Humana Keeps Focus on the Home with ‘Grandkids on Demand’ Pilot

“Grandkids on demand” startup Papa has struck a partnership with health insurance behemoth Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). A part-owner of the nation’s largest home health provider, Humana is pursuing a multi-faceted strategy to support more home-based services for its beneficiaries, including seniors on Medicare Advantage plans. As part of the new partnership, Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana […]

Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Eagerly Await New Home Care Coverage

More than half of all Medicare Advantage (MA) members want their plans to cover assistance at home, according to a new survey. But despite new rules allowing it, the majority of beneficiaries will have to wait until 2020 or later for their plan to have that option. Fifty-seven percent of members surveyed by HealthMine Medicare […]

Humana, Walgreens Rumored to be Considering Equity Stakes in Each Other

Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA) are in talks to expand their business relationship, which could include taking equity stakes in each other, according to a report published Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal. The negotiations are in early stages, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources who are familiar with the matter. Neither […]

Disrupt — BrightSpring Health CEO Jon Rousseau on Creating ‘Surround-Sound’ Services

Shortly after ResCare CEO Jon Rousseau recorded his interview for the Disrupt podcast, the company announced a rebranding to BrightSpring Health. This reflects how quickly the Louisville, Kentucky-based company is evolving under Rousseau’s leadership. Since taking the helm in 2016 — after leading Kindred Healthcare’s rehab business — Rousseau has overseen not only the rebranding, […]

Humana Gains Medicare Advantage Momentum, Touts Kindred at Home Impacts

Health insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) on Wednesday highlighted the value of its home health care services businesses, its strong Medicare Advantage (MA) performance and better-than-expected third-quarter financial results. Humana’s GAAP consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $14.21 billion, an increase of $924 million, or 7%, from the previous year’s quarter. […]

NAHC’s Dombi: Many Medicare Advantage Insurers Do Not Value In-Home Care

Most Medicare Advantage insurers do not yet appreciate the value of home-based care, according to Bill Dombi, president of the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). “I didn’t enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, because I don’t think they believe in home care yet,” Dombi said in opening remarks at NAHC’s annual conference […]

ComForCare Partnering with Kindred at Home

Kindred at Home, the largest provider of home health and hospice services in the U.S., has signed a preferred partnership agreement with ComForCare. The partnership is a part of ComForCare’s strategic plan to build relationships with providers across the health care continuum in order to serve seniors in a more holistic way, according to the […]