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 […]

Business Briefs: LHC, HealthSouth, Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care

Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care Announces Additional Founding Members and Board of Directors The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care announced that Centene and All Metro have joined as founding members of the partnership. The partnership is a group of national home care provider organizations looking to advance the delivery and integrity of high-quality, cost-effective Medicaid home-based […]

Addus, Other Home Care Providers Form Lobbying Group

Addus HomeCare (Nasdaq: ADUS) and other national home care provider organizations have established a new coalition intended to advance the integrity and delivery of cost-effective, high-quality Medicaid home-based care. The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care was created to address changing dynamics in the delivery of Medicaid home-based care, such as a dramatic increase in beneficiaries through the […]

Home Health, Skilled Nursing At Odds Over Medicare Payment Reform

Home health leaders at a recent Congressional hearing voiced strong support of proposed legislation to revamp the Medicare post-acute payment system, but the role of care coordinators emerged as a sticking point for other provider types and some lawmakers. Patient-centered care coordination is essential to improving post-acute care and should be a centerpiece of payment […]