Amedisys Adds New Board Member; UVMHN Tabs New President

Samuels joins the Amedisys board Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has named Ivanetta Davis Samuels to its board of directors. She became officially active in her role on Dec. 15. “I am excited to welcome Ivanetta and her vast leadership experience to our Board of Directors,” Amedisys CEO and President Paul Kusserow said in a statement. […]

Why In-Home Care Agencies Need to Rethink Their Staffing Strategies

Home-based care agencies have had to lean on technology during the COVID-19 crisis, whether they liked it or not. In some cases, that meant conducting remote visits, even if they weren’t reimbursable under Medicare rules. In other cases, it meant having staff work from home in this new, long-term COVID-19 reality. But telehealth platforms are […]

Griswold Continues Building Out Leadership Team; NAHC, HCAOA Announce Board Additions

Griswold adds to leadership team, board Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold Home Care has named Matt Ericksen director of sales and operations. In his new role, Ericksen will bring expertise in business development, compliance and recruitment to the team, according to the company. He was most recently the director of operations at BrightStar Care The Main […]

Growth During Uncertainty: How In-Home Care Providers View 2020 and Beyond

For most in-home care providers, the uncertainty caused by the impact of the public health emergency still casts a wide shadow. That’s according to recent findings from an Axxess-HHCN survey released earlier this week. The survey, conducted online from July 14 through Aug. 3, included responses from more than 300 home-based care professionals. Of those […]

Coronavirus Daily Update: Home Health OTs Given Assessment Power; CMS Proposes 2.6% Rate Increase for Hospice

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation strategies in this rolling bulletin. What […]

47% of Providers Believe COVID-19 Will Have a Negative Long-Term Impact on Their Businesses

The coronavirus is making it harder for home-based care providers to stay afloat, mainly by draining basic protective equipment and disrupting organizations’ staffing levels. More than 72% of home-based care professionals don’t have adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE), while more than half say their organizations are having staffing struggles. Meanwhile, nearly 58% of […]

Daily Pay Changing the Compensation Game for Rockaway Home Care

Daily pay tools — services that grant employees faster access to their earnings — have been met with both skepticism and praise within the context of curbing the caregiver crisis. But for New York-based Rockaway Home Care, they’ve been a major boon. The nonprofit agency, which has six home care locations across the greater New […]

Home Health Agencies See PDGM as Major Growth Opportunity

A joint survey from Dallas-based Axxess — a home health technology company — and advisory firm BKD reiterated that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and staffing are the dominant contemporary concerns among home health agencies. Released earlier this week, the 2020 Industry Trends Report collected responses from employees in many positions at both large and […]

Early Errors and Therapy Turmoil: Home Health Insiders Weigh In on PDGM’s Arrival

The long-awaited Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is finally here, marking the biggest home health reimbursement overhaul in two decades. PDGM officially launched on Jan. 1 after originally being proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2018. With changes to billing periods, therapy reimbursement and LUPAs, it’s the most significant shift […]