How Home Health Providers Can Avoid Payment Denials

Payment denials can be costly and time consuming for home health providers, and they’re often self-inflicted. In order to avoid this all together, home health leaders should educate themselves on the common reasons behind denials, and also adopt documentation techniques that will help their organizations stay compliant with Medicare’s coverage criteria. That was the main […]

Home Health Industry’s Technology Partners Continue Racing Toward AI

Artificial intelligence is likely to be a hot topic in home-based care over the next few years. With that in mind, most companies in the space are already adjusting. Post-acute technology company WellSky, for instance, has partnered with Google Cloud to leverage its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Vertex AI. The partnership also includes Google Cloud’s […]

What CMS Gets Wrong About Referral Rejection Rates In Home Health Care

In light of the increasing need for post-acute care, hospitals are grappling with challenges tied to ensuring patients are directed to the most suitable post-discharge care setting. While referral volume to home health agencies continues to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, rejection rates continue to be a major pain point for providers. Home health agencies […]

LTM Group Reduces Hospitalizations By 32%, Gets Clinicians ‘Engaged’ In Value-Based Care

In today’s home health landscape, value-based purchasing is part of the race to the top. Agencies know that in order to achieve certain financial success, the outcomes have to be there. “Providers know that everybody’s getting better,” LTM Group CEO David Kerns told Home Health Care News. “That’s the whole idea of the program. If […]

The Home-Based Care Executive Quotes That Struck A Chord In 2023

To find the most memorable home-based care executive quotes in 2023, Home Health Care News employed a strategy that is part art, part science. Ultimately, the quotes chosen resonated the most with HHCN’s staff and readers. They were prescient, controversial, telling and highly relevant to provider struggles and opportunities. They touched on the Centers for […]

Transactions: Elara Caring Buys American Family Home Health; New Day Healthcare Announces Another Deal

Elara Caring acquires American Family Home Health Elara Caring has acquired American Family Home Health, a Huntley, Illinois-based home health care provider. “In agreeing to be acquired by Elara, American Family Home Health is passing the baton to an organization that has demonstrated its full commitment to high-quality, compassionate patient care,” Ren Pillai, administrator at […]

Transactions: Community Based Care Buys Your Home Court Advantage; WellSky Acquires Experience Care

Community Based Care purchases Your Home Court Advantage Community Based Care (CBC) recently acquired Your Home Court Advantage to expand its veteran-focused services lines and its footprint. “The transaction is a reflection of both the company and the marketplace,” Cory Mertz, managing partner at Mertz Taggart, told Home Health Care News in an email. “Despite […]

Referral Rejection Rates, Patient Complexity In Home Health Care Reaching All-Time Highs

While referrals to home health care are ballooning, providers are rejecting them at an unprecedented rate. As hospitals scramble to place patients in the hands of appropriate post-acute care providers, skilled nursing facilities’ referral volume has rebounded. Home health referral volume also remains above pre-pandemic levels, but providers are struggling with staffing challenges and sicker […]