JourneyCare Acquires Northwestern Memorial’s Home Health Line; LHC Group Finalizes AtlantiCare JV

JourneyCare adds home health JourneyCare — Illinois’ largest nonprofit community-based hospice and palliative care provider — is expanding into the home health space. To do so, the provider has purchased Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s home health and hospice programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Among its offerings, the Glenview, Illinois-based JourneyCare provides adult and […]

OIG: ACOs Need to Get Better at Health IT

Technology is key to helping accountable care organizations (ACOs) coordinate better patient care — yet ACOs still aren’t leveraging health IT to its full potential. That’s according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). OIG officials interviewed providers and staff from six different ACOs […]

LHC Group CEO: CMS Shouldn’t Disrupt Home Health Care’s Momentum

When it comes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), anything that would put patient outcomes at risk should be off the table, according to Keith Myers, chairman and CEO of LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG). Myers discussed the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group’s ongoing operations and PDGM plans Tuesday while speaking at the RBC Capital Markets […]

September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and […]

How LHC Group Quietly Acquired an ACO Management Company, Doubled ACO Activity

When LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) acquired Almost Family in 2018, a number of additional assets came with the deal, including Imperium Health Management, one of the country’s largest accountable care organization (ACO) management companies. Rather than sell the business, LHC Group decided to embrace it. “We did not even hesitate to embrace the ACO segment […]

LHC Group Finalizes Geisinger Joint Venture, BrightStar Continues Nationwide Expansion

LHC Group finalizes joint venture Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Geisinger Home Health and Hospice have finalized their joint venture agreement, initially announced at the end of February. Under the agreement, LHC Group will take majority ownership of Geisinger’s home health and hospice services in the Pennsylvania locations of Danville, Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre, […]

LHC Group, Home Instead, LeadingAge Share Top Tech Strategies

Earlier this month, a White House task force released a sprawling report encouraging aging services stakeholders to adopt technology designed to help older adults with activities of daily living, social connectedness and a handful of other key needs. While the report stands as a call to action, home-based care providers and advocates are quick to […]