AccentCare Appoints New Chief Medical Officer; Modivcare Names 2 C-Suite Leaders

AccentCare’s new CMO AccentCare has promoted Dr. Balu Natarajan to the roles of executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO), effective immediately. “In his almost two decades with our company, Dr. Natarajan has been an invaluable asset to our team, demonstrating exceptional leadership and medical expertise,” AccentCare CEO Laura Tortorella said in a statement. […]

How AccentCare Is Using Communication, Career Development To Address Caregiver Burnout

As the home-based care industry continues to evolve, enhancing the well-being of employees and addressing caregiver burnout remains a top priority for providers. It’s not uncommon for caregivers to experience moments of feeling unsupported or undervalued. That can often lead to a sense of disconnection within the company from the bottom to the top. To […]

AccentCare Names Chief Financial Officer; Aveanna Promotes New Chief Revenue Officer

AccentCare appoints Saurabh Gupta as its CFO AccentCare has named Saurabh Gupta as its new chief financial officer. The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2024. Prior to this appointment, Gupta was CFO at Envision Medical Group. Before that, he served as senior vice president for financial planning and analysis at Steward Health Care, one of […]

Getting To Know Laura Tortorella, The Next CEO Of AccentCare

AccentCare announced late Thursday that its CEO, Steve Rodgers, would be stepping down. Rodgers is a long-time veteran in the industry, and to see him go is large news in itself. “Looking back to where we started and seeing where we stand now, I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished, and I look forward […]

How Home Health Providers Are Maintaining Positive Referral Relationships Amid Historically High Rejection Rates

With referral rejection rates skyrocketing to new highs in recent years, home health providers have to be more intentional about maintaining strong relationships with referral sources. In 2022, the industry saw a 76% referral rejection rate, compared to 54% in 2019, according to WellSky data. With this in mind, providers are employing a number of […]

Home-Based Care Providers Break Down ‘Unintended Consequences’ Of CMS’ Proposed Medicaid Rule

A proposed rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – which would require at least 80% of Medicaid reimbursement for home- and community-based services go toward worker compensation – received over 2,100 submissions during its public comment period. Many of the comments included gratitude and appreciation for CMS regarding its efforts […]

‘We Will Be Paying For This For Years’: 8 Home Health C-Suite Leaders Sound Off On ‘Alarming’ Medicare Cuts

At the end of last month, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its home health proposed payment rule for 2024. The proposal, almost immediately, drew a negative response from key home health stakeholders. The main headline was CMS’ decision to propose a home health payment decrease of 2.2%. The proposal also […]