M&A and Financing Newsflash: Elara Caring’s Allen Health Services Acquires First Care of New York

Allen Health Care Services Finalizes Acquisition of First Care of New York Allen Health Care Services, a part of the Elara Caring network of companies, has acquired First Care of New York. Financial terms of the deal, announced last week, were not disclosed. Bronx, New York-based First Care serves nearly 900 patients mainly in the five boroughs […]

Movers & Shakers: Humana Appoints Regional President

Humana Names Former Home Health Exec as Regional President Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) appointed Matt Berger as regional vice president for Humana’s Louisiana and Mississippi Medicare markets, effective March 18. Berger has served in regional finance roles for Humana, including four years as its Medicare Central Division chief financial officer in Louisiana. Prior to joining […]

Copayment Woes Drive Agenda for Home Care Advocates

There’s another new regulation in the future for home health care that some in the industry are calling doomsday: copayments. Copayments for home health care, which were eliminated from Medicare several decades ago, have been reintroduced into the health care reform dialogue and could make a full come back, with some proposals placing implementation as […]