‘Sick-Care Silos,’ Medicare Advantage and Market Exits: Home Care CEOs Look Ahead to 2020

Once considered an afterthought, non-medical, in-home care took on newfound importance in 2019. Many home care CEOs predict that momentum will continue in 2020, especially as risk-based arrangements among providers become more common. Medicare Advantage and outcomes-related health data are also positioned to play leading roles in home care next year, industry leaders believe. The […]

From the Tesla of Home Care to Ensign’s New Spinoff: 8 Under-the-Radar Stories That Shaped 2019

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) dominated the conversation around home health care in 2019, and thus commanded much of the attention in our collection of Home Health Care News’ top stories of the year. But every year, there are additional, under-the-radar stories that we also find worthy of highlighting on their own list. These stories, […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

Providing both assistance and assurance to patients after being discharged from the hospital can drastically curb readmissions — and significantly cut health care spending in turn. That was the goal of a Georgetown Home Care (GHC) pilot program launched earlier this year. GHC’s pilot program achieved promising results. Overall, patients discharged after spinal surgery at […]