Home Healthcare

Health systems are increasingly craving home health partnerships, especially those that can help lower readmission rates and boost capacity. The hunger developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has grown ravenous over the past year. In response to that heightened demand, several home health providers have accelerated their joint venture strategies. Bayada Home Health
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Home-based care technology company AlayaCare announced Wednesday that it has raised the equivalent to about $185 million U.S. in a Series D round. The new funding brings AlayaCare’s total raised to $206 million U.S. Founded in 2014, the Montreal-based AlayaCare is a software platform and secure cloud-based system that includes clinical documentation, client-and-family portals, remote
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AccentCare announced Monday that it has purchased Southeastern Health Care at Home from private equity firm Geneva Glen Capital. Southeastern Health Care at Home is the largest privately-owned home health services provider in Pennsylvania. In addition to home health care, the company delivers hospice and mobile primary care services, plus palliative and wound care services.
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The explosion of hospital-at-home programs in the U.S. is partly thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Acute Hospital Care at Home” waiver, which will last as long as the public health emergency (PHE) is active. And it’s not shocking that health systems, hospitals and home-based care agencies helping to facilitate hospital-level
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“Choose Home,” major legislation designed to help more people age in place, is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill. There’s even a chance a Choose Home bill is introduced before Congress’s July 4 recess. That’s according to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi. If introduced and eventually enacted, Choose Home would
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Current Health joins Moving Health Home Boston-based Current Health, a company that offers a remote care management platform to help health care providers conduct home-based care, has joined the Moving Health Home (MHH) coalition. MHH was created in March to influence lawmakers and advocate for legislation favorable to all sorts of home-based care. Its member
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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire onehome, a home-focused, post-acute care company. The acquisition brings the Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana closer to its goal of being one of the premier home-based care providers in the country, its executives believe. Officially dubbed “One HomeCare Solutions,” the Miramar, Florida-based
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Home-based care providers are hampered by their use of outdated communications tools, a new report from Citus Health and Porter Research claims. New York-based Citus Health is a digital care coordination platform that serves the home-based care industry. The company’s platform facilitates communication between family members, care providers and the patient. Released Wednesday, the report
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Since COVID-19 vaccines became more widely available in the U.S., home health providers have been working to “get shots in the arms” of vulnerable, homebound populations. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new support for those providers on Wednesday. As part of the Biden administration’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations,
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Jump-starting a struggling company is no easy feat. For InHome Healthcare Services, this meant having a strong grasp on its local market and filling care gaps in the community. Before InHome Healthcare Services was a single company, it was two individual agencies: Good Life Homecare in Monterey, California, and Wilshire Healthcare in Fresno, California. In
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Direct contracting is quickly becoming one of the most prominent examples of the overall shift to value-based care. And home health providers will likely play a critical role in the payment model’s success. Although the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) paused certain direct-contracting options when the new administration took over, it remains an
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Home-based care providers had plenty of COVID-19-related challenges to overcome, including personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages and cash-flow difficulties. Yet caregiver churn remains the top concern for many in-home care operators. It’s one of the greatest roadblocks to growth as well. The public health emergency has only compounded the staffing challenges that have plagued providers
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