Workforce, Financial Challenges Prompt Hospitals to Outsource Home Health Care

As more types of care move into residential settings, an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are turning to outside home health agencies to either replace, reinforce or manage their own operations. Workforce challenges and financial struggles are often the catalysts behind their decisions to outsource home health offerings, M&A experts say. “It’s a […]

Home Health Partnership Cuts Re-Hospitalizations in Half, Reduces Spending by 35%

Partnering with a home health provider to tackle social determinants of health has helped a Maryland hospital cut readmissions for its high-risk patients in half, while also reducing hospital spending for the same population by 35%. Curbing re-hospitalizations has become a main focus for home health providers and hospitals alike as the U.S. health care […]

Aveanna to Acquire Home Health Business, Amedisys Continues Hospice Push

Aveanna Healthcare to acquire Maxim’s home health care division Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the home health care division of Maxim Healthcare Services. Financial terms of the transaction — expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 — were not disclosed. Privately-owned Aveanna Healthcare is made up of […]

Movers & Shakers: Maxim Names New Clinical Exec

Maxim Healthcare Services Appoints New Clinical Leader Columbia, Maryland-based Maxim Healthcare Services has appointed Kellie Lanier as senior vice president of clinical operations. Maxim is a provider of home health care, personal care, behavioral care, staffing, and population health and wellness services and was founded in 1988. It operates more than 260 offices around the […]

Fraud Watch: Miami, Detroit Sentencing and Conviction

Two Miami Home Health Agency Owners Sentenced in Separate Fraud Schemes The owner of two Miami home health care agencies, now defunct, has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for her role in a $74 million conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in late November. Sila Luis, 59—who pleaded […]

Business Briefs: HealthSouth, Amedisys

HealthSouth Increases Credit Revolver HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has amended the credit agreement governing its senior secured credit facility, increasing its revolver to $700 million from $600 million. HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, offering both facility- and home-based services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home […]

Maxim Partners with Johns Hopkins for Training Program

Maxim Healthcare Services is offering its nurses a new online training program through a partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Columbia, Maryland-based Maxim provides home health care, health care staffing, behavioral care and population health and wellness services. The company operates more than 260 offices around the U.S., 183 of which are focused on in-home […]

Washington Post Spotlights Plight of Home Health Aides

A lack of paid family leave is having an impact on the plight of home care workers, according to a recent article in The Washington Post. Maya Warren, a home health aide with Washington-based medical staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services, will return to work less than two weeks after giving birth, according to the Post. […]

Home Health Provider Helps Slash Hospital Readmissions by 60%

A home health provider has helped a hospital reduce readmissions of highly at-risk patients by 60%, through a program that relies in large part on community health workers. Like other hospitals around the country, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UMSJMC) has been looking for ways to cut its readmission rate, given that payments […]

Business Briefs: Amedisys’ New Board Members

Amedisys Welcomes Three New Board Members Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) appointed three new members to its Board of Directors: Jeffrey Rideout, M.C., M.A., FACP; Julie Klapstein; and Richard A. Lechleiter. The new appointees’ positions became effective April 20. Rideout is currently president and CEO of the Integrated Healthcare Association, a statewide multi-stakeholder group in California […]