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Tale of Two Home Health Providers: ValueBased Care Gap Growing Wider -

Earlier in June, the Trump administration and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) touted a renewed national commitment to value-based care. But for that renewed commitment to take off in the home health care space, government officials need to act fast, industry insiders caution. Theres a widening value-based care gap …

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Computer Manufacturer Lenovo Announces New InHome Care Solutions for Patients with Chronic Conditions -

Computer manufacturing company Lenovo is rolling out a new home-based virtual care solution designed to build compliance among patients with chronic conditions, many of whom are seniors. Its doing so in partnership with Vianova Health, which created the virtual health assistant used in the new technology. While telehealth technology has become …

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Ochsner Health System Builds on Home Strategy, Teams Up with Ready Responders

One of the countrys most aggressive health systems in terms of moving care into the home is teaming up with a new technology partner that bills itself as the Uber of urgent care. Earlier in June, Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System announced it has been working with Ready Responders to reduce preventable emergency department visits and

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As Hospitals Lose $50B Per Month, Home Health Providers Consider New Acquisition Opportunities

Across the U.S., hospital systems are bleeding money. The coronavirus is largely to blame, with most of the country suspending elective procedures and non-essential hospital services for the majority of spring. The American Hospital Association (AHA), for example, estimates that COVID-19s financial impact to hospitals and health systems over the …

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Changemakers: Elliott Wood, President and CEO, Medalogix

Facing a new payment model and the ongoing shift toward value-based care, home health providers must deal with change on a regular basis. And Nashville, Tennessee-based predictive analytics company Medalogix is positioning itself as a changemaking guide. Led by CEO Elliott Wood, Medalogix is working to bridge the gap between data and action, …

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CMS Proposes $540M Home Health Payment Boost, Permanent Telehealth Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to make telehealth flexibilities for home health providers introduced in light of the coronavirus permanent; However, providers would still be forced to provide the virtual care without payment. CMS detailed that proposal and other Thursday afternoon, along with its annual update …

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SNFto-Home Diversion Opportunities Skyrocket for Home Health Providers -

The nursing home industry has taken the brunt of the nations coronavirus blow, with more than 40% of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths involving skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Those staggering statistics have prompted fewer seniors to receive care in the setting, both for voluntary reasons and because many SNFs stopped accepting new patients and started …

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Boom or Bust: How COVID19 Impacted the Concierge Home Care Business -

With its unique services and specialized care options, the concierge home care business model seemed primed for takeoff during the COVID-19 emergency. In actuality, providers operating within this space saw varied returns. In general, it can be difficult to pin down the definition of concierge home care. Each home care agency that provides these …

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Market Forecast: COVID19s Long-Term Impact on Home Care -

The home care industry has historically been built on nonmedical services and a private-pay revenue structure. It has also long been underappreciated by the health care sector at large. But all of thats changing. Nonmedical home care providers have proven their worth and range amid the COVID-19 crisis, keeping high-acuity seniors safe at home while …

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Home Care Agencies Starting to Wake Up to Infection Control

Home health agencies have always had to prioritize infection control as part of Medicares Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But that hasnt always been the case for non-medical home care providers. That quickly changed after the coronavirus began spreading across the country in March and April. Now, infection control is likely something …

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