‘Not About A Shiny New Toy’: How Home Health Providers Are Succeeding With More Complex Patients

As home health patients become sicker and more complex, providers have been forced to find ways to keep their care models financially viable. In order to combat some of those “acuity creep” challenges, industry leaders are leaning on technology, data-driven decision making and more value-based care. “We continue to navigate through a very regulated industry,” […]

Certain HHVBP Measures Remain Disconnected From On-The-Ground Home Health Care Delivery

The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model is one of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) only cost-saving successes, which is why it was expanded nationwide on Jan. 1, 2023. Just six of 49 CMMI payment demonstrations have produced savings, with HHVBP standing out in a major way. HHVBP is expected to save […]

The Home-Based Care Executive Quotes That Struck A Chord In 2023

To find the most memorable home-based care executive quotes in 2023, Home Health Care News employed a strategy that is part art, part science. Ultimately, the quotes chosen resonated the most with HHCN’s staff and readers. They were prescient, controversial, telling and highly relevant to provider struggles and opportunities. They touched on the Centers for […]

Future Leader: Jordan Kunkel, Clinical Supervisor, Healing Hands Healthcare

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with Homecare Homebase. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of home health, hospice care, senior housing, skilled nursing, and behavioral health. To see this year’s Future Leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Jordan Kunkel, clinical supervisor at the […]

For Home Health Providers, Finding The Right Revenue Mix Is Increasingly A ‘Balancing Act’

Consolidation in the home health market has been forecasted for years. While the number of home health agencies has declined over the last couple, greater consolidation has yet to hit the industry. But the fragmented and growing home health space could finally begin to experience it in the near-term future, likely due to declining traditional […]

Home Health-Aligned Medicare Advantage Plans Can Separate Themselves From Competitors

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, collectively, were one of the home health industry’s clearest opponents over the last couple of years. Now, providers are making a distinction in their criticism of MA plans. They’re not all bad. Some are even good. “I think there’s going to be a real separation between the Medicare Advantage plans,” Well […]

‘No Contract Is Better Than A Bad One’: Home Health Providers Share Their MA Strategies

Although home health providers want to see as many patients as possible to keep up with demand, it is impossible to do so under current circumstances. With that in mind, providers are questioning why they would willingly take on Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries knowing they’d be sacrificing dollars. Some industry experts believe providers should, at […]

Home Health Providers Taking On More MA Business Still Operating In The Dark

With the shift to Medicare Advantage (MA) in home health care intensifying, some providers are struggling with the operational adjustments required to adapt. Even for the ones that recognize the need for that adaptation, there seems to be inherent road bumps in home health-MA relationship building. “I’m sure Medicare Advantage is full of great people,” […]