Must-Read News: Giving Hospice Accolades

After a long weekend, get a jump-start on your week with our Must-Read News flash. See what headlines caught our eye around the web. Keep reading to see our top stories on all things home health and home care from last week. The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a highlight of […]

Amedisys Expands in Kentucky, Executive Care Enters Virginia

Catch up on the latest business deals shaping the home health and personal care industry: Amedisys Adds Coverage Area in Kentucky Baton Rouge-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has acquired the right to operate in 10 counties in western Kentucky from Christian Care Communities, the state’s largest faith inspired provider of senior living, long-term care and […]

Amedisys Sees Opportunities In Competitors’ Mergers

If Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has any concerns as its competitors merge, executives didn’t show it during the company’s end-of-year earnings call Wednesday. Instead, the Baton Rouge-based company is looking forward to a year with few headwinds, and eyeing new opportunities amid industry consolidation and greater regulatory visibility. The merger between LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Almost […]

Medicare Advantage Home Care Proposal Excites Providers, Payers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed adding non-skilled in-home care as a supplemental benefit to Medicare Advantage plans in 2019. The language of the proposal led to questions, still unanswered, about which specific services could be covered under MA plans. However, home care providers and insurance companies are interpreting the new […]

Amedisys Heart Failure Program Cuts Hospital Readmissions

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has cut its acute care hospitalization rate over the last two years thanks to a focused program, the company announced Thursday. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys is one of the nation’s largest home health care providers, serving more than 369,000 patients annually across 432 care centers in 34 states. The heart failure […]

Top 10 Home Health and Hospice Providers

Despite regulatory and operational challenges within the home health and hospice industries, competition remains strong, as evidenced in Chicago-based research firm LexisNexis’ 2017 Top 100 Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rankings. The 2017 rankings were compiled by LexisNexis Risk Solutions utilizing 2016 medical claims and patient volume data from the company’s proprietary “MarketView” claims database, […]

Amedisys Implements Aggressive Plan for Retention, Hospice Growth

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is riding into the end of 2017 with a mission to grow its clinical and business development staff, as well as strengthen its stake in the hospice sector. While the third quarter saw several challenges—both on a personal front, as well as with industrywide woes concerning the Centers for Medicaid and […]

Scott Ginn Takes CFO Role at Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has named Scott Ginn as chief financial officer, the Baton Rouge-based home health care provider announced Friday. Gary D. Willis resigned his position as CFO and accessed an executive vice president and CFO position with another health care company, according to Amedisys. “Scott recently served as our chief accounting officer, and […]

Must-Read News: Hurricane Irma Hits Hard

Welcome back to another week, Home Health Care News readers. Catch up with our must-read news before diving into your Monday. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week. Over the weekend, the biggest news around the country was Hurricane Irma, which slammed into Florida. Read our coverage here. Around the Web  Texas […]