Webinar: How Agencies Can Rise to the 5 Star Ratings Challenge

Home health agencies began to receive 5 Star Ratings from the government last year, putting them under a new type of scrutiny and increasing pressure for top performance in key areas. Now, agencies are learning the ins-and-outs of the 5 Star system and pursuing more sophisticated strategies to gain a competitive edge by improving their […]

Business Briefs: New Sentara CEO, Almost Family Completes Acquisition

Sentara Healthcare Announces CEO Stepping Down Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Virginia and North Carolina, announced CEO David L. Bernd will be stepping down to retire after 21 years of leading the company. Howard P. Kern, who has served as president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of CEO in […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Encompass Home Health, AmeriCare, Medalogix

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Medalogix Partners with Homecare Homebase Nashville-based health care analytics company Medalogix announced today its new partnership with Homecare Homebase, […]

Amedisys Pushes Forward with Big Changes, Mulls New Name

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) has started to right the ship in recent months, and it will continue to take dramatic steps to improve its margins and grow the business, leaders said Wednesday in announcing first quarter 2015 earnings. Executives at the major home health and hospice provider highlighted a significant shift: The company is abandoning […]