How Amedisys, Walgreens And Intermountain Health Are Building 360-Degree Home-Based Care Models

Home health providers, health systems and large health care-focused retailers are moving away from being one-dimensional companies. With home-based care as the starting point, many of these organizations are embracing 360-degree home-based care delivery models. One company that exemplifies this is the home-based care provider Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company delivers […]

‘Grow, Grow, Grow’: Intermountain Healthcare Leaders View At-Home Care As Vital Resource

As one of the largest health systems in the country, Intermountain Healthcare has moved mountains to establish its place in the home-based care space. With a number of care-at-home programs under its belt — including home health care, primary care, hospital-at-home and more — the health system is attempting to move the needle with an […]

Transactions: LHC Group Expands Footprint; Senior Helpers Acquires New Corporate Store

LHC Group purchases Virginia providers The LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) M&A run continues. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based company recently announced agreements to acquire Generations Home Health along with Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care, both in Virginia Beach, Virginia. LHC Group expects $7 million in annual revenue from the deals. Plus, the purchases complement […]

Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy

An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The coalition, unveiled Wednesday, is made up by eight diverse founding […]

Home-Based Care Powerhouse Intermountain Healthcare to Merge with Sanford Health

Intermountain Healthcare — one of the largest health systems in the country and among the most bullish on home-based care — is merging with Sanford Health. Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Sanford Health is a health system that operates across 24 states. The organization boasts 46 hospitals, 1,500 provider groups and 366 Good Samaritan Society senior […]

The Hospital of the Future: Intermountain Expands In-Home Care Offering

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is delving deeper into the home with its latest offering: hospital-level in-home care.  Intermountain is a health system with 24 hospitals, a medical group with about 160 clinics and its own health insurance plan, among other services. The not-for-profit announced a concerted effort to move more care into the home last year, […]

Bayada, Health Systems Back CMS’s Discharge Planning ‘Paradigm Shift’

In September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new final rule regarding discharge planning requirements for hospitals and home health providers. The new rule, industry leaders say, will likely create a much needed paradigm shift in the discharge planning process. CMS’s discharge planning rule includes a number of changes that aim […]

Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System

With a shared goal of shifting more care into the home and improving patient health outcomes at a lower overall cost, hospital-at-home programs and at-home care providers are natural allies. But there are a number of hurdles that stand in the way of partnership opportunities truly taking off. Broadly, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, […]

Intermountain Pushes Further into the Home with New Kidney Care Center

Intermountain Healthcare, one of the largest health systems in the country, has continued its shift into the home with the launch of its new Kidney Care Center. The Kidney Care Center is housed in Intermountain Medical Center and grants kidney patients access to doctors, nurses and dietitians — even in their homes — through at-home […]

VC Powerhouses Ponder Bigger Home Care Push

Venture capital powerhouses GV, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz are paying close attention to the home-based care space, betting that health care will continue its mass exodus out of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other facilities. Andreessen Horowitz — which led San Francisco-based home care startup Honor’s $20 million Series A round back in […]