Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice Rebrands To ‘Andwell Health Partners’

The Maine-based Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice is rebranding to “better reflect its evolutions and future,” and will be operating under the name Andwell Health Partners moving forward. “As we continue to grow and evolve, we realized that the name Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice no longer accurately reflected who we are, where we are […]

Former Amedisys CEO Named Chairman Of Careforth Board; Aveanna Announces New Chief Legal Officer And Secretary

Careforth names new chairman of the board Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) veteran Paul Kusserow is serving as Careforth’s chairman of the board. Boston-based Careforth is a family caregiver support platform. The company recently announced that it was able to lower adverse health event occurrences and keep seniors out of costlier settings. Currently, Kusserow also serves […]

For Home Health Providers, Interoperability ‘Wins’ Have Become Crucial For Referral Relationships, Bottom Lines

For patients and providers, working through the post-acute health care system in the U.S. is a tall task. It often involves a wide range of providers and vendors. There’s lots of talk around interoperability in these circles, but that goal of seamless coordination is generally not met on the ground. Generally, interoperability refers to the […]

The Business Case For Expanding Into Behavioral Health Care

Home health providers have delved into different service lines during COVID-19. Among those are high-acuity care, such as hospital-at-home and SNF-at-home programs, palliative care and respite care. But one set of services, in particular, is beginning to make more sense for home health providers to offer: behavioral health. Strategically, expanding into behavioral health makes sense […]

‘We’re in the Fight’: The Preserving Access to Home Health Act Is Introduced in the Senate

A new bill that would prevent the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from reducing home health payments this year – and until 2026 – was introduced in the Senate Monday afternoon. Dubbed The Preserving Access to Home Health Act, the bill was introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), […]

Androscoggin CEO Ken Albert: COVID-19 Has Caused a Complete Shift in Our Operational Paradigm

Founded in 1966, Androscoggin Home Healthcare+Hospice is the largest, nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of Maine. In recent years, Androscoggin has also expanded into palliative care, transitional care and more, according to CEO and President Ken Albert. The provider has long been bullish on telehealth, too, signing its first […]