CMS: Hospital-To-Home Discharge Process Still Plagued By Poor Communication, Incomplete Patient Information

Patient transitions from the hospital to post-acute care providers, including home health agencies, continue to be plagued by incomplete medical records and missing information. Gaps in post-acute care transitions are so common, in fact, that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is calling out hospitals for putting patients and their families in […]

Home Health Industry Still Not Seeing Referral Rejection Rate Improvements

Home health providers’ referral rejection rates skyrocketed in 2021. Two years later, the issue does not seem to be improving. Referral rejection rates capture providers’ need to turn down new patients being discharged from the hospital or other care settings, often due to staffing constraints.  Home Health Care News and workflow management company Forcura examined the […]

Integrated Home Care Services Names New CEO; Honor Appoints CFO

Integrated Home Care Services hires new CEO Integrated Home Care Services Inc. has named Christopher Bradbury as the company’s new CEO. Bradbury succeeds Jorge Pereda, who has served as CEO since the company’s inception. Pereda will now serve as chairman of the board. “After building successful companies throughout the last 30 years, I am excited […]

LHC Group Aims to Make Value-Based Purchasing Home Health Care’s Version of ‘Moneyball’

Many home-based care workers saw pay bumps this year due to labor shortages and skyrocketing demand. In part, providers increased compensation to strengthen internal retention and minimize the use of costly contract labor. Bruce Greenstein, chief strategy and innovation officer at LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG), believes hiked wages are simply the market working the […]

FUTURE Talks: A Panel Discussion with Forcura

This article is brought to you by Forcura. The article is based on a live Q&A session with Forcura Founder & CEO Craig Mandeville, and Medalogix President & CEO Elliott Wood at the HHCN FUTURE event in Chicago held on September 30, 2021. The interview has been edited for clarity.     Home Health Care News: We’re […]

ConcertoCare Adds Chief People Officer; CMS Appoints Medicaid Director

ConcertoCare appoints chief people officer ConcertoCare has hired Rachel Grace as its chief people officer. Backed by Deerfield Management Company, the Aliso Viejo, California-based ConcertoCare offers in-home primary care, virtual care and PACE services to dual-eligible seniors and those enrolled under Medicare Advantage. In her new role, Grace will be responsible for developing hiring and […]

Current Health Joins Moving Health Home Coalition; FirstLight Partners with Dina

Current Health joins Moving Health Home Boston-based Current Health, a company that offers a remote care management platform to help health care providers conduct home-based care, has joined the Moving Health Home (MHH) coalition. MHH was created in March to influence lawmakers and advocate for legislation favorable to all sorts of home-based care. Its member […]