[Sponsored] 3 Questions Home Care Agencies Should Ask About EVV

New Year’s Day brought a new era for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), as the 21st Century Cures Act ushered in the mandate that all states must implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services (PCS) that require in-home care visits. States that fail to do so are subject to incremental Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) […]

[Sponsored] 6 Stunning Home Care Staffing Statistics and How Scheduling Technology Can Help

When CEO Brandi Kurtyka of myCNAjobs looks at the staffing challenges facing home care today, she sees a landscape that demands new solutions. “The challenge is we’re operating in a market with historically low unemployment — it’s the lowest it’s been since 1969,” Kurtyka said recently in a webinar about how technology can solve staffing […]

AlayaCare Acquires Procura; The Pennant Group Lands New Home Health Agency

AlayaCare announced Friday it has acquired Procura, a division of Complia Health and one of AlayaCare’s largest global competitors. Separately, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) also announced an acquisition of its own.  For AlayaCare, the newly announced deal continues the Montreal-based company’s aggressive growth strategy and lays the groundwork for 2020, founder and CEO Adrian […]

[Sponsored] How Point of Care Technology Helps Health Care Providers Maximize Claims Reimbursements

Home health care providers want to improve their patients’ lives and create a care experience that is patient-centered and second-to-none. They also want to get paid. And today, with rising patient volume and increased regulatory requirements — including Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and the forthcoming implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — the challenges […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Leveraging CMS Patient Experience Surveys

Date: May 1, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ETRegister Now The CMS patient-experience surveys were created to improve the quality of health care across the U.S., but for many health care providers, the path to that improvement may begin with a headache. These surveys, many of which are part of the Consumer Assessment of […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Leveraging CMS Patient Experience Surveys

Date: May 1, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ETRegister Now The CMS patient-experience surveys were created to improve the quality of health care across the U.S., but for many health care providers, the path to that improvement may begin with a headache. These surveys, many of which are part of the Consumer Assessment of […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Leveraging CMS Patient Experience

Date: May 1, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ETRegister Now The CMS patient-experience surveys were created to improve the quality of health care across the U.S., but for many health care providers, the path to that improvement may begin with a headache. These surveys, many of which are part of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare […]

Report of EVV ‘Firestorm’ Draws Home Care Industry Pushback

The rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV) for home care has created a “firestorm” of complaints in Ohio, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. However, that news story painted an incomplete picture, some home care providers and EVV vendors have told Home Health Care News. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, […]

Business Briefs: MatrixCare Buys SigmaCare

MatrixCare Acquires EHR Vendor SigmaCare MatrixCare, a long-term care software services provider, has acquired SigmaCare, an electronic health record (EHR) technology vendor for the long-term post-acute care market. MatrixCare also provides EHR software. Its customer base includes about 12,000 facility-based care settings and more than 2,000 home care agency offices throughout the U.S. SigmaCare customers will immediately be […]

Movers & Shakers: Sodexo’s New CEO

Sodexo Appoints New CEO  Sodexo, a quality of life services provider with more than 100 services, has named its current CEO of benefits and rewards services and personal and home services, and group chief digital officer, Denis Machuel, to succeed Michael Landel as CEO and chairman of the executive committee, effective January 2018. Landel announced his […]