WellSky Tries to Bridge Gap Between Payers and Providers with REACH

The shift to value-based care can sometimes be seen as a challenge for the tens of thousands of home-based care providers that operate in the U.S. But WellSky is trying to make sure it can be viewed more as an opportunity. The Overland Park, Kansas-based health care software company recently launched WellSky REACH, which it […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 Reportedly Considering $150 Million Honor Investment

Honor — the technology-driven home care services provider already backed by Andreessen Horowitz — may soon have even more firepower to work with.  A sequel to the world’s largest investment fund focused on technology, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 is reportedly in talks to invest roughly $150 million in Honor, according to a Thursday report from […]

Best Buy Floats Lofty In-Home Health Care Goals in 5-Year Plan

Electronics retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is planning to rapidly scale its health care segment, which is broadly aimed at helping seniors age in place through remote patient monitoring. The Rochester, Minnesota-based company reemphasized its focus on increasing the amount of seniors they serve on a third-quarter earnings call with investors and analysts last […]

VNSNY Partners with Netsmart; CareAcademy and AlayaCare Team Up

Visiting Nurse Service of New York partners with Netsmart Health information technology company Netsmart has partnered with the population health division of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is one of the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations in the U.S., serving more than 44,000 patients a day. Overland Park, […]

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 […]