Shifting ACO Rules Create Uncertainty for Home Health Agencies

Home health agencies are still unsure what a recent overhaul of Medicare’s accountable care organization (ACO) program means for them. They will be affected, experts say, but how and to what extent remains unclear. Called “Pathways to Success,” the new policies for ACOs were announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about […]

ACO Bets Hospital at Home is The Future

Accountable care organization Atrius Health is betting big that hospital care will move into the home. To that end, Massachusetts-based Atrius recently partnered with Medically Home Group, a health care technology and service company based in Westport, Connecticut, that recently raised $4 million. As a Pioneer ACO that takes care of more than 740,000 patients […]

How Home Health Has Been Crucial to a Top ACO

The largest accountable care organization (ACO) in New England is a big believer in the home heath value proposition. Atrius Health, a nonprofit ACO with more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patents, works in tandem with VNA Care, one of the nation’s oldest home health care pagencies, tot produce better outcomes for patients and lower […]

Provider Brings Hospital Care to People’s Homes

Increasingly, providers are meeting consumer demand by offering more robust care in people’s homes. One company on the forefront of this trend is treating high acuity patients at home with a new model of care and the backing of venture capital. Medically Home, a Westport, Connecticut-based technology-enabled services company, brings together care providers—including home health—to […]

New VNA Care CEO Plans to Seize ACO Opportunities

The home health industry faced a few uncertainties and challenges within the past year, but for seasoned industry veteran Holly Chaffee, the “sky’s the limit” as she assumes her new post as president and CEO of Boston-based VNA Care. A subsidiary of Newton, Massachusetts-based Atrius Health, VNA Care is a non-profit provider of home health […]

Medically Home Raises $4 Million, Partners with Atrius

A new company that aims to bring hospital care into the home setting has raised $4 million in an investment round. Medically Home Group, a health care technology and service company based in Westport, Connecticut, has partnered with Atrius Health and its subsidiary VNA Care, and raised $4 million in a series A funding. Medically […]