VNSNY Chief of Provider Services: Home Health Disruption Isn’t ‘an Atomic Bomb’

One of the oldest nonprofit home- and community-based health care organizations in the country is counting on innovative technology and reimbursement models to keep it on the cutting edge in the years to come. As such, preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), pursuing risk-based relationships and exploring predictive analytics are top of mind for […]

Disrupt Podcast #18: Andria Castellanos, EVP of VNSNY

The 18th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! With a new EVP, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit home- and community-based health care organizations in the country has its eyes set on the future. In this episode of Disrupt, you’ll hear from Andria Castellanos, executive vice president and chief of provider services […]

Encompass Health’s April Anthony: PDGM Is an ‘Overcorrection’ to Therapy

As currently structured, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will completely change how and when home health providers deliver therapy services. It will do so in multiple ways, most notably by eliminating the use of therapy service thresholds as a factor in payment determinations. It’s a move the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has long recommended. […]

Disrupt Podcast #17: Hear from April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Health Home Health & Hospice

The 17th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Encompass Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute health care services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of in-patient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. CEO April Anthony leads the […]

Amedisys CEO Paul Kusserow: ‘I Don’t Believe PDGM Has Settled Yet’

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has long been a home health powerhouse. Under the leadership of CEO Paul Kusserow, however, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based provider is steadily building expansive hospice and personal care footprints as well. For proof, look no further than the industry-shaping Compassionate Care Hospice deal for $340 million. Part of Amedisys’s hospice-centric strategy […]

Disrupt Podcast #16: Hear From Amedisys CEO Paul Kusserow

The 16th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Since joining Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) in 2014, CEO Paul Kusserow has spearheaded an ambitious turnaround effort, during which time the company’s stock has climbed from around $20 per share to the $130 per share range it sits at today. Most of Amedisys’ growth over the […]

Family & Nursing Care CEO Goes After Gradual Growth

Maryland-based Family & Nursing Care is one of the largest private-pay home care companies in the Washington, D.C., area — and its notoriety doesn’t stop there. In fact, CEO Neal Kursban often fields calls from buyers interested in taking the 50-year-old, family-owned business off his hands. Among its selling points: Family & Nursing Care has […]

Disrupt Podcast #15: Hear From Family & Nursing Care CEO Neal Kursban

The 15th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! As the population ages, the caregiver shortage worsens and Medicare Advantage plans continue to add supplemental benefits, the home care industry is becoming increasingly complex. In this episode, you’ll hear how Neal Kursban — CEO of Family & Nursing Care, one of the largest private […]

Disrupt Podcast #14: Hear From Elara Caring CEO G. Scott Herman

Michigan-based Great Lakes Caring, Connecticut-based National Home Health Care and Texas-based Jordan Health Services were — not too long ago — three separate home-based care providers. Backed by Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Kelso & Company, they came together in a three-way mega-merger in May 2018, officially rebranding under the Elara Caring name in July. […]