LHC Group Adds Density in Texas; Highmark Health Turns to Contessa

LHC Group expands joint venture LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG), Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System have agreed to purchase and share ownership of Healthcare Resources, an Arlington, Texas-based home health provider. DFW Home Health — a separate legal entity jointly owned by LHC Group, Texas Health Resources and North Texas Health Facilities Management Inc., […]

WellSky Partners with Forcura; HealthStream Teams Up with Medline

WellSky partners with Forcura WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has partnered with Forcura. Under the partnership, WellSky clients will have access to Forcura’s intake and referrals management tools, care team coordination and orders tracking. “This integration automatically tracks orders and eliminates the need to manually fax orders. Forcura […]

PDGM 101: Advice for Small-Scale Home Health Agencies

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is less than three full months away. Among its biggest changes, PDGM halves the traditional 60-day billing period to 30 days and places greater emphasis on coding with a new 432-point case-mix mechanism. If those two changes weren’t enough, the overhaul also comes with a potential 8% behavioral adjustment cut […]

WellSky Enters into Agreement to Buy ClearCare

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has entered into an agreement to acquire ClearCare Inc., a personal care technology platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal further solidifies WellSky’s dominance in the home-based care arena, especially because it comes on the heels of ClearCare’s partnership […]

Data Analytics Arms Race Continues Ahead of PDGM

With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) less than four months away, agencies continue to prepare for the biggest reimbursement change the industry has seen in about 20 years. Technology and data providers are rolling out tools to help agencies rise to the challenge. Most recently, WellSky launched a new data analytics solution […]

September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and […]

WellSky Taps Fazzi Head as CCO; Collective Medical Hires New Leadership

WellSky Creates, Fills New Position WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has named a new chief clinical officer. Fazzi Associates President Tim Ashe will hold the newly created position, in which Ashe will guide meaningful patient outcomes, combining technology and clinical care. Ashe will continue to serve as president […]

PlayMaker Releases Data on Home Health Length-of-Stay, Partners with WellSky

Home health and hospice providers in the South have longer average lengths of stay (ALOS) than any other region in the country. That’s according to the latest quarterly data from PlayMaker Health, a post-acute growth platform serving hundreds of organizations. In home health, Playmaker’s data shows southern states have an ALOS of 80.4 days, while […]

WellSky Targets Hospice, Palliative Care With Fifth Acquisition of 2018

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has acquired Consolo Services Group, formerly a portfolio company of Bluff Point Associates that provides healthcare IT services with a focus on hospice. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The deal expands WellSky’s investment in hospice and offers an entry point into other […]

What Is The Capital + Strategy Forum & Why You Need To Be Here

HHCN’s Capital + Strategy Forum is NOT your typical industry conference — it is a catalyst for innovation in the changing home health care space. It brings together the brightest minds to share forward-looking ideas, inspirations and innovations in every aspect of home health, hospice, private duty and more. This is a first-class opportunity to network with thought leaders […]