Agencies Remain ‘Desperate’ Over Pre-Claim Despite Delayed Rollout

Having won a victory in their fight against the pre-claim review demonstration, home health providers and advocacy groups are calling for it to be suspended totally—while continuing to decry it as a historically bad program that threatens to drive a large number of agencies out of business. Under pre-claim review, home health agencies must submit […]

How Home Health Can Win in Joint Replacement Bundles

The forthcoming bundled payment model for joint replacements presents a significant opportunity for home health agencies, if they formulate and begin executing smart strategies now. “Be proactive,” advised David VanderGest, senior manager at McBee Associates, a managerial and financial consulting firm focused on health care. Some hospitals are currently in wait-and-see mode with regard to […]

Encompass Home Health Seeks Buyer, $700 Million Price Tag

On the heels of several national home care acquisitions in recent months, Encompass Home Health’s parent company is seeking a buyer for its home health arm, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Cressy & Co., the company’s parent, is seeking a purchase price of $700 million, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing three […]

Hearst Corporation Buys Home Health, Hospice Tech Company

Hearst Corporation has agreed to buy 85% of a software company that serves the home care and hospice industry, an acquisition Hearst says will bolster its healthcare services group.  Through the acquisition of 85% of Dallas-based Homecare Homebase, LLC, Hearst will incorporate the software-as-a-service provider into its existing health care portfolio.  The software allows staff, […]