CVS Leveraging Health Care Services Segment To ‘Leapfrog’ Its Peers

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) held its investor day Tuesday, which included company leaders’ ambitious plan for the future. That plan includes a synchronization of its health care delivery arm with the rest of the enterprise, and that health care delivery arm, of course, includes home-based health care. “We said we wanted to be in primary […]

Aetna Bucks Medicare Advantage Trend, Continues To Invest In Home-Based Care Benefits

Funding for fee-for-service home health care and home- and community-based services ebbs and flows. But the payer source most likely to dictate the future of home-based care providers – across the board – is Medicare Advantage (MA). MA plans aren’t immune to tough rate environments, either. In fact, they’re in one right now. That’s one […]

With Signify Health Under Its Belt, CVS Health Continues To Get Creative

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is ramping up efforts around two of its most recently acquired home-based care and primary care assets. “We are scaling capabilities to accelerate growth at both Signify and Oak Street,” Karen Lynch, president and CEO of CVS Health, said during he company’s third-quarter earnings call Wednesday. CVS Health originally completed its […]

Best Life Brands Appoints New Chief Financial Officer; CVS Health CFO Announces Leave Of Absence

Best Life Brands names CFO Best Life Brands has appointed Kevin Vesely as its new chief financial officer. “We enthusiastically welcome Kevin to the Best Life Brands family to execute our continued success and financial health,” Best Life Brands CEO J.J. Sorrenti said in a press release. “His diverse experience, including private equity success and […]

Walgreens, CVS Health Are Banking On Home-Based Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) has invested a boatload of money into health care services and home-based care over the last three years. On Oct. 23, however, it will have a new leader. That change could affect the retailer’s home-based care plans, but maybe not in the way some expect. If anything, Walgreens will be […]

Home-Based Primary Care Can Lead To Modest Improvements In Avoidable Hospitalizations

The utilization of home-based primary care (HBPC) for high-need, high-cost patients could lead to lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations after two years of care. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. However, the study did not find any conclusive evidence that showed HBPC reduces avoidable hospitalizations in […]

Honor Expands Its Executive Leadership Team; New Executive Director Joins MedPAC

Honor make four new additions to its leadership team Four new executives recently joined Honor’s leadership team. The new additions to the team include: Linn Free, who was named senior vice president of operations; Stefan Haney, who was named senior vice president of growth technology; Mark Privett, who was named vice president of design; and […]

CVS Health CFO Shawn Guertin Takes Lead On Company’s Home-Based Care, Primary Care Initiatives

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) believes that its home-based care and primary care capabilities will unlock value and create long-term earnings power for the company. Karen Lynch – CVS Health’s CEO – outlined that vision at the Morgan Stanley’s 21st Global Healthcare Conference Tuesday. “As we step back and as we looked at all of our […]