Contradictory Policymaking Has Led To Costlier Care: The Future of Health Care Is In The Home

The following is an op-ed submitted by: Ken Albert, CEO, Andwell Health Partners; David Causby, CEO, Gentiva; Marcylle Combs, CEO, MAC Legacy; Brent Korte, CEO, Frontpoint Health; John Olajide, CEO, Axxess; Billy Simione, Managing Principal, SimiTree; Jennifer Sheets, the former CEO of Interim HealthCare; Susan Ponder-Stansel, CEO, Alivia Care; David Totaro, Chief Government Affairs Officer, […]

Home Health Providers Have Been ‘Left On The Outside Looking In’ With Interoperability

Home health providers — and other long-term and post-acute care organizations — haven’t kept pace with other care settings when it comes to interoperability. That’s according to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Overall, the report found that 80% home health organizations and nursing homes are implementing […]

Transactions: Elevance Health To Acquire Paragon Healthcare; New Day Healthcare Buys Compassion Hospice

Elevance Health to acquire infusion provider Paragon Healthcare Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV) announced that it has plans to acquire the infusions services company Paragon Healthcare. The acquisition opens up the opportunity for Elevance members to receive more in-home care. “The acquisition of Paragon Healthcare will deepen our capabilities around providing affordable, convenient access to specialty […]

Home Health Providers Must Lean Into Mitigation Strategies To Combat CMS Cuts

It’s been almost a month since the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2024 home health payment rule, and providers and industry stakeholders are still critical of the federal agency’s misconceptions about home health. With cuts coming, operators must lean on mitigation strategies to prepare. That’s one key takeaway from […]

Alternative Home Care Employment Models: From Workforce Sharing to Self-Directing Strategies

This article is sponsored by Axxess. This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Lucas O’Connell, VP of Operations at AssuranceSD, Francesca Rinaldo, head of clinical strategy for home care at Sharecare, and Christina Andrews, senior director of professional services at Axxess. This discussion took place on August 30, 2023 during […]

A Few Ways Home-Based Care Providers Are Leveraging Staffing Technology

Home-based care providers continue to look toward technology to address workforce issues. While there’s no silver bullet, those providers are gaining traction. One of the companies that believes it is uncovering new ways to optimize care through technology is Atlanta-based Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR). “One of the things that we leverage our technology for at CareLinx […]

‘This Has Been Haunting Us’: How Sloppy Cost Reporting Leads To Home Health Payment Cuts

It’s easy for home health agencies to point the finger at the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for slashing reimbursement rates. However, some argue that agencies also should take a close look in the mirror, with a point of reflection being around cost reporting. “These cuts that we’re getting — and the […]

Future In Focus: Deborah R. Hoyt, Senior Vice President Of Public Policy, Axxess

It’s time that policymakers and payers see the value of home-based care as more than the “piggy bank” for the U.S. health care system. That’s according to Deborah Hoyt, senior vice president of public policy for Dallas-based home health, hospice, palliative and home care technology company Axxess. In this Future in Focus interview, Home Health […]

Future In Focus: Tim Ingram, Executive Vice President Of Interoperability, Axxess

Home-based care has come a long way since 2020. But for the industry to rise to the next level and better leverage innovative technologies, a greater degree of interoperability is needed, according to Tim Ingram, executive vice president of interoperability at Dallas-based home health, hospice, palliative and home care technology company Axxess. In this Future […]