Savvy Home Health Providers May Look to Cash In on Behavioral Health, AI Interest

Despite the considerable headwinds that COVID-19 has created for the U.S. health care system, there are still a few sectors in which investment remains strong. Those areas include telehealth, behavioral health and artificial intelligence. Each has had steady backing since President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in mid-March, according to a new report […]

As COVID-19 Worsens Mental Health Conditions, Home Health Providers Refocus Their Operations

For many, the COVID-19 virus and accompanying shelter-in-place orders means a worsening of mental or behavioral health conditions. For seniors already grappling with depression or anxiety, the outbreak has likely only compounded issues further. With that in mind, many home health companies — including AccentCare and Elara Caring, two of the largest providers in the […]

AccentCare CEO: Nothing Quite Compares to COVID-19 Pandemic

Founded more than 20 years ago, AccentCare has been witness to SARS, H1N1 and a number of other outbreaks. Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) officially upgraded the COVID-19 outbreak to global pandemic status, AccentCare had begun implementing several measures to protect its staff while continuing to provide care for its patients. Dallas-based AccentCare […]

AccentCare Hires New CFO; BrightStar Care Names Chief Strategy Officer

AccentCare announces new chief financial officer Ryan Solomon is joining AccentCare Inc. as its new chief financial officer. Dallas-based AccentCare is a post-acute care organization that has more than 170 locations nationwide. Its service lines include skilled home health and personal care services, along with hospice care, private-duty nursing and care management. In his new […]

AccentCare CEO: Home Health Industry Still in ‘Teen Years,’ But Providers Are Growing Up Fast

In some ways, home health care is still in its teen years, according to AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers. Providers are making significant strides propping up home-based care as an essential component of the broader health care continuum, but they still have a ways to go. On this front, The Dallas-based AccentCare wants to lead by […]

Home Health Providers Lean into Wound Care in Post-PDGM World

One of the many changes brought on by the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the growing importance of wound care. Several home health providers are now preparing to lean into the wound care opportunity. Nationally, there is a growing need for wound care, as about 8 million Medicare beneficiaries have wound-related conditions. Last year, the […]

Advocate Aurora Puts Wound Care First with New PDGM Strategy

For home health providers trying to survive the fundamental shift that is the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), leveraging resources as efficiently as possible will be especially important. For Advocate Aurora Health’s post-acute care division, that means improving outcomes around wound care through enhanced training and education. It’s a clinical pathway several industry experts and consultants […]

Home Health Executive Forecast: 2020 Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

From the monumental Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the unexpected pre-payment phaseout to the expanding Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), 2019 was a whirlwind year for the home health industry. Those three regulatory hurdles — and other changes — likely set up an even more chaotic year in 2020. Home health industry insiders and top executives […]

LHC Group Adds Senior Medical Advisor; Interim Appoints EVP of People and Brand

LHC Group names senior medical advisor LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has named its former part-time chief medical officer, Dr. Benjamin Doga, as its new senior medical advisor. Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group and its 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, personal care and facility-based services to over 100,000 patients across the U.S. Dr. Doga, who […]