Sen. Susan Collins Plans to Introduce Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement Bill ‘Soon’

Here’s the situation: Amid the coronavirus, a home health provider needs to figure out how to source enough personal protective equipment (PPE) so that its 3,000 caregivers can serve roughly 9,000 senior patients. While looking for supplies, it must also consider that pricing is 10 times higher than usual and the fact the organization has […]

CMS Expands Medicare Accelerated Payment Program to Help with COVID-19 Cash Flow Challenges

Health care policymakers are already taking advantage of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help out Medicare-reimbursed providers struggling with cash flow. On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was expanding its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare providers, citing a need […]

VNA Health Group CEO: Home Health Agencies Face Uncertain Future Without Policy, Payment Support

So far during the COVID-19 pandemic, much attention has been given to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as health care officials look to maximize bed capacity and avoid spreading the virus in long-term care settings. While home health, home care and hospice providers have been called out as key resources in the nation’s response to […]

VNA Health Group Pushing Home-Based Primary, Palliative Care with $2.5M Grant

One of the largest home care and community health organizations in the country has landed additional financial support to continue building out its home-based primary care and palliative medicine offerings. Holmdel, New Jersey-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group announced in January that it had been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Parker Foundation to […]

VNA Health Group To Expand In Ohio

The largest nonprofit home health care provider in New Jersey, the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG), has signed a letter of intent to merge with the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNAO), which will become an affiliate of VNAHG. VNAHG hopes of grow as an organization to continue to stay relevant, attract new talent and innovate […]

Home Health Provider, Vonage Partner For ‘Connected Health’

New Jersey’s largest non-profit home health provider has partnered with cloud communications provider Vonage (NYSE:VG) to boost its connected health initiatives and perfect its technology utilization. Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group plans to move its headquarters to the Vonage Technology Center of Excellence, based in Holmdel, New Jersey, as well as work with the […]

Editor’s Picks: Seniors Take Driverless Car for a Spin

This week, Home Health Care News readers heard why Kindred Healthcare isn’t satisfied being the largest home health provider in the country, how San Francisco-based Honor plans to tackle the Los Angeles market and where in the United States home care rates are rising most sharply. Here in the newsroom, we enjoyed 10 California seniors’ […]

Business Briefs: VNA Health Group Appoints New COO

VNA Health Group Appoints New COO Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group has appointed Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, to chief operating officer, a newly created position for the organization. VNA Health Group is New Jersey’s largest and the nation’s second largest not-for-profit visiting nurse association that serves more than 120,000 individuals and families. The association […]

Editor’s Picks: CMS Cracks Down on Fraud

This week on Home Health Care News, readers tuned in to learn what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing to crack down on fraud. They also discovered how value-based purchasing and new quality measures are ushering in a new era in the home health industry, and read about a new partnership […]