CMS: Hundreds of Medicare Advantage Plans Preparing to Roll Out New Home Care Benefits in 2020

As more Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to roll out new home care benefits in 2020, premiums are expected to drop 23% next year, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. The news comes as more and more entrants continue to break into the market — and as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prepares […]

At-Home Care Fueling Disruptive Medicare Advantage Startups

The Medicare Advantage (MA) landscape is heating up like never before, largely thanks to continued flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allow plans to cover a variety of nonmedical benefits.  Plans’ newfound ability to offer supplemental benefits such as home care and transportation for certain beneficiaries is drawing a number […]

Why Daily Pay Is Home Care’s ‘Flavor of the Day’

Preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other regulatory hurdles has largely taken center stage in the home health care world. But when it comes to at-home care operations outside of the Medicare environment, workforce challenges remain top of mind for many executives. That group includes the leaders of Right at Home, Interim HealthCare […]

Arosa+LivHome Makes Sixth Home Care Acquisition with Purchase of LifeLinks

Arosa+LivHome shows no signs of slowing down on the M&A front. The company recently announced it has agreed to acquire LifeLinks, a care management provider that operates in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LivHome was formed in October 2018 after […]

Consumer-Directed Regulatory Changes Trigger Home Care Layoffs, Possible Closures

Less than three weeks in, regulatory changes in one state are already threatening to shrink the home-based care workforce there. The news comes out of New York, following Sept. 1 changes to the state’s Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which allows seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid-certified home care to choose their own […]

New York Home Care Agency Allegedly Threatened Workers with Deportation

A New York-based home care agency is being placed under the microscope for its treatment of immigrant workers. Allcare Homecare Agency Inc. allegedly threatened to report immigrant workers to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents when they complained about unpaid wages, according to a Friday statement from the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  As […]

Well Care Health CEO: We’re Pushing the Envelope of Care Innovation

To remain competitive in today’s post-acute care landscape, a number of previously one-dimensional companies have evolved into “one-stop shops,” or integrated businesses that offer an array of complementary services. Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Health is the perfect example of that trend. Founded in 1987 by Tanya and Wayne Long, Well Care Health started out […]

Overture Home Care Adds to Leadership Team; Iredell Home Health Names New Director

Overture Home Care hires former school administrator Fort Worth, Texas-based Overture Home Care has hired a new executive director. Zachary Tarrant comes to the role with a background in education, previously having served as a principal, administrator and teacher. He will lead the company’s business operations and management of Overture’s headquarters, allowing CEO Denise Helms […]

Care Indeed Using VR Training to Improve Caregiver Experience, Retention

The use of virtual reality technology has steadily made its way into the senior care arena, especially when it comes to innovative senior housing communities. Overall, though, VR is a tool that is still underutilized by in-home care providers. Care Indeed is working to change that, as the company recently implemented a VR dementia training […]