Louisville Health Care CEOs Form Council for Aging

On the heels of opening the doors to the industry’s first-ever technology innovation hub, in Louisville, Kentucky, leaders from some of the biggest home health care companies are teaming up with other executives from across the health care space in the city to revolutionize the city’s health care economy by establishing the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, […]

Telehealth Startup Raises $5.1 Million

A telehealth startup that helps patients with palliative care and advance care planning is expanding after raising $5.1 million. Palliative care is a type of care focused on lessening the symptoms and stress caused by a serious illness. Austin, Texas-based Iris Plans uses videoconferencing technology to connect people facing serious illnesses with trained facilitators who provide disease-specific education, […]

HHCN Job Board — Seeking RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists and More

The Home Health Care News (HHCN) Job Board is your one-stop resource for open positions in the home health industry. Find quality employees, access top talent and put your company’s job posting in front of the 9,000+ daily subscribers to Home Health Care News. Post your job today and reach the most progressive and up-to-date […]

HHCN Launches New Job Board for Home Health Care Industry

Home Health Care News (HHCN) launched its new job board last week that caters to industry professionals. Post a job today or find candidates for sales professionals, recruiting managers, director positions, physical therapists, RNs, LPNs, and more amongst the 9,000 Home Health Care News subscribers. Check out the latest jobs from Home Health Care News: […]

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 […]

CMS Proposes Medicare Advantage Rate Hike

Medicare Advantage plans would receive a 1.35 percent net payment increase, on average, in calendar year 2017, according to a proposal released Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency also floated changes in how risk adjustment would be calculated for MA plans that serve many seniors dually eligible for Medicare […]

Most Read: Airbnb for Seniors, Humana Beefs Up In-Home Services

In case you missed it, here are the most popular Home Health Care News stories grabbing readers’ attention this past week: ‘Airbnb for Seniors’ to Replace Home Care Aides?—A startup company is launching a service akin to Airbnb’s home-sharing capabilities for vacationing renters, but with a home care focus for seniors searching for local caregivers. […]

Humana Beefs Up In-Home Services with Acquisition

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has acquired Your Home Advantage, a multi-state provider of nurse practitioner in-home visits, in a move that highlights the growing importance of home care to one of the nation’s most prominent health care organizations. Known as one of the largest insurers to specialize in privately managed Medicare health plans, Louisville-based Humana has in recent […]

Amedisys Announces Major Executive Leadership Shake-Up

An ongoing effort to improve its balance sheet has led Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) to an extensive leadership overhaul at the executive level. In April 2014, Amedisys agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government, resolving allegations that the company provided medically unnecessary services to Medicare beneficiaries. As the company tries to bounce back, it […]

Home Health Giant Amedisys Bounces Back After $150 Million Settlement

One of the nation’s largest home health providers, Amedisys, has recovered from a large legal settlement and is positioning itself for success with new payor organizations, company leaders said in announcing fourth quarter 2014 earnings this week. In April 2014, Amedisys agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government, resolving charges that it provided […]