5 Things Home Health Providers Want CMS to Fix

The home health care industry is not pleased with the 2020 proposed payment rule — and industry leaders are making sure the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) knows. Led by LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) CEO Keith Myers, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema […]

Institute for Accountable Care Director: Home Health Providers, ACOs Need to Get on Same Page

For many Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), having a strong presence in the home has been a vital strategy for improving care management and identifying patient needs. Even so, many ACOs carry out that strategy with in-home visits from primary care practitioners — and not necessarily dedicated home health providers. That may change in years to […]

Movers & Shakers: LHC Group Names New CMO, Senior Helpers Adds to Board

LHC Group names new chief medical officer LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has appointed Dr. Tricia Nguyen as its new executive vice president and chief medical officer. Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group and its 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, personal care and facility-based services to patients throughout 36 states. In her new role, Dr. Nguyen […]

Schakowsky, Home Health Execs Tout Physician-Certification Bill’s Bottom-Line Impact

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has begun planting the seeds to eliminate Medicare’s physician-certification policy — which many home health industry insiders have critiqued as outdated. If successful, the move could potentially make it easier for older adults to gain access to home health care and have a major impact on providers’ bottom line. […]

House Lawmakers Move to Scrap PDGM’s Widely Opposed Behavioral Assumptions

The home health industry won a major victory in its battle to scrap widely opposed provisions of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Wednesday, as a group of bipartisan House lawmakers introduced a new bill targeting the payment overhaul’s behavioral assumptions. Introduced by Reps. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Ralph Abraham (R-La.) — along […]

LHC Group Leans into JV Strategy, Plans to Acquire SSM Health Assets

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is leaning even further into its joint venture strategy, a major calling card for the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care giant. LHC Group announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire home health and hospice assets from SSM Health, a multi-state health system based in […]

HHCN Capital + Strategy 2019 — Featuring Bruce Greenstein, EVP, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, LHC Group

Home Health Care News is launching a new event this spring and creating an environment for providers, insurers, health systems, hospitals, regulatory officials and others to network, learn and share what makes home health one of the fastest growing areas in health care. The HHCN Capital + Strategy Forum will convene providers driving innovation in […]

AFAM, LHC Group CEOs Talk Growth, Industry Influence

In the wake of the planned LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM) merger, executives are bullish on growth and expansion. While leadership of both companies are calling their combination better, faster, stronger, the biggest opportunities for the merger may lie in continuing more deals between health systems and hospitals and post-acute care providers. JV opportunities  […]

Must-Read News: Home Health Earnings

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News audience. Last week was packed full of earnings results from public providers. Catch up with our coverage with this week’s must-read news. Amedisys (Nasdaq:) AMED) executives were bullish on hospice growth in its most recent earnings call with investors. LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) also was full-steam ahead for its […]

Despite HHGM Threat, LHC Group Acquires At Rapid Pace in 2017

The third quarter of 2017 became a “banner quarter” of sorts for LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG). The Lafayette, Louisiana-based provider of home health and hospice care saw record-setting performance, and it celebrated in an industry-wide victory in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to not implement its Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) as […]