CMS Set To Close Multi-Billion Dollar Change Healthcare Cyberattack Relief Program

The Change Healthcare cyberattack disrupted health care providers across the board, including home-based care providers. Soon, one of the government-backed efforts to offer assistance to those organizations will end. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday that its advanced and accelerated payment program tied to the cyberattack will end July 12. […]

Hospital At Home’s Popularity Among Patients Is The Best Thing Going For The Model

Amid efforts to push back the expiration date of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, more patients are expressing their desire to participate in hospital-at-home programs. That’s according to a new survey from Vivalink, a digital healthcare solutions company that offers remote patient monitoring (RPM). “Hospital at […]

Home-Based Care Providers Continue To Find New Use Cases For AI

More home-based care providers have become curious about the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), especially when it comes to its potential around easing clinician and caregiver workload and improving patient outcomes. Companies like Homewatch CareGivers and Pinnacle Home Care moved past the curiosity stage, and have implemented AI tools into their operations and clinical processes. […]

Hospital-At-Home Enabler Resilient Healthcare Partners With Choice Health at Home

Choice Health at Home and Resilient Healthcare have formed a partnership that will give the former access to digital health technologies and hospital-at-home capabilities. Plano, Texas-based Resilient is a technology company that enables health care organizations to deliver higher-acuity care in the home. Meanwhile, Tyler, Texas-based Choice Health at Home is a home health, hospice, […]

What AccentCare’s Clinicians Wanted From The Company’s AI Implementation

Like many others, AccentCare has embraced artificial intelligence. However, the company wasn’t satisfied with implementing generative AI and looping in its clinicians afterwards. Instead, the company made its nurses a part of this process from the start. “It’s our philosophy at AccentCare that we don’t make changes to clinical practice without having a conversation with […]

Home-Based Care Clinicians Are Shedding Skepticism Around Technology

At a time when home health providers are already facing numerous challenges, the utilization of the right technology tools can elevate care delivery, while improving interaction between clinicians and patients. Prior to the pandemic, clinicians may have been skeptical about incorporating technology into the care delivery models. This has mostly changed due necessity, according to […]

UnitedHealth Group Remains Under Duress From Change Healthcare Cyberattack, DOJ Investigation

It was a turbulent start to the year for the health care giant UnitedHealth Group, driven by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare and a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust investigation. Amid the DOJ investigation, UnitedHealth Group’s planned acquisition of the home health company Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) came into focus, with reports circulating that […]