Future Leader: Sharon Vogel, Division Director of Strategy and Innovation of Skilled Nursing, Bayada Home Health Care

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit Future Leaders online. Sharon Vogel, division director of strategy and […]

Home-Based Care Operators Expect to Use Screening Tools ‘Far into the Future’

For Bayada Home Health Care, the idea of implementing a sensible COVID-19 screening process began with pieces of paper. After some brainstorming, the company began exploring more technology-savvy processes and, ultimately, landed on text messages. Originally thought to be an above-and-beyond type measure, the screening concepts Bayada ended up with may become not only the […]

Predicting COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on the Home Health Care Market

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and its unintended ripple effects were supposed to be the dominant story this year for the nation’s 12,000 or so Medicare-certified home health care providers. But the coronavirus has rewritten the script for 2020, throwing most of the industry’s previous projections out the window. While PDGM — implemented on Jan. […]

Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits

Despite significant roadblocks, the home health industry is getting closer to securing direct reimbursement for visits delivered via telehealth technology, industry insiders believe. Over the past two few months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the White House have taken numerous steps to ramp up the use of telehealth services during the […]

To Hire ‘More People Than Ever’ Amid COVID-19, Bayada Revives Vintage Advertising Campaign

As thunder crashes and lighting strikes, a curly-haired brunette climbs behind the wheel of a beige SUV, the side of which reads “Bayada.” “I’ll be there,” she says, right before hanging up her cell phone and driving off into the storm. “Their tradition was forged on the battlefield,” a booming voice narrates. “Today, they serve […]

Home-Based Care Advocates Call for Presumptive Eligibility, Direct Care Workers Fund

Securing direct reimbursement for telehealth visits and a Medicare rate increase are among the top advocacy priorities for home health providers during the coronavirus outbreak. While they share some common goals, home-based care providers that predominantly work under Medicaid have priority lists of their own. David Totaro is the chief government affairs officer for Moorestown, […]