Disrupt Podcast #17: Hear from April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Health Home Health & Hospice

The 17th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Encompass Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute health care services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of in-patient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. CEO April Anthony leads the […]

Encompass CEO: HHGM Threatens Home Health Margins

Encompass Home Health and Hospice, which is a segment of HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) and one of the nation’s largest home health providers, is sounding the alarm over a recently proposed rule that would overhaul the Medicare payment system and possibly drive some providers’ margins into negative territory. The July 25 proposal from the Centers for Medicare & […]

Monday Jump-Start: The Obamacare Replacement Bill

Happy Monday, Home Health Care Readers. After celebrating the first official summer weekend, catch up on all things home health and home care with our Monday Jump-Start. Last week, we clued you in to the news that an overhaul of the Medicare payment model could be coming down the pike in the near future, with […]

Webinar Last Chance: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Lessons from Encompass  Date: Wednesday, May 10 Time: 1:00pm Central Time Across the country, home health agencies are finding that Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements are no longer a steady and largely predictable revenue stream. To thrive today and in the future, agencies must navigate the uncharted waters of […]

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Lessons from Encompass  Date: Wednesday, May 10 Time: 1:00pm Central Time Across the country, home health agencies are finding that Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements are no longer a steady and largely predictable revenue stream. To thrive today and in the future, agencies must navigate the uncharted waters of […]

Encompass to Grow with $100 Million Home Health and Hospice Pipeline

Fresh off a strong ending to 2016, a major post-acute care provider is looking at 2017 with acquisitive eyes—to the tune of up to a $100-million home heath and hospice pipeline. HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, is continuing to ramp up its home health and hospice division two years […]

Editor’s Picks: $130 Million Medicare Cut, Brookdale’s ‘Corporate Raid’ Debacle

Happy November, Home Health Care News readers! It’s officially Home Care & Hospice Month, according to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and with the presidential election only days away, caregiver issues are on the national conscience. Our most-read stories this week were about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) […]

Encompass Bets It Can Win on CJR Bundles in 2017

Two years after HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) acquired Encompass Home Health and Hospice for $750 million, the combination is paying off and moving into new territory. The home health segment of HealthSouth posted adjusted earnings of $25.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, a 25% year-over-year increase. Moving forward—under a new CEO—HealthSouth will begin […]

3 Home Health Providers Earn Top Workplace Honors

Headlines about retention challenges in home health and home care might create the impression that agencies are not great places to work. But at least a few standouts challenge this notion—including the home health companies that appear on this year’s Fortune rankings of the top 20 workplaces in health care. Dallas-based Encompass Home Health and […]