Elara Caring Names Alignment Healthcare Executive Scott Powers CEO

Elara Caring — the PE-backed home health, hospice and personal care giant created as the result of a three-way merger in 2018 — has a new top executive at the helm. The Addison, Texas-based company announced Friday that Medicare Advantage (MA) veteran Scott Powers is taking over as CEO, effective immediately. Powers replaces G. Scott […]

Home- and Community-Based Care Takes Center Stage in 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Designs

From national plans such as Humana and Cigna to smaller regional ones like SCAN Health Plan, a large number of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are set to expand their home- and community-based supplemental benefit offerings in 2020. While details remain somewhat sparse, plans officially began announcing their 2020 offerings Monday, ahead of the upcoming annual […]

Home Care Attorney: Bill Eliminating 24-Hour Home Care Shifts Unlikely to Pass

Lawmakers in one state made waves in the home care industry this September when they introduced a bill that would effectively eliminate 24-hour work shifts for caregivers.  Providers in New York, where the legislation was proposed, worry the bill would drastically increase labor costs if passed. But those concerns could be for naught, according to […]

LHC Group CEO: Biggest Innovation We Need Is Payment Innovation

When it comes to technology, there’s no shortage of gadgets and gizmos promising to innovate home-based care. In fact, during trade shows, all of the different technology being highlighted can sometimes feel a little like a scene from a science-fiction show. “I think we have seen the future of technology — we just haven’t started […]

Home-Based Care Providers Can’t Afford to Overlook These Legal ‘Sleeping Giants’ in 2020

Home-based care providers have no shortage of regulatory hurdles and legal changes to keep them on their toes. For most home health agencies, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) are top of mind. Meanwhile, home care agencies have minimum wage hikes and electronic visit verification (EVV) to worry about. With so […]

Home Care Assistance Expands Leadership Team; CareCentrix Appoints NHPCO’s Edo Banach to Advisory Board

Home Care Assistance expands leadership team San Francisco-based Home Care Assistance is expanding its executive team. Ty Shay will serve as president of the in-home care provider moving forward, while Michael Schantz will serve as chief financial officer. Home Care Assistance is an international company that provides hourly home care, 24-hour care and hospital-to-home services, […]

Amedisys CEO Shares Origin Story Behind Personal Care Network with ClearCare

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is just a couple months into its partnership with ClearCare Inc., and already the duo’s personal care network has exceeded 700 agencies. The goal is to expand the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health company’s reach and capabilities in the home, while also opening the door for Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities. All […]

Amazon Rolls Out In-Home Care Offering ‘Amazon Care’

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has launched a new virtual care clinic, which will give employees access to telehealth and in-home care, according to CNBC. While public details are relatively sparse, the move potentially sets Amazon up for a broader expansion down the road. The goal of the pilot program — called Amazon Care — is to […]