Advocate Aurora Puts Wound Care First with New PDGM Strategy

For home health providers trying to survive the fundamental shift that is the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), leveraging resources as efficiently as possible will be especially important. For Advocate Aurora Health’s post-acute care division, that means improving outcomes around wound care through enhanced training and education. It’s a clinical pathway several industry experts and consultants […]

Home Instead Promotes Company Veteran to President; Encompass Health Names Chief HR Officer

Home Instead names company vet president Home Instead Inc. has named its global chief information officer, Jim Hood, as its new president. Home Instead Inc. is the Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise company that runs Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of in-home care services with over 1,000 independently owned and operated offices worldwide. With more than […]

Wound Care Pilot Improves Outcomes, Reduces Cost for AccentCare

A telehealth pilot targeting wound care patients has helped AccentCare cut costs and reduce readmissions for participating offices. As a result, the program — made possible through a partnership with virtual care platform Synzi — will soon see a larger rollout. The program could serve as an example for the hoards of providers industry-wide hoping […]

CMS Finalizes In-Home Medicare Advantage Telehealth Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday that the agency has finalized a set of policies designed to expand the use of telehealth benefits under the Medicare Advantage program. Originally proposed in October 2018 for the 2020 plan year, the new policies from CMS are meant to expand access to telehealth services […]

Telehealth Companies, Home Health Providers See Major Upside in CMS Proposal

A recently proposed rule by federal policymakers expanding access to telehealth services through Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would likely be a major boon to home health providers and technology vendors alike, industry insiders say. Currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) largely restricts telehealth reimbursement to clinical settings in rural areas, apart from […]

How One Tech Company is Solving Home Care Communication Gaps

Virtual care company Synzi has set its sights on the home health market and has started to land innovative providers looking to curb costly hospital readmissions by better filling communication gaps with patients. Synzi’s growing list of home health partners includes Florida’s Trilogy Home Healthcare, which signed up for the communication platform in May. Launched […]