‘It’s The Right Thing To Do’: Humana, Lifespark Embracing Wellness As Part of Their Overall Strategies

Wellness isn’t just a health care buzzword. In fact, it’s what’s driving business strategies across the senior care continuum. Providers of all shapes and sizes are looking to achieve wellspan, and executives at organizations like Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Lifespark are doing so by leveraging data, care coordination and more. For Humana, a major […]

How Home-Based Care Providers Are Planning To Get Involved With The GUIDE Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first announced the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model in late July. Home-based care providers have now had time to think about the opportunity the model may bring with it. The goal of the model is to “support people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers.” […]

‘Microwave Cooking Of Health Care’: Amid Shift To Value, Providers Caution Against Telehealth

In order to stay ahead of the needs of consumers and payers, post-acute care leaders — including those in home-based care — are looking to innovate how care and services are delivered to seniors. A major part of this is moving their organizations toward more integrated, cross-continuum care. At Homebase Medical, this means placing a […]

Fee-For-Service Payment Remains Dominant Model In Health Care

Although value-based payment models are trendy in the home-based care space right now, a new study shows that a majority of all health care payments are still based on fee for service. The study was conducted by the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), which found that advanced value-based payment models are still […]

Lifespark Acquires Livio Health, Gains An Investor On The Way

Lifespark has agreed to acquire Livio Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross). What’s more, the parent company of Blue Cross has landed a minority owner stake in Lifespark through a cash investment made in addition to the valuation of Livio Health. “It’s […]

Senior Care Provider Lifespark Seeking $50 Million In Funding

The Minnesota-based Lifespark is setting up for its planned national expansion with a hefty funding round to match. Specifically, the senior care provider is going after $50 million in growth equity funding, according to Axios. Lifespark CEO Joel Theisen teased the plan in one of his recent conversations with Home Health Care News. “We’re in […]

How Home-Based Care Providers Take On Risk To Avoid Risk

Taking risk has been a hot topic on the home health and home care conference circuits for some time now. That will heat up more moving forward. Two realities are driving providers to take on risk themselves. Home health providers, in particular, could be in sink-or-swim territory in five months. All the while, payers have […]