Insurance Risks for At-Home Care Agencies and How to Address Them

As health care costs rise unsustainably and the aging population booms like never before, the need for affordable at-home care continues to grow. But from an insurance standpoint, providing that care could soon come with more risk and a higher price tag. “There’s no specific data that is publicly available that speaks to [at-home care […]

24Hr HomeCare, Honor Link Up with Cedars-Sinai to Curb Readmission Rates

A pilot program between Cedars-Sinai’s Medical Center, Honor and 24Hr HomeCare has evolved into a full-fledged partnership. The program between the three companies offers additional support to the Los Angeles-based hospital’s high-risk discharged patient population by extending Cedars-Sinai’s care management services through the use of non-clinical caregivers, referred to as “Care Extenders” under the partnership. […]

Care Indeed, Great Lakes Caring Among ‘Best Workplaces’ in Aging Services Sector

Fortune’s first-ever list of the top 50 workplaces in the aging services sector officially dropped on Thursday, giving several home-based care providers a chance to shine and flaunt their company culture. Care Indeed, Cherished Companions Home Care and 24Hr HomeCare are among the non-medical home care companies to make 2018’s top workplaces list, compiled by […]

Movers & Shakers: Amedisys Names Chief HR Officer

Amedisys Hires New Chief Human Resources Officer Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care company Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) announced Tuesday that it has found its new top HR officer. Sharon Brunecz will join Amedisys as chief human resource officer, replacing Larry Pernosky, who recently announced his retirement. Prior to joining Amedisys, Brunecz […]

Medicare Advantage Home Care Proposal Excites Providers, Payers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed adding non-skilled in-home care as a supplemental benefit to Medicare Advantage plans in 2019. The language of the proposal led to questions, still unanswered, about which specific services could be covered under MA plans. However, home care providers and insurance companies are interpreting the new […]

Red Flags for Rising Acuity in Home Care

Private duty home care offers many vital services for seniors who need services to age in place. But what happens when clients have a change in health and need more support? Private duty caregivers are often the first lines of defense against rising acuity levels, but there are some signs when a client needs more advanced care. Home […]

Business Briefs: Home Care Assist, Always Best Care

Home Care Assist Expands to Florida Home Care Assist, an online compatibility matching network for in-home care, expanded to South Florida. The company, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, already has a presence in Georgia and North Carolina. “Our entry into South Florida is a significant milestone as we work to provide unique advantages for […]

Business Briefs: Dignity Health, Select Medical to Combine Urgent Care Businesses

Dignity Health, Select Medical to Combine Urgent-Care Businesses   Dignity Health and Select Medical will combine their urgent-care businesses for better alignment of care delivery, Modern Healthcare reported on Oct. 23. Dignity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit providers in the U.S., while Select Medical is one of the largest operators of specialty hospital and outpatient rehabilitation […]