Therapy Survival Tips for PDGM

With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to move home health payment away from existing therapy thresholds and toward patient characteristics in 2020, providers will need to break down silos within their own operations if they want to be successful. Generally, many providers have often relied on a therapy-driven model, which has been a big […]

Why Home Care Disruptors Shouldn’t ‘Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater’

Launched in May, Family Directed is the Louisville, Kentucky-based tech-enabled home care provider that’s breathing new life into HomeHero. Co-founded with former Almost Family CEO William Yarmuth, Family Directed is building its business in the name of transparency, hoping to give home care clients more information about the care services they’re signing up for. Unlike […]

Data Analytics Arms Race Continues Ahead of PDGM

With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) less than four months away, agencies continue to prepare for the biggest reimbursement change the industry has seen in about 20 years. Technology and data providers are rolling out tools to help agencies rise to the challenge. Most recently, WellSky launched a new data analytics solution […]

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 […]

Remote Patient Monitoring Company Health Recovery Solutions Raises $10M

As the health care industry continues to place increased value on lowering hospital readmission rates and curbing costs, companies that aid in those efforts are making a name for themselves — especially among investors. Such is the case for Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), who recently received a $10 million Series B investment from Edison Partners. […]

American Well CMO: We Haven’t Yet Reached Telehealth’s Tipping Point

Widespread use of telehealth throughout the U.S. health care system — and especially in home-based senior care — hasn’t yet reached its tipping point, American Well Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Antall told Home Health Care News. But new survey findings released Tuesday suggest it may be coming in the not-too-distant future. “Perhaps it’s both […]

Senior Helpers Telemedicine Pilot Helps Cut Costs, Reduce ER Trips

Telemedicine has the potential to more regularly and affordably connect older adults to their doctors, but several barriers still exist preventing its widespread adoption. Perhaps the biggest: seniors’ own embrace of technology. Home care agencies can help turn that tide — and Senior Helpers is showing the industry how. The Baltimore-based in-home care franchise powerhouse […]