Webinar: How to Survive Value-Based Purchasing

The government’s rollout of a mandatory new payment model has made 2016 a watershed year for home health. Home health agencies in nine states now are participating in the value-based purchasing (VBP) demonstration that links their Medicare dollars to their quality scores, putting them under pressure to perform at the top of their games—or feel […]

Webinar: How to Survive Value-Based Purchasing

The government’s rollout of a mandatory new payment model has made 2016 a watershed year for home health. Home health agencies in nine states now are participating in the value-based purchasing (VBP) demonstration that links their Medicare dollars to their quality scores, putting them under pressure to perform at the top of their games—or feel […]

Webinar: How to Seize the Value-Based Purchasing Opportunity

The government’s rollout of a mandatory new payment model has made 2016 a watershed year for home health. Home health agencies in nine states now are participating in the value-based purchasing (VBP) demonstration that links their Medicare dollars to their quality scores, putting them under pressure to perform at the top of their games—or feel […]

Business Briefs: BAYADA, Inspira Joint Venture Launches

BAYADA and Inspira to Launch Joint Venture A previously announced joint venture between BAYADA Home Health Care, a privately-held home care company that operates in 21 states, and Inspira Health Network, a major health network in New Jersey, is launching in three south Jersey counties. The joint venture allows the health system to serve more […]

Start Small for Big Home Health Star Ratings

It’s only natural that home health care companies would want to do everything possible to boost their star ratings, given that they are being scrutinized by potential patients and referral sources. But home health agencies shouldn’t bite off more than they can chew, according to the panelists who took part in Tuesday’s webinar on Quality […]

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 […]