No Empty Promises: How Home-Based Care Providers Actually Plan To Use AI

Artificial intelligence is likely to be a society- and business-altering technological development. But, just like the advent of the internet before it, AI’s emergence will undoubtedly lead to as many empty promises from business leaders as it does actual use cases. That’ll particularly be the case in the early innings of AI, which I believe […]

Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes

Home-based care providers have faced many headwinds over the past few years. They’ll continue to do so in 2024. But uncertainty has also plagued providers, and there may be less of that this year. Providers know the threat of fee-for-service Medicare cuts. They know Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration is an unstoppable force. They know staffing […]

Visiting Nurse Health System CEO On DispatchHealth Partnership, Expanding Palliative Care

Regulatory headwinds and other industry challenges haven’t stopped Visiting Nurse Health System from beefing up its toolbox and sharpening existing tools. The Atlanta-based Visiting Nurse Health System provides a variety of home-based care services to over 7,000 patients across Atlanta. In order to push the organization forward, there has been a focus on leveraging partnerships […]

5 Home Health CEOs Tease Plans, Priorities For 2023

The end of the year tends to light a fire under those looking to bring their organization’s goals to fruition. Thus is the case for some of home health’s top leaders during the last three months of the year. In the remaining months of 2022, leaders across home health care are focusing on addressing the […]

Medicare Cuts Threaten To Destabilize Home Health Workforce

Medicare-reimbursement cuts to home health agencies in 2023 threaten to destabilize the workforce, namely through handcuffing operators by limiting their ability to offer competitive compensation. The 2023 home health proposed payment rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to cut agency payments by an aggregate 4.2%, or $810 million, next […]

[Updated] Landmark Choose Home Bill Introduced in the House

The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives early Friday morning. The legislation was previously introduced in the Senate at the end of July. If enacted, the landmark Choose Home legislation would create an add-on payment to the traditional Medicare Home Health Benefit, allowing providers to mix in […]

Home-Based Care Providers Face Major Losses Ahead of Vaccine Mandates

Home-based care agencies all across the country are racing toward – or already moved past – effective dates of vaccine mandates in their respective areas. And as they continue staff-education efforts internally while following outside legal challenges to mandates, providers are struggling to keep workers who refuse to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. “We […]