Movers & Shakers: Hometeam’s New Hire

Hometeam Hires Ashish Prashar as Director of Communications and Policy Hometeam, a New York-based in-home care services provider well-known for its technology platform, hired Ashish Prashar as its new director of communications and policy. In his new role, Prashar will report directly to Hometeam’s CEO and Founder Josh Bruno. He will take over the day-to-day […]

Honor Raises Additional $42 Million

Home care startup Honor has announced an eye-popping $42 million funding grab. The company gained attention with a $20 million round last year, and is known for its on-demand services, prominent investors, and its high-profile founder with Google ties. California-based Honor raised the capital in a Series B funding led by Thrive Capital, a New […]

Home Health a Top Target by Corporate Venture Capital

Home health is a top target by corporate venture capitals (CVCs) making big investments in digital health, according to a recent survey. With CVCs on the rise, entrepreneurs innovating in the home health space should consider them as a newer, natural investment partner. “As much as big companies have figured out a lot of [health […]

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 […]