CareCentrix, Cigna Accused of Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Insurance giant Cigna (NYSE: CI) and home health coordination company CareCentrix have been accused of a fraudulent billing scheme, in which beneficiaries were allegedly overcharged for in-home medical equipment. Bloomfield, Connecticut-based Cigna is the fourth-largest U.S. health insurance company, according to Forbes. It contracts with other organizations that offer certain services and products to Cigna […]

Business Briefs: Ensign Acquisition, LHC Group

Ensign Group Acquires Nevada Hospice Operations The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG), the parent company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health care, hospice care and assisted living companies, has acquired a hospice provider serving Southern Nevada through a subsidiary of its home health and hospice portfolio, Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc. The […]

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution is Coming for Home Health

When ads appear in a web browser with an uncanny match to the viewer’s interests, it’s a result of predictive analysis through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology. CareCentrix, a home health coordination company that works with payors and providers to create managed care networks, is using the same science to collect and assess data […]

Business Briefs: Kinnser Software Merges with Mediware

Kinnser Software Merges with Mediware Kinnser Software, an Austin, Texas-based software technology company in the post-acute care space, is merging with Mediware, a company that offers software solutions for home health and hospice providers. Mediware, which is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, is purchasing Kinnser from Insight Venture Partners, according to a press release. The transaction is expected to close […]

Former CareCentrix Employee Continues Fight in Data Breach

In an ongoing battle of a data beach of information on up to 2,000 employees at CareCentrix, one employee whose information was compromised has fought back against the company’s attempt to dismiss the case. In March 2016, CareCentrix admitted to its current and former employees that 2015 IRS statements had been hacked by an unauthorized […]

Business Briefs: Seniorlink Receives $7.5M in Funding

Seniorlink Receives $7.5M from NewSpring The health care funding company, NewSpring Health Capital, from the family of private equity funds, NewSpring Capital, has invested $7.5 million in Seniorlink, Inc., a creator in solutions for caregivers across the country. Seniorlink, founded in 2000, plans to use the funds to continue developing its coaching and collaboration platform, Vela. […]

Business Briefs: Care Finders’ Acquisitions

Care Finders Completes Two More Acquisitions Care Finders Total Care, a New Jersey-based home health care company, has completed two more acquisitions, bringing the total number of acquisitions the company has completed to 10 over the last 24 months. Care Finders acquired Wayne, New Jersey-based Emerald Health Care Services and Morris Plains, New Jersey-based Family […]

Editor’s Picks: The Home Health Jobs Update

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? This week, we had mixed data about the home health care job market to share with our readers. The good: The home health industry was the fastest growing job market in health care over the last 12 months. However, nurses are fleeing the industry in […]

Joint Replacement Bundles Create Showcase for Home Health

The April 1 start of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model could spell bad news for the 60% of participating hospitals that are likely to lose money. But it’s also a “tremendous opportunity” for home health agencies, according to CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll. Hartford, Connecticut-based CareCentrix acts as a partner for home health […]

Business Briefs: CareCentrix, Vistria Group

CareCentrix Extends Contract with Cigna CareCentrix, a company that provides support and coordination for patients and their families that need home health care services, has extended its contract with Cigna, a global health service company and CareCentrix’s longest standing client since 1996. The contract extension is for two years, and will continue to give Cigna’s […]