Payer Influence Growing in Home-Based Care

Another in-person event came and went this week, as Home Health Care News hosted its annual Capital+Strategy event in Arlington, Virginia. And as executives, analysts, private equity representatives and others gathered to discuss the state of home-based care, news dropped that UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is acquiring LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) and combining the […]

‘Better Systems, Better Controls and a Digitized Industry’: Analyzing PE’s Impact on Home-Based Care

In late March, members of Congress argued fervently that private equity did not belong in health care, with senior care being a particularly egregious case of trespassing. During a special House hearing, lawmakers addressed the dangers of PE firms digging their heels deeper into the long-term care space and how profit-driven motives can have an […]

‘Nothing Is Recession-Proof’: What an Economic Downturn Means for Home-Based Care Providers

While the U.S. economy has sunk into its first official recession since 2008, home-based care experts are largely confident in the industry’s ability to withstand emerging economic hardships. In fact, “recession-proof” is the term many often use. Soaring demand, an evolving payment landscape and shifting consumer demographics may protect home-based care providers from too much […]

Home Health Executive Forecast: 2020 Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

From the monumental Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the unexpected pre-payment phaseout to the expanding Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), 2019 was a whirlwind year for the home health industry. Those three regulatory hurdles — and other changes — likely set up an even more chaotic year in 2020. Home health industry insiders and top executives […]