Hurricanes Inflict Pain on Encompass Health in Midst of Steady Growth

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC), the nationwide post-acute care provider formerly known as HealthSouth Corp., posted another round of solid financial results this week for both of its major business segments. Encompass Health’s upcoming quarter may not be so steady, however, largely because of ongoing recovery efforts tied to Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Fallout from […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Helpers Adds Clinical Advisor, Encompass Health Names Regional President

Senior Helpers Names Geriatric Clinical Advisor In-home care provider Senior Helpers has appointed Dr. Alan Abrams as its geriatric clinical advisor. Maryland-based Senior Helpers is an in-home senior care provider with over 311 franchised businesses. The company was founded in 2002. “As an engaged clinician, leader and educator, Abrams has wide-ranging experience and outstanding reputation in […]

Amedisys Preps for Payment Shifts, Acquires Personal Care Agency

Home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) achieved strong financial results in the second quarter of 2018 and is bullish on a variety of industry trends and shifts, including major changes related to Medicare payments and ongoing consolidation across the post-acute care continuum. The company also announced that it has acquired Bring Care Home, which […]

Value-Based Purchasing Proposals May Signal Expanded Rollout

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) largely stole the show when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed payment rule earlier this month. But there were also some important and surprising positives within the rule’s 600 pages that home health providers shouldn’t ignore, industry executives and analysts say. The two most striking […]

Encompass Health Flags Top PDGM Concerns

Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) has two primary concerns with the proposed Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for Medicare home health payments. The Birmingham, Alabama-based organization is one of the largest home health providers in the nation, with more than 198 locations across the country. The company is also the largest inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) operator in […]

Must-Read News: Financial Literacy Tied to Lower ER Rates

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News audience. Get a jump-start on your week with our must-read news. See what headlines caught our eye around the web and keep reading to see our top stories from last week. A new study found that older adults with higher financial literacy tend to have lower hospitalization rates. The […]

Kindred, Humana Crack Fortune 500 List for 2018

Only two companies with strong home health ties—Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Humana (NYSE: HUM)—graced this year’s Fortune 500 list, but the industry as a whole appears to be inching its way closer to the top. The Fortune 500 list is an annual ranking of U.S. companies, both private and public, based on total revenues […]