As Home Health Providers Integrate Services, Vendors and Consultants Follow Suit

TPG Capital portfolio company Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced last week that it’s acquiring the long-standing home health and hospice consulting group Fazzi Associates. To some degree, the transaction—which marks one of the few instances where a software business buys up a consulting firm—is reflective of the broader home health, personal care and hospice landscape. […]

Fazzi Associates Acquired by TPG-Owned Software Company Mediware

Software company Mediware has acquired Fazzi Associates, a firm that provides consulting and other services to the home care and hospice industry. Mediware is a portfolio company of TPG Capital, a private equity giant that also owns a stake in the nation’s largest home health and hospice provider. Northampton, Massachusetts-based Fazzi serves more than 1,400 […]

Greater Proportion of Home Health Agencies Earn 5-Star Rating

About 5% of U.S. home health agencies earned a 5-star rating for quality of patient care in the latest update to the Home Health Compare website, which occurred on April 11. That’s an uptick from 4% as of January 2018. The percentage of 4.5-star agencies also increased in that time period, from 10% to 12%, […]

Agencies Show Improvements on Home Health Compare

Home health care agencies are showing some improvements in quality, according to the latest update from Home Health Compare. Home Health Compare, which is provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), enables consumers to compare home health care agencies and view their star ratings, which are based on a national survey from […]

Must-Read News: Star Ratings Unchanged in Q3

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. It’s the start of a new week and, believe it or not, we’re just days away from the start of a new month! But before we close the books on October, here is our weekly roundup of our must-read news. This Week in Review At the top of […]

Movers & Shakers: Well Care Home Health, PreparedHealth

Well Care Home Health Appoints Kipple to New Senior Leadership Role Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health has appointed Robin Kipple, RN, BSN as its new senior director of population health and clinical integration. Well Care Home Health provides home care and nursing and rehabilitation services to residents throughout the state. In her new […]

New Home Health Jobs Available on HHCN

The Home Health Care News Job Board caters to industry professionals in home health, private duty and senior care to help put your company’s name and jobs in front of our subscribers. Post your job today and reach the most progressive and up-to-date candidates in the industry that read HHCN each day. Companies are now […]

Editor’s Take: ElevatingHome’s Place in the Home Care Universe

Since the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) announced last month it was creating a new parent organization, its leaders have elaborated further on the new group’s lofty, and laudable, goals. However, the organization also is currently absent of a clear strategy, leaving its place among other, existing associations up in the air. With a […]

Home Health Clinicians Are Less Proficient in OASIS

Fewer home health care clinicians are proficient in OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) data compared to a year ago, according to recent test results from Fazzi Associates, a Northampton, Massachusetts-based home care and hospice consulting, training, outsourcing, benchmarking and research firm. More than 5,000 clinicians from 366 agencies in 40 states took this year’s test, the National Oasis Testing Project, […]