Home- and Community-Based Care Takes Center Stage in 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Designs

From national plans such as Humana and Cigna to smaller regional ones like SCAN Health Plan, a large number of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are set to expand their home- and community-based supplemental benefit offerings in 2020. While details remain somewhat sparse, plans officially began announcing their 2020 offerings Monday, ahead of the upcoming annual […]

Uber Health Eyes Meal Delivery, Caregiver-Driving Partnerships

When ride-hailing companies first came on the scene nearly 10 years ago, they were rarely — if ever — associated with health care. But today, both industry giants Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) have growing health care divisions that are frequent partners of home-based care providers. In our latest episode of Disrupt, Home […]

Home Health Companions Among Fastest-Growing Private Companies

This year’s edition of Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. featured a number of in-home care providers that have made jaw-dropping business gains. To earn a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, released earlier this month, companies had to be privately owned, U.S.-based and independent, meaning […]

Care To Stay Home, Senior Helpers, Assistance Home Care Among 2019’s ‘Best Workplaces’ in Aging Services

Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services list was released on Thursday, highlighting several home-based care companies that stand out in terms of company culture. Senior Helpers, 24 Hour Home Care and Compass Care are among the many non-medical home care companies to make 2019’s top workplaces list, compiled by analytics firm Great Place to Work. […]

6 Steps Home Care Providers Must Take to Succeed in Medicare Advantage

The recent rule changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have created a level of flexibility and creativity for home care participation that is nearly unchecked. For example, the final call letter for MA plan year 2020 notes that “MA organizations have broad discretion” in determining what’s called the “Special […]

Why 2020 Will Launch the Medicare Advantage Boom in Home Care

The Medicare Advantage revolution continues to grow — and starting in 2020, home care providers will reap the rewards. Through a series of law changes over the past decade, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Medicare’s move away from fee-for-service models and toward value-based […]

Aetna Working with CareLinx to Provide In-Home Services to Members

So far, health plans have been relatively tight-lipped about their strategies for offering in-home services and supports to members under expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) policies. They now appear to be finding their voice. On Wednesday, Aetna Medicare publicly announced for the first time it has teamed up with CareLinx and its nationwide network of more […]

Home Care Providers in These States May Be Best Positioned for Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment is expected to skyrocket in coming years, with more than one-third of Medicare beneficiaries currently signed up. But the pace of the great MA migration may be slower than originally anticipated — and vastly different across state lines. For home care providers, this means there could be fewer older adults with […]