‘You Want A Value-Based Care Strategy’: Tips For Home Health Providers In A Managed Care World

Generally, home health agencies have expressed dissatisfaction with payment rates and reimbursement policies set by managed care companies. Negotiations around rates can often be contentious. In 2024, however, providers can win with the correct focuses in mind. “You don’t want a managed care strategy; you want a value-based care strategy,” Anne Tumlinson, founder and CEO […]

‘You Can Complain About It, Or Lean In’: Top Home Health Leaders Brace For 2024

With the start of a new year, home health leaders are looking ahead and identifying their top priorities. Some of these areas of focus will directly address last year’s challenges, and some are proactive measures that will place them ahead. At Bayada Home Health Care, these priorities include focusing on the employee experience, as well […]

How Medicare Advantage, Labor, AI Will Shape Home-Based Care In 2024

Home Health Care News recently spoke with 15 home-based care leaders for our annual “Executive Forecast” articles, which we published at the end of last year. Those executives’ responses covered a wide range of topics, and were surprisingly and refreshingly diverse. But, in the end, a few themes emerged. In part, these answers helped form […]

Top Home Health Trends For 2024

In 2023, the decreasing influence of COVID-19 did not mitigate the overall operating pressures home health providers were forced to face. In the new year, there still remains plenty of opportunity, but much to work through to tap into that opportunity. More proposed rate cuts to home health reimbursement are expected from the Centers for […]

2024 Executive Forecast: What 6 Top Home Health Leaders Expect Next Year

Staffing shortages, rate cuts and Medicare Advantage penetration will continue to be trends in the home health market in 2024. Those aren’t new. What is new, however, is how providers plan to combat the issues that stem from those trends. Home health leaders are focused on mitigating margin compression, utilizing more technology, leveraging artificial intelligence, […]

VNS Health, Intrepid USA, Frontpoint Using Data To Identify Pain Points

Tracking various data has become a common strategic tool for home health providers. In the process of examining data closely, providers have seen several stories emerge. Intrepid USA is tracking data in a number of different areas, but namely in labor utilization. While tracking labor utilization – particularly visits per episode and trend lines relative […]

CMS Keeps Home Health Providers In Payment Purgatory With 2024 Final Rule, Strikes Contentious Tone With Industry

After the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its CY 2024 final payment rule Wednesday, home health providers found themselves in a position they know all too well. Is a 0.8% aggregate payment increase better than the 2.2% decrease that was proposed? Of course. Was the rule, in its totality, effective in […]

Future In Focus: Dan Savitt, President And CEO, VNS Health

With its organizational roots stretching back roughly 130 years into the past, New York-based VNS Health has long been an innovator in the home-based care field. Today, much of that innovation has come in the form of behavioral health integration across both the medical and social aspects of care, according to VNS Health President and […]