Papa Exploring Medicaid, Employee Benefit Opportunities Following $10M Funding Round

Grandkids-on-demand startup Papa has raised $10 million in Series A funding, pushing the Miami-based company’s total funding raised above $13 million. The recent investment round was led by Silicon Valley-area venture capital firm Canaan, with money also coming in from Sound Ventures, Y Combinator and Pivotal Ventures, a firm created by Melinda Gates. Past big-name […]

Home- and Community-Based Care Takes Center Stage in 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Designs

From national plans such as Humana and Cigna to smaller regional ones like SCAN Health Plan, a large number of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are set to expand their home- and community-based supplemental benefit offerings in 2020. While details remain somewhat sparse, plans officially began announcing their 2020 offerings Monday, ahead of the upcoming annual […]

Better Medicare Alliance CEO: Integrating Home Care into Medicare Advantage Easier Said Than Done

For more than a year now, home care has taken center stage in the discussion surrounding Medicare Advantage (MA). Things were no different at last month’s MA Summit, hosted by the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) in Washington, D.C. There, health care leaders from a variety of sectors and legislators from both sides of the aisle […]

Meals on Wheels Turns to Home Care to Help Win Medicare Advantage Partners

Sometimes a name doesn’t tell the full story. That’s the case for Arlington, Virginia-based Meals on Wheels, a meal-delivery service that does more than its name suggests. “In addition to a whole array of nutrition services, [Meals on Wheels] programs are doing in-home assessments,” Lucy Theilheimer, chief strategy and impact officer at Meals on Wheels, […]

Arosa+LivHome Expands Geographic Footprint While Honor, Papa Win New Partnerships

Arosa+LivHome announces fifth acquisition of 2019 Arosa+LivHome has agreed to acquire The Cameron Group, an Orlando, Florida-based care management and home care agency. On top of that, the Bain Capital Double Impact-backed provider announced the acquisition of Senior Care Management Associates (SCMA) and Companion & Home Care, both located in North Carolina. Financial terms of […]

6 Steps Home Care Providers Must Take to Succeed in Medicare Advantage

The recent rule changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have created a level of flexibility and creativity for home care participation that is nearly unchecked. For example, the final call letter for MA plan year 2020 notes that “MA organizations have broad discretion” in determining what’s called the “Special […]

Humana Names Home Business President; Kindred at Home Rounds Out Leadership Team

Humana Appoints Segment President Louisville, Kentucky-based Insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has named the next leader of its ever-evolving home business segment. Susan Diamond will serve as segment president of Humana’s home business segment moving forward, according to the company. The segment was previously led by William Fleming, who will continue to lead Humana’s […]

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 […]