As 2024 Nears, Large Home Health Providers Are Cementing Their MA Strategies

Home health providers’ battle for fair reimbursement from Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be a “generational battle,” and not one they will win overnight. But, at least for larger home health providers, their strategies in that battle are much more definitive than they were even a few years ago.  Luke James, the president of VitalCaring, […]

‘Plans Are Very Bullish’ On Addus’ Value-Based Care Proposals, Leaders Say

Despite the fee-for-service rate environment, Addus Homecare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) is bullish long term on home health care, which represents its smallest segment of business. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. What Addus is really in on is home health care alongside personal care, which it can offer across Illinois, New Mexico and Tennessee. […]

Stronger Personal Care Hiring Is Paying Dividends For Addus

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has reduced turnover and delivered on important acquisitions over the past few months. Still, a home- and community-based services (HCBS) proposed rule is hanging over its head. That rule, of course, includes the 80/20 provision, which would see the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate that 80% of […]

Controlling The Controllables: Home Health Giants Improving MA Contracts, Staffing Amid Rate Cuts

The odds are stacked against home health providers. Even while more care is heading to the home, providers have three fundamental problems. The first is that there is an insufficient workforce to meet demand. The second and third are both rate-related. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is actively reducing home health reimbursement […]

How Home-Based Care Providers Can Harness The Power Of CMS’ New Dementia Care Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model this week. Stakeholders are already weighing in on how the model may affect home-based care agencies. “We’re very pleased with that announcement, and it is certainly something that we’re going to explore,” Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) COO […]

Addus Leaders Remain Bullish On Home Health Segment, Believe Payment Environment Will ‘Moderate’

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) is not as worried about the future of home health care. While home health providers across the country are scrambling to advocate against – and adjust to – payment rate cuts, Addus leaders are looking for more opportunities to broaden the company’s home health reach. They also believe the rate […]

Addus HomeCare Acquires Tennessee Quality Care In $106 Million Deal

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced Thursday that it has acquired Tennessee Quality Care — a home health, hospice and private duty nursing provider. The price tag was $106 million. Tennessee Quality Care serves an average daily census of about 1,800 patients through 17 locations, and was formerly owned by American Health Partners. The provider’s […]

7 Home Care Companies To Watch In 2023

The home care industry, so far, has had a relatively quiet 2023. Over the past few years, the home care space has been defined by ample private equity investment, aggressive provider roll-ups, exciting Medicare Advantage (MA) developments and innovative cross-continuum partnerships. There has been much less action this year, despite the continued focus on social […]