Contradictory Policymaking Has Led To Costlier Care: The Future of Health Care Is In The Home

The following is an op-ed submitted by: Ken Albert, CEO, Andwell Health Partners; David Causby, CEO, Gentiva; Marcylle Combs, CEO, MAC Legacy; Brent Korte, CEO, Frontpoint Health; John Olajide, CEO, Axxess; Billy Simione, Managing Principal, SimiTree; Jennifer Sheets, the former CEO of Interim HealthCare; Susan Ponder-Stansel, CEO, Alivia Care; David Totaro, Chief Government Affairs Officer, […]

CMMI’s Proposed TEAM Model Offers Another Risk-Based Opportunity For Home Health Providers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new proposed model that will undoubtedly affect home health providers, and also allow them the opportunity to get more involved in value-based care initiatives. The Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), which would eventually be mandatory if finalized, would have selected acute […]

The Bottom Line: Top Billing, Financial Mistakes Responsible For Home Health Agency Struggles

Home health providers often make mistakes that leave money on the table at best, and at worst, lead to financial ruin.  However, providers that learn to avoid these stumbling blocks will be better positioned to achieve longevity and financial stability. In general, the home health consulting firm SimiTree has noticed an increase in the amount […]

Home Health Providers Are Beginning To Tie Clinician Compensation To Value-Based Care Success

Home health providers are adjusting their operations to better set themselves up for value-based care. One thing they need to be sure of, though, is that those adjustments are making their way down to the front line. “From an agency standpoint, providers are thinking as their reimbursement model changes, how are we being judged against […]

‘Do The Homework’: What Home Health Providers Need To Know Before Sitting Down With Payers

Diving into value-based arrangements with payers always sounds good, in theory, for home health providers. But it is easier said than done. Providers have to commit to value-based care, but even before that, they need to do their homework to be successful over the long haul. Moving away from fee-for-service and moving toward risk through […]

It Starts At The Top: C-Suite Leaders Need To Address Home-Based Care Staffing Woes

For home-based care provider leaders, the biggest long-term issues are sometimes pushed off to deal with short-term issues. Recruitment and retention efforts, for instance, consistently fall down the priority totem pole. “For years, we’ve heard organizations saying workforce is our biggest challenge,” Eric Scharber, managing principal at SimiTree, said during a webinar Thursday. “Yet the […]

Home-Based Care Leaders Report Worsening Staffing Trends

The current staffing climate in home-based care continues to be a headwind as burnout and high turnover rates persist in the industry. That was one of the main takeaways from a recent survey conducted by SimiTree and Home Health Care News, which aimed to learn how home-based care providers are mitigating recruitment and retention challenges. […]