How Home Health Can Win the Readmissions Numbers Game

Home health agencies might succeed in reducing hospital readmissions if they think of it as a numbers game. In fact, the number of home health visits during the first week post-discharge may play a critical role in readmission rates of Medicare beneficiaries, according to Zeb Clayton, vice president of client services at Santa Barbara, California-based health care data analytics […]

Editor’s Picks: Bundled Payment Programs Galore

Home Health Care News revolved around bundled payment programs this week, as a private duty provider became a partner in one and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) joint replacement bundled payment initiative went into effect. Readers also tuned in to learn about home health apps taking cues from different social media sites […]

Amedisys Forges Partnership to Cultivate Real-Time Data

Another of the largest home health providers is going big on data in a partnership unveiled Wednesday. Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) has partnered with Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), a provider of health care analytics to aid in performance improvement for post-acute care providers, the companies announced. The partnership seeks to establish real-time data and benchmarking […]