Disrupt Podcast #37: Ryan Iwamoto of 24 Hour Home Care

The 37th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! In 2008 — amid the last recession — Ryan Iwamoto and his co-founders started Los Angeles-based 24 Hour Home Care with $160,000 total of investment cash from family and friends. The company is now one of the largest privately owned home care companies in the […]

Disrupt Podcast #36: Elaine Flores of Medical Home Care Professionals

The 36th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Headquartered in Northern California, Medical Home Care Professionals is a small home health agency that has had to overcome big challenges over the past few years. In 2018, Medical Home Care Professionals had to operate through the historic Carr Fire. Right after that, it had […]

Disrupt Podcast #35: Dr. Clive Fields of VillageMD

The 35th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! In 2013, co-founder and CMO Dr. Clive Fields helped launch primary care provider VillageMD as a 13-physician practice. Seven years later, VillageMD has grown to a 2,500-physician practice — one with an innovative care model partly shaped around the home. As one of its leaders, […]

Home Health Agencies Aren’t ‘Upcoding’ to Maximize PDGM Reimbursement

In designing the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), officials from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made a handful of assumptions about how Medicare-certified home health operators would respond once the overhaul went live. Among those assumptions, CMS believed home health agencies would automatically “upcode,” or pick the primary diagnosis code tied to […]

Disrupt Podcast #34: Ken Albert, CEO and President of Androscoggin

The 34th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available!  Founded in 1966, Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of Maine. On top of those core services, Androscoggin also offers palliative care, transitional care, virtual care and more. At the helm of Androscoggin […]

Disrupt Podcast #32: Joe McDonough, Founder and CEO of Nizhoni Health

The 32nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! While the coronavirus brings a number of direct challenges for home-based care operators, it presents several secondary hurdles as well. Among them: an exacerbation of mental illness and behavioral health conditions, especially for isolated older adults. Nizhoni Health is a growing home health provider based […]

Disrupt Podcast #31: Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer at EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth Home Care has more experience dealing with the coronavirus than any other agency in the country. It’s been battling the COVID-19 virus since February, when the first positive case popped up in the Seattle area, where the home health provider is based. In this episode of Disrupt, you’ll hear from Brent Korte, chief home […]