Home Health Crystal Ball: Executives Predict the Future of 2018

Around the nation, home care and home health executives are looking into 2018 with their eyes wide open. With major deals being announced at the end of the year, some are expecting greater M&A activity in the year ahead, while others are still on high alert over new regulations. “I believe 2018 will see the […]

Top 10 Home Health and Hospice Providers

Despite regulatory and operational challenges within the home health and hospice industries, competition remains strong, as evidenced in Chicago-based research firm LexisNexis’ 2017 Top 100 Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rankings. The 2017 rankings were compiled by LexisNexis Risk Solutions utilizing 2016 medical claims and patient volume data from the company’s proprietary “MarketView” claims database, […]

Trinity Health at Home to Drop Some Bundles After Losses

Home health care providers participating in bundled payment models are seeing mixed results, according to one major company that revealed their first-year results last week at the National Leadership Conference co-hosted by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. Despite a delay in mandatory bundled payment initiatives, […]

Movers & Shakers: Accurate Home Care’s New President & CEO

Axxess Names Dennis Petroskey as Senior VP of Corporate Communications  Technology company Axxess has named Dennis Petroskey as senior vice president of corporate communications. In this role, he oversees all internal and external communications and messaging for the company. Prior to joining Axxess, Petroskey served as senior vice president of communications for the U.S. Travel […]

Why Trinity is Shifting To 24/7 Patient Monitoring

Home health providers are quickly realizing they need to invest in tech when it comes to remote monitoring, or else they run the risk of being left behind. One home health provider has seen the industry shifting and is rolling out a remote care management platform for all patients. Trinity Health At Home, the home health care services […]

Home Health Crystal Ball: Executives Predict the Future of 2017

Across the country, executives are trying to get a grip on what 2017 will bring for home health and home care. Despite great uncertainty surrounding an extensive transition of power at virtually all government levels, there are some signs and predictions executives are betting on. From the potential for a rollback in regulations to the […]

Business Briefs: Ensign, Covenant Care Acquisitions

Ensign Group Acquires Iowa Hospice The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG), which owns and operates a diverse portfolio of senior care service companies, on May 1 acquired the assets of a hospice company in Iowa, the company has announced. Hospice for Wright County now will be owned and operated by Heartland Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of […]

21 ACOs Tapped for New, Next Generation Model

There are 21 accountable care organizations (ACOs) slated to participate in the new “Next Generation” model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. The Next Generation ACO Model was developed in part to address provider difficulties with the Pioneer ACO program. Like the Pioneer program, the Next Gen model is designed for […]

Top 10 Largest Home Health Providers

Providers across the spectrum are tapping into the home health market to expand their services across multiple facets of care, as evidenced by LexisNexis’ 2015 rankings of the leading home health agencies in the United States. Released Wednesday, the LexisNexis 2015 Top 100 Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rankings is a report that ranks Medicare-certified home health providers by national […]