Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes

Home-based care providers have faced many headwinds over the past few years. They’ll continue to do so in 2024. But uncertainty has also plagued providers, and there may be less of that this year. Providers know the threat of fee-for-service Medicare cuts. They know Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration is an unstoppable force. They know staffing […]

Bayada, FirstLight, Aveanna Leaders Divulge Their Best Tech Investment Tips

For home-based care providers, investing in technology is complicated, cumbersome and necessary. One of the most difficult issues for leaders is sifting through all of the solutions out there and choosing the ones that fit their businesses. That’s why, before considering what technology to invest in, providers should map out their overarching strategies. “First, let’s […]

‘It’s Not Just The Payer’s Fault’: Aveanna CEO Jeff Shaner On Listening To Health Plans

In terms of home-based care providers’ relationship with payers, Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAH) CEO Jeff Shaner believes that the next few years will be “transformative.” Providers will have to be intentional in their agreements to reach the future success they desire, Shaner believes. He said so on Tuesday during a panel discussion at […]

AccentCare Names Chief Financial Officer; Aveanna Promotes New Chief Revenue Officer

AccentCare appoints Saurabh Gupta as its CFO AccentCare has named Saurabh Gupta as its new chief financial officer. The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2024. Prior to this appointment, Gupta was CFO at Envision Medical Group. Before that, he served as senior vice president for financial planning and analysis at Steward Health Care, one of […]

The ROI of Caregiver Training

From technology and onboarding to company policies and procedures, training is the industry-agnostic backbone of every process and job function within an organization. However, in a highly regulated industry like home-based care, which is facing some of the greatest staffing pressures in recent history, the role of training expands beyond the walls of the organization, […]

As 2024 Nears, Large Home Health Providers Are Cementing Their MA Strategies

Home health providers’ battle for fair reimbursement from Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be a “generational battle,” and not one they will win overnight. But, at least for larger home health providers, their strategies in that battle are much more definitive than they were even a few years ago.  Luke James, the president of VitalCaring, […]

Train to Retain: How to Build a Strategy Around Training

Recruitment and retention pose formidable challenges for home-based care operations, and every aspect of the employee experience — from onboarding to career pathing — offers new opportunities to mitigate the impact of today’s staffing crisis. Training is a key focal point, and with the pervasive integration of innovative technology across the industry, many providers are […]