Amedisys Fine Tuning Predictive Analytics Tool to Curb Re-Hospitalization Rates

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) took its first major step into the world of predictive analytics in August when it announced a minority investment in home health-focused data science firm Medalogix. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company has now started to reap the rewards of that investment. During the past few months, Amedisys has been fine-tuning its […]

The Top Trends in Home Health Care for 2019

2018 was a banner year for the Medicare-certified home health care industry. Big providers got even larger through creative mergers and acquisitions. Admissions and utilization numbers held strong. New telehealth opportunities started to emerge. And, in general, revenues remained high. The upcoming year brings much uncertainty, however, with the main culprit being the Patient-Driven Groupings […]

Amedisys Invests in Predictive Analytics Firm Medalogix to Drive Value-Based Strategy

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has landed a minority stake in predictive analytics firm Medalogix. As one of the largest independent home health, hospice and personal care companies in the country, Amedisys has been actively striving to establish arrangements and partnerships with managed care organizations. Its Medalogix investment, announced on Wednesday, will advance that goal by […]

Movers & Shakers: Well Care Home Health, PreparedHealth

Well Care Home Health Appoints Kipple to New Senior Leadership Role Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health has appointed Robin Kipple, RN, BSN as its new senior director of population health and clinical integration. Well Care Home Health provides home care and nursing and rehabilitation services to residents throughout the state. In her new […]

How Encompass Cut Avoidable Hospitalization Risk by 50%

Keeping hospitalization rates down is a mission-critical concern for home health agencies, affecting everything from Five Star ratings to success in new Medicare payment models. One major provider, Encompass Home Health & Hospice, has achieved notable results, leveraging technology to decrease the risk of avoidable transfers by more than 50%. Based in Dallas, Encompass has […]

Business Briefs: Addus Closes on Home Health Agency

Addus Closes Acquisition of South Shore Home Health Services Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ: ADUS), one of the nation’s largest home health care providers, has closed its previously announced acquisition of South Shore Home Health Services, a New York state-licensed home care services agency that primarily provides personal care services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. […]

Business Briefs: LHC, HealthSouth, Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care

Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care Announces Additional Founding Members and Board of Directors The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care announced that Centene and All Metro have joined as founding members of the partnership. The partnership is a group of national home care provider organizations looking to advance the delivery and integrity of high-quality, cost-effective Medicaid home-based […]

Behind the Headlines Podcast: Former Amedisys Exec Talks Big Changes

One of the biggest trends in home health care is the use of data analytics and sharing that data to improve patient care. But while it’s an important trend, it is also the most misunderstood, Dr. Michael Fleming, former chief medical officer of Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMED), tells HHCN in this week’s podcast. Amedisys is a Louisiana-based home health agency […]