MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’

Telehealth usage has flooded into home-based care in an exponential fashion. Across all of health care, telehealth claim lines increased 8,336% from April 2019 to April 2020, according to data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. Generally, the concern with telehealth has often been centered around the patient and how seniors will react to […]

Payers See Home Health Providers as ‘Commodities,’ Industry Leaders Say

Home health care is still not being recognized for its inherent value in reducing hospitalizations and curbing health care costs by payers, which often view providers more as commodities than trusted partners.  “Where are we in home health?” Bruce Greenstein, chief strategy and innovation officer at LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) said Monday during a […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Homewatch CareGivers Expands, CorLife Adds Home Health Company

Homewatch CareGivers has made a string of new business announcements related to location ownership and franchise expansion. Greenwood  Village, Colorado-based Homewatch Caregivers provides home-based care services for seniors, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, and those who recently underwent surgeries. Homewatch Caregivers has more than 200 franchised units across 34 U.S. states, as well as […]

Value-Based Purchasing Proposals May Signal Expanded Rollout

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) largely stole the show when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed payment rule earlier this month. But there were also some important and surprising positives within the rule’s 600 pages that home health providers shouldn’t ignore, industry executives and analysts say. The two most striking […]