Walgreens To Reduce Physical Footprint, Continue Health Care Services Focus

Following its move to decrease VillageMD’s physical footprint, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) seems to be doubling down on its decision. “We don’t have plans to continue to invest in brick and mortar-owned primary care practices,” Mary Langowski, the president of U.S. Healthcare, said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday. VillageMD is […]

How Integrated Home Care Services Unlocks Value-Based Care For Home-Based Care Providers

Though it has become more common for larger home-based care providers to enter and find success in value-based care arrangements, so many small- to mid-sized companies still struggle in this area. Helping these kinds of home-based care companies see success in these arrangements has become Integrated Home Care Services’ sweet spot as a driver of […]

Addus Leaders Believe More Personal Care Will Help Payers With Medical Loss Ratio

Over the past 12 months, the leaders at Addus HomeCare Corp. (Nasdaq: ADUS) have been increasingly vocal about the company’s involvement in value-based care. The company has established several value-based arrangements across the country, in places like New Mexico, Illinois and Arizona. “There may be a little bit of difference between them, but I think […]

CMMI’s Proposed TEAM Model Offers Another Risk-Based Opportunity For Home Health Providers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new proposed model that will undoubtedly affect home health providers, and also allow them the opportunity to get more involved in value-based care initiatives. The Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), which would eventually be mandatory if finalized, would have selected acute […]

CMS’ ACO Primary Care Flex Model Could Offer Home-Based Care Providers Risk-Based Opportunity

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary model Tuesday – centered around primary care providers – that could offer home-based care providers more opportunity to dive into risk-based care. Dubbed the ACO Primary Care Flex Model (ACO PC Flex Model), it will provide one-time advanced shared savings payments and monthly […]

CenterWell President Sanjay Shetty: ‘It’s Time To Give Home Health Its Due’

CenterWell President Dr. Sanjay Shetty knows home health care is an extremely valuable service. Unlike many other leaders, he’s in the position to prove it. For close to a year now, Shetty has led Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) health care services division, which includes CenterWell Home Health, CenterWell Primary Care and CenterWell Pharmacy. Previously, he was […]

Value-Based Care Capabilities Already Becoming ‘Table Stakes’ For Home-Based Care Providers

In order to be successful moving forward, home-based care providers will need to understand the value-based care landscape and be prepared to operate in this space. That’s one key takeaway from a new report released by Transcend Strategy Group, an at-home care-focused growth strategy firm. The report is an overview of value-based care’s history, as […]