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How To Maximize Comfort for Patients in Home Health Care

Caregiver Support Services

As you help your loved one or your client adjust to life with home health care , there are several things you can do to maximize their comfort. Combine the assistance of extra medical equipment with all the comforts of home to demystify the home care experience for them.

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How In-Home Health Care Can Help Around The Holidays

Executive Care

In-home health care can be very beneficial during anytime of the year , but it can be especially helpful during the holiday season. In-Home Health Care Improves Lives In A Number Of Ways. Executive Home Care

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Short-term billing services help fill staffing gaps in home health and hospice

HEALTHCARE first

Staffing shortages can derail timely reimbursement for home health and hospice agencies. Home Health Hospice BlogsShort-term RCM contracts can help keep you on track.

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How to bill Medicare Advantage plans in home health and hospice

HEALTHCARE first

In fact, there are 3,834 Medicare Advantage plans available nationwide for individual enrollment in 2022. According to KFF, that’s up 8 percent (284 more plans) from 2021 and the largest number of plans in more than a decade. Home Health Hospice News Blogs

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Short-term billing services help fill staffing gaps in home health and hospice

HEALTHCARE first

Staffing shortages can derail timely reimbursement for home health and hospice agencies. Home Health Hospice BlogsShort-term RCM contracts can help keep you on track.

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How the 2023 Home Health Rule Could Change the Game in Hospice M&A

Hospice News

The pendulum of investor interest has swung hard into the hospice market in recent years, but shifts in reimbursement could steer buyers towards home health. Uncertainty earlier this year around Medicare’s proposed 2023 home health payment rates led some stakeholders to expect a swerve towards hospice. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in August proposed a 4.2% Alternative payment systems changed the dynamic of health care M&A.

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Three Key Gauges of Hospice Business Performance

Hospice News

Today’s health care environment is flooded with data, but hospice leaders should include three types of indicators in mind as they assess their performance. How can we more effectively, in real-time, be able to identify resource utilization based on the payer?”.

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Important Questions to Ask Senior Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

As you gather for the holidays, here are some important questions to ask senior loved ones to help evaluate their health and wellness. You may wish to ask some of these questions to the senior directly, while others may be answered by noticing the home environment and the person herself.

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Addus Orients M&A Strategy Away From Hospice, Towards Home Health, Personal Care

Hospice News

Addus HomeCare Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ADUS) is shifting its M&A strategy away from hospice deals to focus on its home health and personal care businesses. Regardless of VBID’s outcome, many in the hospice space foresee greater movement towards value-based payments.

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Hospice LPN Position

High Peaks Hospice

High Peaks Hospice has an immediate openings for LPNs in our Southern office serving Warren and Washington Counties. Making home visits, under the direct supervision of RN Case Manager, to assist with the provision of care to meet patient/family needs.

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CDR Asks State to Approve Sale of Two Oregon Kindred at Home Locations

Hospice News

Two Oregon locations included in Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) divestiture of Kindred at Home’s hospice assets are currently under review by the state’s health authority — part of the diligence process involved in any M&A transaction.

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Fallout of 2023 Home Health Payment Rule Likely to Affect Hospices

Hospice News

While home health operators brace for the impact of the meager 2023 reimbursement rates, hospices likewise must prepare for a ripple effect. base rate payment increase for home health care in 2023. In addition, the 2023 increase is only a temporary abatement.

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Addus Acquires Apple Home Healthcare

Hospice News

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has acquired Chicago-based Apple Home Healthcare, Ltd., The state is one of three in which Addus offers its trifecta of business lines — personal care, home health and hospice. Hospice utilization in the Illinois market reached 50.3%

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NAHC President Dombi: Hospices Face Stricter Oversight in 2023

Hospice News

Regulators have been keeping an increasingly close watch on hospice providers, and this may intensify in 2023. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) will conduct a national audit for patient eligibility. What does that generate in the end?

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Empath Health CEO Sciullo: Hospice Leaders Need Exposure at the Bedside

Hospice News

This is one of the most important lessons that Empath Health CEO Rafael Sciullo has learned during his 40-year career in health care. Fleece is the former CEO of Stratum Health, which merged with Empath in 2020. . That is really where we need to go in the future.

