Bayou Home Care Owner: It Takes More Than Quality Care to Keep Home Health Businesses Alive

In the past, home health providers could almost exclusively focus on quality of patient care, sit back and watch their businesses thrive. Today, there are far more variables to factor into the equation for operational success. That’s according to registered nurse Donald Lirette, who also happens to serve as executive director and owner of Bayou […]

Tech-Powered Therapy Provider Nets $9M, Targets Home Health Industry Amid PDGM Disruption

Home health providers struggling with the delivery of therapy services may soon have increased access to an up-and-coming telerehab tool that’s promising to disrupt the traditional physical therapy model. Sword Health, a tech-enabled physical therapy provider, announced that it has received $9 million more in funding for its Series A round. The additional funds bring […]

Despite Benefits, Reimbursement Roadblocks Still Slowing In-Home Telehealth Adoption

Despite the benefits of telehealth services, the general lack of reimbursement under Medicare has created persistent roadblocks when it comes to widespread adoption among U.S. home health providers. Over the past several years, telehealth services have proven their value when it comes to improving access to care for patients and lowering overall health care costs. […]

Telehealth Program for CHF Patients Helps Mercy Home Health Cut Re-Hospitalization Rate to 5.26%

Mercy Home Health — the Medicare-certified home health arm of the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic health system — has grown by 45% over the past five years. That strong growth has come despite an increasingly complex home health patient population nationwide and added financial pressure from Medicare. Using telemedicine to drastically curb hospital readmissions has been […]

VNA Health Group Receives $2.5 Million; AlayaCare Acquires Arrow Solutions

VNA Health Group awarded $2.5 Million grant The Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has received a $2.5 million grant from the Parker Foundation Inc. — for the second consecutive year. VNA Health Group is one of the largest independent, nonprofit providers of home-based health services in New Jersey and Ohio. The Holmdel, New Jersey-based organization […]

Medalogix CEO: Predictive Analytics Without Clinical Judgement Is ‘Irresponsible Use of Technology’

Last week, Home Health Care News highlighted widespread reports of home health therapy layoffs and visit reductions following the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). While therapy-visit reductions are tied to a number of factors, some stakeholders have specifically called attention to what they see as an over-reliance on predictive analytics tools and an […]

FirstLight CEO Charts Course Toward Telehealth Expansion, Medicare Advantage Contracting

FirstLight Home Care recorded another year of strong growth in 2019, thanks partly to an uptick in national accounts and its work with employee-assistance programs (EAPs). The Cincinnati-based in-home care franchise company plans to double down on those areas in 2020, while also making progress on its Medicare Advantage (MA) efforts and FirstLight Health Solutions […]

Honor Confirms Non-Caregiver Layoffs, Maintains 2020 Growth Goals

Honor — the technology-enabled in-home care provider that partners with traditional agencies through the Honor Care Network — is laying off 35 employees. The company confirmed the layoffs in an email sent to Home Health Care News on Friday. The San Francisco Chronicle was the first to report the layoff news. Founded in 2014, the […]