Judge Takes Key Step in Home Health Workers’ Suit Against Humana

A federal judge in Connecticut on Monday OK’d four classes as part of an ongoing suit against insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and two of its affiliates, brought on by home health workers who claim they were cheated out of pay and overtime wages. In addition to Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana, the legal battle specifically […]

Home Health Executive Forecast for 2019: Obamacare, Consolidation and PDGM

From the introduction of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to fine-tuning the nine-state Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM), 2018 was an important year for home health care at large. Next year will bring its own set of challenges and opportunities — some new and others old. Home health industry insiders and top executives expect Texas’ recent […]

Humana Highlights Home Health’s Value in Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Insurance giant Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is touting the value of its home health business—and its ability to prevent costly hospital readmissions and streamline transitions of care. Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana highlighted its home health line, Humana At Home, in its latest corporate social responsibility report, released on Wednesday. In 2017, Humana At Home served nearly […]

Humana: Overtime Suit Should Not Be Class Action

From the pause of the federal overtime rule to putting an end to overtime for home care workers in Illinois, overtime has been a hot topic in the last year. Insurance provider Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is now feeling the sting as a lawsuit asking for class certification could potentially impact thousands of home health aides employed by […]

Humana Lays Off 500 Workers in Home Care Unit

Amid massive losses of more than $400 million, one major health system is laying off hundreds of workers from its home health division. Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurance company Humana (NYSE: HUM) announced Wednesday that 500 positions in its Ohio and Florida home health care units will be eliminated in early April, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The […]

Insurers Push Hard to Keep Seniors at Home

Private insurance companies continue to concentrate on in-home services as a way to prevent hospitalizations and reduce overall costs of care, growing these efforts despite pushback from the federal government. One such program, Humana at Home, is enrolling about 1,500 members daily and has reached nearly 1 million people nationwide, the Tampa Bay Times reported […]