Ford Racing into Health Care Transportation, Weighing Home Health Partnerships

As more companies look to address the social determinants that hinder health, transportation has largely risen to the forefront. Several unexpected, non-health care players are driving that high-octane focus — including Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). One of the oldest and largest automakers in the U.S., Ford is entering the health care transportation game through […]

Lyft Gets Medicaid Certification in Quest to Address Social Determinants of Health

Medicaid beneficiaries in one state can now use Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) as a covered transportation option to get to and from medical appointments.  The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Wednesday that it has become a certified Medicaid provider in Arizona, where it aims to help address social determinants of health by reducing missed doctor’s visits […]

Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. […]

White House Highlights Aging in Place Technology, R&D Opportunities

Technology aimed at improving access to health care, cognition and personal mobility will be key to older Americans’ ability to age in place and the federal government’s capacity to care for them, a new White House report argues. Tech dedicated to assisting with activities of daily living, transportation, and communication and social connectivity will also […]

Insurance Risks for At-Home Care Agencies and How to Address Them

As health care costs rise unsustainably and the aging population booms like never before, the need for affordable at-home care continues to grow. But from an insurance standpoint, providing that care could soon come with more risk and a higher price tag. “There’s no specific data that is publicly available that speaks to [at-home care […]

Uber Launches Ride Service Tailored to Health Care Providers

San Francisco-based Uber, a global ride-sharing company, has launched Uber Health, a service that enables health care providers to hail on-demand and scheduled rides for patients. Home care companies are already on board to test out the service. Uber’s mission in the new service line is to help cut down on missed appointments, which can […]

How Private Duty is Leveraging Patient Satisfaction

Once upon a time, a home care company could show its lower readmission rates among recently discharged patients and prove its value as a post-acute partner. Fast forward a few years later and readmission rates aren’t the only data point health care providers care about in the referral relationship fantasy. Patient satisfaction is coming more […]

Bayada Offers Customized Uber Rides to Jobseekers

With the competition for home health workers fierce, companies are always trying to get an edge in hiring. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care, one of the 10 largest providers in the nation, is hoping to gain such an edge through a new pilot utilizing the popular ride-hailing application Uber. Now, when job seekers […]

How Uber Might Soon Be Delivering Home Health Workers

Soon, Uber may be a more common way for home health workers to reach their clients. The popular ride sharing company recently partnered with Circulation, a Boston-based health care transportation platform that integrates with health care systems, as well as with Uber’s API. Right now, the goal of the partnership is to provide reliable non-emergency medical […]