Home Health, Hospice Lack Data Sharing Standards

Patient data often lives in silos, making it difficult for home care and hospice providers to coordinate care, a new report has found. The 2018 State of Connectivity report, commissioned by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and sponsored by post-acute technology provider Forcura, surveyed industry executives and experts about the barriers they face in data […]

Business Briefs: HealthSouth, Amedisys

HealthSouth Increases Credit Revolver HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has amended the credit agreement governing its senior secured credit facility, increasing its revolver to $700 million from $600 million. HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, offering both facility- and home-based services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home […]

Movers & Shakers: Addus’ New Board Members

Addus HomeCare Adds Two to Board of Directors Addus HomeCare (Nasdaq: ADUS) has named Susan T. Weaver, M.D., and Darin J. Gordon to its board of directors. Weaver serves at the CEO of C3Healthcare Rx, a health care services company, and formerly served as the chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of […]

Problems Pile Up as Pre-Claim Rolls on in Illinois

While the home health industry cheered after learning the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would be delayed ahead of start dates in four other states, the program is still likely to roll out—and is still in effect in Illinois. “This is just a delay. It does not mean […]

In the Biz: Home Health Joint Venture to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with business activity. Here are some of the industry’s latest investments, acquisitions and partnerships: Strategic Partnership Creates Documentation, Quality Solution For Agencies Jacksonville, Florida-based Forcura and Floral Park, New York-based Quality In Real Time (QIRT) have announced a new strategic […]