Editor’s Take: ElevatingHome’s Place in the Home Care Universe

Since the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) announced last month it was creating a new parent organization, its leaders have elaborated further on the new group’s lofty, and laudable, goals. However, the organization also is currently absent of a clear strategy, leaving its place among other, existing associations up in the air. With a […]

Movers & Shakers: VNAA’s New Board Members

VNAA Adds New Board Members The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) named new members to its board of directors: Ann Painter, senior vice president at Christina Care Home Health & Community Services; Michael Puskarich, CEO of Kenosha VNA; and Ray Darcey, president at Aurora Home. The association voted to appoint the three new board […]

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, […]

3 Ways to Person-Centered Care as Told by Walmart

What if the health care system was exactly the way the consumer prefers it, with individualized attention and convenient access? That’s what Marcus Osborne, vice president of health and wellness transformation at Walmart, asked the audience attending the National Leadership Conference hosted by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and the Alliance for Home […]

Monday Briefing: Kindred Buyout Talks

Happy Monday! We are back from the National Leadership Conference co-hosted by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation in sunny San Diego last week, and here to get you up to date on the latest news in the industry. Last week, we kept you in […]

VNAA Launches New Advocacy Parent Organization

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) has launched a new, non-profit organization to advocate for affordable home care as a central part of the health care delivery system. The new entity, ElevatingHOME, will act as a parent organization of VNAA and include for-profit and non-profit members across the industry. The 501(c)6 organization brings together […]

Obamacare Replacement Bill is a Mixed Bag for Home Health

After much speculation and recently leaked drafts, the GOP’s health care plan has finally come out, drawing mixed reactions from home health stakeholders. A bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was released Monday to widespread excitement and critiques across both sides of partisan aisles. The impact of The American Health Care […]

Business Briefs: Corridor, VNAA Pen Partnership

Corridor and VNAA Announce Partnership  The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a nonprofit association for home health and hospice providers, and The Corridor Group Holdings LLC have partnered to bring more thought leadership to key industry issues, according to a recent press release. The partnership will include Corridor becoming a participant in various conferences, councils […]

Home Health, Hospice Bills Seek Larger Physician Assistant Role

Two federal bills recently have been proposed to expand the role of physician assistants (PAs) and other types of clinicians in home health and hospice. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) last week introduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act. If passed, the new law would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse […]

Almost Family Takes on Regulations With State-Level Approach

As the home health care industry continues to pursue all options to reduce the burdens of new and incoming laws and regulations, one major provider is taking its agenda into its own hands. Louisville, Kentucky-based Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM) has found success by advocating on its own, without the help of outside lobbying resources. The […]