New Company to Help Large Insurers Set Home Health Payments

Some home health providers in Pennsylvania will soon have their payments tied more closely to quality outcomes, as a major insurer joins forces with a newly formed and first-of-its-kind post-acute management company. The new venture, HM Home and Community Services LLC, stems from Allegheny Health Network (AHN), an integrated health care delivery system that serves 29 […]

Editor’s Picks: Beyond Readmissions

This week, our readers were keen on how home health house calls can reduce hospital admissions and care costs. They also wanted to know why one health network is looking beyond hospital readmission rates to form its home health partnerships. Here in the newsroom, we took notice of InnovAge’s decision to transition from a non-profit […]

Beyond Readmissions: Inside One Health Network’s Home Care Initiative

Reducing medical expenditures and lowering hospital readmission rates are only part of the equation when it comes to one health network’s all-encompassing home care initiative. More than anything, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is focused on maintaining control over the quality of care and services delivered once patients leave the hospital, made possible through […]

Editor’s Picks: Drones to Help Seniors Age in Place?

This week, Home Health Care News readers heard the latest about Amedisys, learned the status of improper home health Medicare payments and took a closer look at how one Pennsylvania health network has saved millions. Here in the newsroom, we’re intrigued by a roboticist at the University of Illinois, who believes small, autonomous drones may […]

Health Network Saves $5 Million Through Home Care Program

Amid a significant push to reduce hospital readmission rates and as new reimbursement initiatives unfold, one Pennsylvania health network has ramped up its home care program to better streamline its services, saving millions of dollars in the process. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network (AHN) launched its [email protected] program last year. Since then, AHN boosted its service offerings […]

Growing Regulatory, Financial Concerns Push Home Health Consolidations

As more regulatory pressures force consolidation among the health care industry as a whole, home health and hospice providers also are feeling the heat — joining forces to better compete in today’s evolving landscape. Most recently, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, better known as UPMC, announced it would be bringing Family Hospice & Palliative Care […]

Joint Venture Creates Second-Largest Home Health Provider in Western Pennsylvania

This week, officials from two Pennsylvania health care networks announced a joint venture that will combine the home health and hospice assets of each organization to create one of the largest post-acute providers in Western Penn. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Mars, Penn.-based Celtic Healthcare, Inc. proclaimed their joint venture formation Tuesday to create a […]