Editor’s Picks: FBI Investigations and ‘Bizarre’ Behavior

This week, Home Health Care News readers learned about Hometeam’s new partnership and a home health owner in Texas who is under investigation by the FBI. Readers also found out how the industry as a whole feels about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ preauthorization proposal, and were clued into Kindred Healthcare’s recent “bizarre” […]

New Hometeam Partnership Aims to Take Panic Out of Transitions

As home health continues to be more integrated into the overall care continuum, private duty companies are starting to play a bigger role taking care of patients after leaving acute care settings. Hometeam, a private duty in-home care startup that has made headlines with its successful rounds of funding, has partnered with a major skilled nursing […]

Editor’s Picks: CMS Prior Authorization Proposal

This week, Home Health Care News readers wanted to know about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposal that would require preauthorization before seeing patients. Readers were also into a new $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to in-home care startup Hometeam. We also shared with our dear readers how one […]

Kaiser Permanente Ventures Backs Hometeam with $5 Million

An innovative home care startup that has captured headlines with its successful funding rounds has snagged another big investment. In-home care provider Hometeam has secured a $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the venture capital arm of California-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente. Hometeam raised $38.5 million prior to Kaiser Venture’s latest stake, with […]

House Calls Startup to Accept Medicare

TrueCare24, a startup offering house calls and telehealth services, now is accepting Medicare and has launched a subscription service. “While other services have catered to demographics with disposable income, TrueCare24’s vision is to make care accessible and convenient care for all,” CEO Leonid Popov stated in a press release Tuesday. As alluded to in the […]

Honor to Directly Employ Home Care Workers

Home care startup Honor—which grabbed headlines by raising $20 million from investors last year—will be directly employing its caregivers going forward, rather than working with them on an independent contractor basis. Under their new status, Honor’s in-home caregivers now will receive health insurance and benefits such as workers’ compensation and paid sick leave, as well […]

Hometeam Scores $27.5 Million from Investors

After a year in which home care startups secured eye-popping sums from investors, 2016 has started out with yet another extraordinary funding: New York-based Hometeam on Monday announced a $27.5 million Series B round. Venture-growth equity fund Oak HC/FT joined existing investors Lux Capital, IA Ventures and Recruit Strategic Partners in this round. The capital […]

Hometeam Joins Startup Fray with $11 Million and Expansion Plans

By transitioning out of stealth mode and announcing an expansion to nine new markets, New York-based Hometeam has become the latest home care startup to make waves as an increasing number of companies vie to transform the industry. Among its new markets will be San Francisco and Los Angeles, meaning that Hometeam will go from concentrating on […]