How Long-Term Care Insurance Billing Systems Boost Care Outcomes

2021 is the year of the home. Patients are becoming more comfortable using technology to receive care in the comfort of their own home while simultaneously becoming concerned about entering hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. And both hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are beginning to battle home health agencies for ownership of the at-home […]

Public Perception of In-Home Care Is ‘Through the Roof’

Most home health predictions for 2020 were marred by COVID-19. But now that the industry has dealt with a public health emergency for over eight months, insiders are trying their hand at 2021 — and hoping for less unpredictability this time around. Next year will undoubtedly be shaped by COVID-19’s effects. Specifically, the virus will […]

Why Technology Adoption Alone Won’t Help Home Health Providers

The unexpected challenges of 2020 have forced innovation and technology adoption upon the home health care industry, prompting progressive providers to move further into the future and for conservative ones to try something new. Beginning to apply new technology to an agency’s operations can be a challenge, though, and throwing money at the problem often […]

[Sponsored] 5 Benefits Cloud-Based Technology Brings to Home Infusion During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the home-based care industry, changes that agencies were already making to succeed in a value-based care model have taken on a new urgency. Innovative technologies are critical to help prioritize value-based data and seamless transitions to lower-cost care settings. For both economic and safety reasons, home care plays […]

Stuck in the Stone Age: 30% of Home-Based Care Providers Aren’t Using Technology Tools

The COVID-19 emergency has underscored how valuable technology can be when it comes to caring for seniors in their homes. But while home-based care providers are increasingly upping their use of various technology solutions to aid in their virtual care efforts, there is still a number of providers uncertain about the value-add such tools offer.  […]

Coronavirus Daily Update: Home Health OTs Given Assessment Power; CMS Proposes 2.6% Rate Increase for Hospice

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation strategies in this rolling bulletin. What […]

[Sponsored] How Telehealth Tools Are Keeping Care Providers and Patients Safe During COVID-19

On Sunday, March 22, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Department of Health announced that in-home caregivers had to be screened for COVID-19 before entering a client’s home, Stacy Marzik of Alliance Homecare immediately wondered how the company would screen its more than 300 caregivers. Marzik is operations manager at New […]

[Sponsored] How Technology is Driving Wellness in Home Care

The shift toward value-based care over the past decade has had several natural outcomes, including heightened attention on delivering care within the home and focusing on a person’s entire self as it pertains to care delivery. Improving outcomes in a value-based system brings a fusing of two fast-growing elements of home care: whole-person wellness and […]

AlayaCare Acquires Procura; The Pennant Group Lands New Home Health Agency

AlayaCare announced Friday it has acquired Procura, a division of Complia Health and one of AlayaCare’s largest global competitors. Separately, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) also announced an acquisition of its own.  For AlayaCare, the newly announced deal continues the Montreal-based company’s aggressive growth strategy and lays the groundwork for 2020, founder and CEO Adrian […]

VNSNY Partners with Netsmart; CareAcademy and AlayaCare Team Up

Visiting Nurse Service of New York partners with Netsmart Health information technology company Netsmart has partnered with the population health division of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is one of the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations in the U.S., serving more than 44,000 patients a day. Overland Park, […]