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 […]

The Top 10 Largest Home Health Providers in 2019

Regulatory changes and renewed interest from private equity firms has had a major impact on the home health market over the past few years. That impact is easily observed just by looking at the list of largest home health providers in 2019. In order, Kindred at Home, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. […]

Encompass Health Latest Home Health Giant to Invest in Medalogix

Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) has made a minority investment in predictive analytics firm Medalogix. Regulatory changes and staffing shortages driving the need for increased efficiency in home health and hospice motivated the investment, according to Encompass Health Chief Strategy Officer Luke James. “As we look out into the future, [we’re excited about] having a direct […]