In another sign that mergers and acquisitions are heating up, Dallas and Nashville-based private equity firm Pharos Capital Group has added another hospice and home healthcare agency to its stable of businesse
President Joseph Biden’s $400 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s caregiving infrastructure could include ways to help middle-income Americans pay for long-term care through Medicare of Medicaid.
Good news for home care providers: Designated funds from the recently passed $1.9 trillion stimulus package should be coming your way soon.
Pause on J&J COVID-19 vaccine could slow in-home rural vaccinations … Pew: Vaccinations lag for home healthcare workers … Connecticut home healthcare company pays settlement … Golden Heart Senior Care expands … New in-home blood drawing service hits the market
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped forge an alliance between a Medicare Advantage company and a provider of post-acute-home-based care (PAHC). Miramar, FL-based onehome is partnering with Waltham, MA-based Devoted Health to deliver expanded care to members in Arizona, Ohio and San Antonio, TX.
Payment reforms, technology and government support are combining to drive strong momentum for the hospital-at-home (HaH) model
Home healthcare providers are joining forces with hospitals and public health agencies in some states to provide in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to seniors
Former CMS Administrator Seema Verma joins board of at-home renal care firm … Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to solicit ideas to increase vaccine confidence among long-term care workers … Pandemic may pave way for mobile dentistry … CMS extends application deadline for Primary Care First model
On Friday PACE at ArchCare Senior Life — the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) run by the Archdiocese of New York — accomplished what might be considered a monumental feat for any healthcare provider: getting COVID-19 vaccinations into the arms of 300 homebound New York City seniors in just two weeks.
The United States is well-equipped to provide more home- and community-based care (HCBS), a public policy expert recently told an audience of long-term care providers, including those in home care.
With more healthcare moving into homes, the risk of injury among home care and home healthcare workers is increasing
As the pandemic wanes, home care providers and their patients can practice self-care to recover from the emotional toll the public health emergency has taken
VP Kamala Harris speaks at weekend care summit … Former director of CMS Innovation Center launches new healthcare company … Moving Health Home coalition expanding with seven additional organizations … ATA and 16 other organizations pen letter to CMS seeking expansion of telehealth to diabetes program … AMA seeking feedback from members on repayment Medicare…
Thanks to a push by several nonprofit organizations and the natural evolution of Medicare coverage, the time could be ripe for the federal government to make home-delivered meals a part of the nation’s healthcare continuum.
Home-based care and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) got a big boost Thursday from one of the nation’s leading think tanks on aging
Home care and home health care workers could play a greater role in their patients’ care if more physicians sign up for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Primary Care First (PCF) model, physician and healthcare advisor Arif Kamal, M.D., told McKnight’s Home Care Daily.
CMS proposes 2.3% increase in Medicare payments to hospices for FY 2022 … HHS OIG Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recovers $4.9 million from home health agencies in 2020 … Encompass shares move on takeover speculation … Calls mount for Biden to track healthcare worker deaths from COVID-19
Healthcare assistants descended virtually on Washington Wednesday, demanding better wages, career development and recognition. During the six-hour online demonstration sponsored by the National Association of Home Care Assistants (NAHCA), registered nurses and certified nursing assistants said the pandemic highlighted the value CNAs provide to in-home care and long-term care.
Telehealth provider Vesta Healthcare has raised $65 million in capital to help it expand in other states, increase program offerings and develop partnerships with home care agencies over the next few months.
Drones could soon make house calls, dropping off Medical supplies, prescriptions and even self-administered lab tests. A team of inventors at the University of Cincinnati is developing the technology that combines artificial intelligence with sensors that allow the drones to navigate inside through doorways and into homes.
As the home becomes a healthcare hub in this new decade, post-acute care (PAC) providers need to up their ability to send and accept data electronically to provide better care for their patients and foster long-lasting referral relationships critical to doing business.
If we want to prevent future illness of patients and staff and defeat the virus, we need to make it possible for home care workers to have access to this potentially lifesaving treatment.
As 2021 and our post-vaccine economy ramps up, franchising offers a way for entrepreneurs to open their own business, build sustainable income, and follow a path to tried and true success.
Virtual care technologies are helping home health agencies save money by not requiring an upfront investment in new equipment that can become quickly outdated.
The home care industry can use the president’s ambitious plan to spread their message about the need to grow access to home care for seniors, and living wages for employees to help attract qualified people to the field.
A “McKnight’s” webinar on March 4 at 1 p.m. ET will be geared to home care providers and focus on how to engage seniors through technology.
Join us for a McKnight’s Home Care Daily webinar on Thursday, Oct. 29, to learn more about the extraordinary challenges of COVID-19 faced by home health agencies.