Humana Names Incoming Chief Medical Officer, Graceworks Hires New CEO

Humana Hires New CMO Humana (NYSE: HUM) has appointed a new chief medical officer. Dr. William Shrank will take the reins April 1, as current CMO Dr. Roy Beveridge transitions to retirement later in the year. Beveridge will stay on for several months after Shrank steps in to ensure a smooth transition, according to Humana. […]

White Paper: ABC’s of Compliance — Accountability, Best Practices and Consistency

In today’s in-home care operations with fast-moving regulatory and legislative changes, compliance is critical. But even as an important component of doing business, compliance can mean different things to different people. This white paper will identify and explore the three “buckets” of compliance — HIPAA, Conditions of Participation (CoPs), and medicare billing and payment requirements. […]

White Paper: ABC’s of Compliance — Accountability, Best Practices and Consistency

In today’s in-home care operations with fast-moving regulatory and legislative changes, compliance is critical. But even as an important component of doing business, compliance can mean different things to different people. This white paper will identify and explore the three “buckets” of compliance — HIPAA, Conditions of Participation (CoPs), and medicare billing and payment requirements. […]

Business Briefs: Bayshore HealthCare, Lincare Holdings

Bayshore HealthCare Acquires Alpha Home Health Care Victoria, BC-based home health care provider Bayshore HealthCare acquired Alpha Home Health Care, another home health care provider that has been based in Victoria for more than 40 years. The sale was completed May 31, and was prompted by the retirement of Alpha’s president and second-generation owner, Don […]

Movers & Shakers: VITAS, AngMar Holdings

VITAS Healthcare Appoints New COO VITAS Healthcare, an end-of-life care provider based in Miami, has named Joel Wherley as chief operating officer. In this role, Wherley reports to VITAS CEO Nick Westfall and oversees the operations of the company’s 44 hospice programs in 14 states, which reach more than 16,300 patients daily. Wherley has 30 years […]

Business Briefs: 24Hr HomeCare Enters Into New Partnership

24Hr HomeCare and Partners in Care Foundation Form Partnership The San Fernando, California-based nonprofit community organization Partners in Care Foundation has partnered with 24Hr HomeCare to create Partners24. The arrangement is a private label partnership that offers in-home care services such as assistance with daily living activities, according to a press release. Patients of Partners24 […]

Movers & Shakers: LHC Group’s Quarterback Spokesperson

LHC Group Signs Formers Quarterback as National Spokesperson Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has signed former professional quarterback Archie Manning as its national spokesperson and ambassador. Manning is a two-time Pro Bowl player and had stints playing with the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. Simione Healthcare Consultants Appoints New Senior […]

Movers & Shakers: Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health System

Kaiser Permanente Hire First Chief Community Health Officer  Kaiser Permanente, a major health care system and non-profit health care plan, has named Bechara Choucair, MD, as chief community health officer and senior vice president of Community Health and Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. In this new role, Dr. Choucair […]

Where It Pays for Home Health Agencies to Spend More

Home health agencies are feeling a serious squeeze on their margins due to a host of factors, including Medicare cuts, managed care cost containment, rising wages, and a forthcoming pre-claim review from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This environment is making an always important question even weightier than usual—namely, where agencies should […]