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What’s Fueling the Hospice JV Furnace

Hospice News

More hospice and palliative care providers are pursuing joint ventures with hospitals and health systems. Joint ventures offer unique advantages compared to traditional referral streams, according to Aaron Stein, COO of Contessa Health, a subsidiary of Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED).

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Aveanna’s Home Health, Hospice Business Takes Punches During First Year as Publicly Traded Company

Hospice News

s (NASDAQ: AVAH) hospice and home health segments saw small jumps in the third quarter, but these lagged behind the company’s growth targets. Founded in 2017, the company launched a $458.8 Its services include home health, hospice, private duty services and personal care.

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Beyond Dollars & Cents: Maximizing Sellers’ Returns in Hospice M&A?

Hospice News

With hospice M&A staying hot, a host of operational and financial pressures — coupled with record-high valuations in the space — has driven a range of providers to consider selling. So, there’s a lot of value just in having that Medicare provider number.

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Understanding the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Accessible Home Health Care

Sometimes the symptoms of dementia can be reversed due to changes in diet or the addition of medication. Frontotemporal Dementia occurs when a person loses nerve cells in the front and sides of their brain, causing personality and behavior changes.

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How Proposed Cuts to Home Health Payments Could Impact Hospice M&A

Hospice News

Disruption in home health reimbursement has an influence on the hospice mergers and acquisitions market, particularly among the rising number of companies offering both services. This started to level off late last year and in early 2022.

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Hospice M&A Going Strong, But Non-Medical Home Care a Rising Star

Hospice News

While hospice and home health M&A continue to burgeon, non-medical home care is starting to slip out from under their shadows. Deal volume for non-medical home care companies outstripped that for hospice or home health during the first half of the year.

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Voices: Todd Austin, President, HCP

Hospice News

In this Voices interview, Hospice News sits down with Todd Austin, President of HCP, to learn the strategies that hospice providers can use right now to improve staff engagement, not just with the aim of keeping staff members in their own hospice agencies, but more broadly in the industry at large.

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Aveanna CEO: Higher Wages Key to Bringing Clinicians Back

Hospice News

For the exhausted health care labor force — many of whom have left the industry — money talks. “We need to make sure that we continue to press [reimbursement] rates in order to pass those wages down to caregivers to entice them back into the home care space.”.

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Amedisys Eyes Palliative Care Expansion Via Contessa Joint Ventures

Hospice News

Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) subsidiary Contessa Health is seeing strong patient engagement for its expanded home-based palliative care program, which the company launched in January in partnership with Mt. Sinai Health System in New York. million in 2020.

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LHC Group’s Hospice Segment Faring Better Than Home Health Amid Labor Struggles

Hospice News

Like many providers, LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is feeling the brunt of labor pressures bearing down on patient volumes and revenue, with blows hitting its home health segment harder than hospice. Louisiana-based home health and hospice provider LHC Group was no exception.

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Home Care Entrepreneur Builds Serenity First Hospice, Seeks to Educate Patients on End-of-Life Options

Hospice News

Debbie Jonhston is a registered nurse who founded Viriginia-based Serenity First Hospice in 2021, inspired by the care her father recieved as he reached the end of his life. With the launch of Serenity First, Johnston transitioned from her career in home health and personal care.

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Federal Officials Call for Stronger Medicare Advantage Oversight

Hospice News

While there are many plans that appear to be acting responsibly, some are not, and these bad actors are costing taxpayers money and, more importantly, jeopardizing the health of seniors.”. billion in 2017 alone, she indicated.

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Learn the Signs that Could Indicate Mobility Issues in Seniors

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

These signs could indicate mobility issues in seniors. When it comes to noticing and addressing mobility issues in seniors, prevention is crucial. Get ahead of a tragedy by keeping an eye out for these warning signs of increasing mobility issues in seniors: Steering clear of stairs.

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Enhabit Battles Labor, Capacity Constraints With Hospice Deals in the Wings

Hospice News

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) is running against the wind right out of the gates due to labor and capacity constraints — but remains poised for hospice acquisitions as the rest of this year unfolds. Its hospice business brought in $47.8

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AccentCare, LHC Group, VITAS Execs: Care Continuum Sprawl Central to Hospice’s Growth

Hospice News

The hospice industry has been ripe for growth in recent years, plucking the interest of investors from all walks. Hospices have dug deep into the roots of their growth strategies as competition crops up in the market. million to its hospice revenue growth in this year’s second quarter.

