Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes

Home-based care providers have faced many headwinds over the past few years. They’ll continue to do so in 2024. But uncertainty has also plagued providers, and there may be less of that this year. Providers know the threat of fee-for-service Medicare cuts. They know Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration is an unstoppable force. They know staffing […]

A ‘Ticking Backwards Clock’: What Home Health Providers Are Realizing About The Rush Toward Risk

Home-based care insiders are looking on as outsiders come in and sweep up top assets within their industry. There’s the payers, like UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Humana (NYSE: HUM), that are doing so. Then there’s the retailers, such as CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA), Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) Amazon (Nasdaq: […]

Transactions: HouseWorks Acquires Care and Help Home Care; Pennant Bolsters Colorado Home Health Footprint

HouseWorks acquires Care and Help Home Care, Amedisys’ personal care division The Massachusetts-based HouseWorks is expanding its footprint in Pennsylvania by acquiring Care and Help Home Care. Care and Help Home Care is a privately-owned personal care provider serving the greater Philadelphia area. “We are excited to welcome the Care and Help team to the […]

Why ‘Name-Only’ Promotions May Fall Flat in Home Care

Companies across the United States are more frequently trying to recognize and retain their employees by offering promotions that come without raises attached. It may be a popular tactic, but it’s unlikely to work in the home health and home care industries, experts say. “It’s an interesting idea, but it gets really difficult when you […]

Florida Funding Cut Causes Confusion for Home Care Patients

Some Florida families are gearing up for the elimination of home care services provided under the state’s PACE program, which will experience a funding cut to its Hillsborough County program after Governor Rick Scott vetoed the $1.3 million in funding.  Local home care provider Chapters Health System decided to close its business citing funding cuts, […]