Payer Diversification, Caregiver Financial Flexibility Are Top Home Care Trends for 2020

An increased focus on social determinants of health and the financial well-being of caregivers will shape the home care industry in 2020, AlayaCare founder and CEO Adrian Schauer told Home Health Care News. A rise in technology partnerships and in-home care providers’ strategic efforts to diversify payer streams will likewise factor into next year’s industry […]

Humana At Home Targets Dementia Care; Mavencare Partners with Minuteman Senior Services

Humana expands Seniorlink relationship Insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and tech-enabled health services company Seniorlink are expanding their relationship. Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana is one of the largest health companies in the U.S., both in terms of Medicare Advantage (MA) membership and in terms of associated provider organizations. Kindred at Home and Humana At Home, […]

Honor Turns to Former Lyft Executive for Hiring Help as Company Expands to Midwest

Technology-enabled home care services company Honor has turned to a former Lyft executive for help beefing up its caregiver recruitment and retention efforts. The infusion of leadership talent comes as the San Francisco-based Honor expands into America’s Heartland. Founded in 2014, Honor partners with home care agencies and other senior care providers by taking over […]

Humana, Microsoft Forge Partnership; Aveanna Teams Up with Netsmart

Humana, Microsoft announce partnership Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT) have partnered to develop predictive solutions and intelligent automation for the care teams of the insurer’s members. One of the specific goals of the partnership is to address health for aging populations and their care teams. The news marks the first step […]

CMS Wants to Use Artifical Intelligence to Sniff Out Home Health Fraud

Federal watchdogs and health care policymakers are signaling plans to ramp up oversight of fraud, waste and abuse in 2020, especially when it comes to home health and hospice agencies. While the efforts are, in part, linked to the misuse of Medicare dollars by bad actors, they’re also simply a result of the U.S. health […]

Consumer Awareness, Cost Perception Remain Top Challenges for Home Care Industry

Consumer awareness and perceptions regarding the cost of service remain significant challenges for the U.S. home care industry, despite the fact business boomed in 2019. For providers, that means targeted education and outreach need to be priorities moving forward. Historically, word of mouth has largely fueled the utilization of home care services among the general […]

Amazon Unlikely to Pose Immediate Threat to At-Home Care Companies

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) may be charting its own course to in-home care, but the Seattle-based retail and technology giant is unlikely to threaten traditional in-home care providers anytime soon. Nonetheless, providers would be remiss to ignore Amazon’s actions, according to long-time home care leader Mark Heaney. “Amazon makes no small plans, [but] I wouldn’t lose […]

WellSky Partners with Forcura; HealthStream Teams Up with Medline

WellSky partners with Forcura WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has partnered with Forcura. Under the partnership, WellSky clients will have access to Forcura’s intake and referrals management tools, care team coordination and orders tracking. “This integration automatically tracks orders and eliminates the need to manually fax orders. Forcura […]