CMS Increases Vaccine Reimbursement for Home Health Providers, Others

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday that it is increasing the Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. That could lift the home health organizations that have been able to play a role in vaccinating homebound seniors throughout their communities. Not all in-home care operators have been able to […]

JourneyCare Acquires Northwestern Memorial’s Home Health Line; LHC Group Finalizes AtlantiCare JV

JourneyCare adds home health JourneyCare — Illinois’ largest nonprofit community-based hospice and palliative care provider — is expanding into the home health space. To do so, the provider has purchased Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s home health and hospice programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Among its offerings, the Glenview, Illinois-based JourneyCare provides adult and […]

Workforce, Financial Challenges Prompt Hospitals to Outsource Home Health Care

As more types of care move into residential settings, an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are turning to outside home health agencies to either replace, reinforce or manage their own operations. Workforce challenges and financial struggles are often the catalysts behind their decisions to outsource home health offerings, M&A experts say. “It’s a […]

Business Briefs: Mediware Finalizes Kinnser Acquisition

Mediware Closes Acquisition of Kinnser Software Mediware Information Systems, a health care software provider, finalized the acquisition of Kinnser Software, a provider of software for home health and hospice providers. The transaction, backed by TPG Capital, also included Kinnser CEO Chris Hester joining Mediware’s senior leadership team, according to a press release. The acquisition was initially announced […]