Payers Continue To Take Short-Sighted View Of Home Health Care

Home health providers want better rates and arrangements from Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The plans, on the other hand, sometimes still can’t figure out what they want from providers. Some of the largest home health companies have begun to make headway with MA plans. “I think the payers are recognizing that this is not a […]

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, […]

‘Perpetuity Of Uncertainty’: Home Health Providers Await Another Poor Payment Proposal While Left In Limbo On Massive Clawbacks

The Medicaid Access Rule has been finalized, with six years until the implementation of the 80-20 provision. There’s no time to rest for home-based care providers and advocates on the regulation front, however. Summer is near, and that means so is the home health proposed payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Home Health Agencies Keep Getting Hit by Cyberattacks

Preferred Care Home Health Services found unusual activity within its email services in April. On Monday, it notified individuals that personal information may have been exposed during a data-security incident tied to that email activity. Among the information hacked may have been names, dates of birth, contact information, and Social Security or driver’s license numbers, […]

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 […]

Disrupt Podcast #21: David Baiada, CEO of Bayada Home Health Care

The 21st episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! With its transition to a nonprofit model over the past couple years, Bayada Home Health Care has been busy. Next up for the billion-dollar home-based care provider? Finding new ways to do — and pay for — what it does best.   In this episode of […]