Disrupt Podcast #22: Jeff Wiberg, CEO of Family Resource Home Care

The 22nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Led by CEO Jeff Wiberg, Family Resource Home Care is the product of a merger between two of the biggest home care providers in the Pacific Northwest. The company is now using that scale to create density in its markets and go after emerging Medicare […]

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, […]