Homecare By Design, LifeSpire Blurring Lines Between Home Care and Senior Living

As the U.S. population rapidly ages, senior care providers are becoming increasingly more innovative to keep pace with consumer demand and preferences. For some, that has meant blurring the traditionally hard lines between senior housing and home care. Among the providers that do not fit neatly into the “home care” or “senior housing” boxes, for […]

Solving the Health Care Puzzle at Home: One on One with Humana’s CMO

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is trying to solve the U.S. health care puzzle by piecing together everything from non-medical home care focused on social determinants of health to palliative care designed to improve members’ end-of-life comfort. Communication, culture and data will be the glue holding those pieces together, according to Dr. William Shrank, Humana’s new […]

Kindred at Home Exec: Senior Living Operators Should Leave ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Home Health Partners

Senior living providers should embrace home health partnerships as a way to care for complex patients. Those who don’t may not only be hurting patients, but also employee retention and morale. That’s according to Carrie Coumbs, vice president of national care collaboration for Kindred at Home. “If you utilize your home health benefit proactively in […]

Amedisys Planning Massive Expansion of Personal Care Services

While personal care is the smallest segment in Amedisys Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AMED) portfolio of service offerings, the home-based care powerhouse has lofty goals to expand its personal care services into as many as 47 additional states in the years to come. Medicare Advantage is serving as a catalyst for the growth. That’s according to comments […]

Humana Executives Get Candid About PDGM, Medicare Advantage

Top executives from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) on Wednesday got candid about their home health operations and the expected impact of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In addition to its long-standing Humana At Home business, the Louisville, Kentucky-based insurance company owns a 40% stake in Kindred at Home, one of the largest home health providers […]

Chronic Conditions Cost US Economy More Than $4.5 Trillion

The overall economic burden associated with diabetes, heart disease, dementia and other chronic medical conditions in the United States now adds up to more than $4.5 trillion, a new report has found. While already staggering, that economic burden is projected to double within the next three decades as well, propelled by the wave of aging […]

How New Payment Models, Big Data Are Disrupting Home Health Care

While technology behemoths and up-and-coming startups are often cited as the industry’s top disruptors, it’s innovative payment models and big data that will likely have the greatest impact on home health care delivery over the next several years, experts predict. Additionally, as long as gaps exist throughout the hospital-to-home transition process, further disruption is sure […]

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 […]

Kindred at Home Integration More Costly than Humana Anticipated

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) recorded better-than-expected revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, despite higher-than-anticipated costs associated with Kindred at Home’s operations. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurer’s GAAP consolidated revenues for Q4 came in at $14.17 billion, an increase of about $979 million from the same period a year ago. Annual revenue for Humana’s fiscal […]