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5 Most Game-Changing Hospice Deals from 2022

Hospice News

Though hospice deal volume dipped in 2022 compared to previous years, five particular transactions could paint a larger picture of where investors see value in the space. The acquisition took many in the space by surprise. billion purchase of Kindred at Home in August 2021.

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Community Hospice CEO Philip Ward: Providers Must Rethink Everything

Hospice News

To manage the changes taking place in hospice and in the larger health care system, Community Hospice & Palliative Care CEO Philip Ward has a mantra: Rethink everything. Ward, who has worked in hospice since 1992, also serves as the COO of Alivia Care.

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Hospices that Excel During COVID More Attractive to Buyers

Hospice News

While a sizzling hospice market saw a cooled start this year, merger and acquisition activity is still outpacing other health care sectors. What are the largest bumps in the road that might deter investor interest in the space?

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Accessible Home Health Care Introduces WizeCare to Suite of Technology Solutions

Accessible Home Health Care

Accessible Home Health Care has launched an integrated health care platform powered by WizeCare to improve home care clinician access to diagnostic and predictive analytic tools. About Accessible Home Health Care.

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Beyond Dollars & Cents: Maximizing Sellers’ Returns in Hospice M&A

Hospice News

With hospice M&A staying hot, a host of operational and financial pressures — coupled with record-high valuations in the space — has driven a range of providers to consider selling. So, there’s a lot of value just in having that Medicare provider number.

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Hospice News ELEVATE : Fireside Chat with Netsmart

Hospice News

This article is based on a Hospice News discussion with Maria Warren, Vice President of Clinical Consulting at Netsmart that took place at the Hospice News Elevate Conference in Chicago. In 2021, VBID was in nine MA plans. This article is sponsored by Netsmart.

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Enhabit CEO Jacobsmeyer: We’re Bringing Hospice, Home Health to Broader Market

Hospice News

Barbara Jacobsmeyer as of July 1 became the first CEO of Enhabit Home Health and Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) as an independent, standalone company. Enhabit emerged from the spinoff of Encompass Health’s (NYSE: EHC) home health and hospice segment, which completed in July.

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Voices: Mark Kulik, Senior Managing Director, The Braff Group

Hospice News

In this Voices interview, Hospice News sits down with Mark Kulik, Senior Managing Director, The Braff Group, to learn how the HHA and hospice M&A landscape is shaping up for 2022 heading into 2023. Hospice News: What career experiences do you most draw from in your role today?

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How Amazon’s $3.9 Billion One Medical Acquisition Could Disrupt Home-Based Care—For Better or Worse

Home Care Pulse

– What a Quidsi-Amazon Situation Would Look like in Healthcare. What a Quidsi-Amazon Situation Would Look like in Healthcarer. Share: We’re Home Care Pulse, a leading provider of experience management & surveys, caregiver/CNA training, and online reputation management.

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The Pros of Home Health Care Over Assisted Living

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

Whether health care is needed because an elder is recovering from injury or dealing with the aging process the desire to stay at home is almost universal. It’s meeting those in need of home health care where they are at: at home. Pros of Home Health Care.

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UnityPoint VP Agnew: Educate Patients, Clinicians to Expand Hospice

Hospice News

Katrina Agnew joined UnityPoint Health in December of 2021 as vice president of hospice. Hand in hand with that goal is her mission to ensure that UnityPoint has the clinical staff it needs to care for the patients and families she is working to reach.

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AccentCare CMO Loengard: Palliative Care a ‘Huge Opportunity’

Hospice News

Home-based care provider AccentCare has been busy since its merger with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, exploring new technologies and care delivery strategies, as well as expanding business lines. Can you add some more details on your work in that area?

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Finding Quality Home Health Aide Solutions: Locating Agencies

Comfort Home Care

In part one of our two-part blog series, we discussed the initial steps on how to identify the ideal home health aide in the Rockville area. Let us help you through the next steps of finding the right home health aide. How long have they been in business?

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