Inside Advocate Health Enterprises’ Home-Based Care Investment Plans

About 15 years ago, Scott Powder — the president of Advocate Health Enterprises — was excited about a new idea. It was 2008 and the project was dubbed “Clinically Home”. The mission was to scale a hospital-at-home program pioneered by Johns Hopkins University. Advocate Aurora Health, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Raphael Rakowski – now […]

Cardinal Health Launches Hospital-At-Home Supply Chain Pilot With Medically Home

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) has rolled out a hospital-at-home supply chain network, Velocare, and is teaming up with Medically Home to deliver its patients products and services support. The collaboration is a pilot program. Velocare is the culmination of the work that has gone into defining what Cardinal Health is going to offer the […]

How EMS Workers Can Supplement the Home-Based Care Workforce

When Medically Home announced that it had received another round of funding in January, the $110 million in the form of a strategic investment was led by a diverse group of companies.  Kaiser Permanente and the Mayo Clinic were again partakers after they had already made significant investments into Medically Home in the past. But […]

Bill Aiming to Significantly Extend the Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver Introduced

A bill that would extend the Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver has finally been introduced. Dubbed the “Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act,” the bill is sponsored by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), as well as Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). The bill would extend the waivers that have […]

Transactions: Encompass Health Expands JV; AccentCare Awarded Certificate of Need in DC Market

Encompass Health, Baptist Health South Florida expand JV partnership Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) and Baptist Health South Florida have expanded a joint venture agreement to include the Baptist Health home health agency in Miami. Under the joint venture expansion, Encompass Health’s home health services will be added to Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The partnership […]