News Type: Industry News

Home Health Companions Among Fastest-Growing Private Companies

This year’s edition of Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. featured a number of in-home care providers that have made jaw-dropping business gains. To earn a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, released earlier this month, companies had to be privately owned, U.S.-based and independent, meaning… Read more »


Medicare Expansion Would Have Limited Impact on Home Health Providers

More than half of large employers in the U.S. are in favor of expanding Medicare to Americans under 65 — a change that, if implemented, could give government-reimbursed home-based care providers access to more patients. That’s according to a study from the National Business Group on Health, first covered in Forbes. The survey included responses… Read more »


Demand for home care workers on LI is outstripping supply

Trina Tonorezos’ 71-year-old sister, bedridden from stage 4 cancer, recently wound up in a nursing home when she could not get approved for round-the-clock home care. She’d wanted to remain in her Glen Cove home, where home health aides and hospice workers attended to her during the day. Yet the months before entering the nursing… Read more »




As Home Care Expands, Let’s Make It Safer For Everyone

The Rise In Home Care There are many reasons for the rise in home care. The US has a rapidly growing population of older adults, many of whom want to remain in their own homes but require help to do so. It is usually less costly to provide care at home than within a health… Read more »


Top 10 Reasons Caregivers Leave Home Care Agencies

By Robert Holly / October 22, 2018 / Source Poor communication, challenging work hours and a lack of recognition are among the top reasons caregivers leave their home care agencies, according to the latest insights from research firm Home Care Pulse. Other prominent reasons include difficult commutes, lackluster training and disappointing compensation. Undoubtedly, there are… Read more »


CMS Proposes Pre-Claim Start Date, EVV Implementation Survey

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has dominated the home health industry’s regulatory conversations of late, which is understandable, as it’s likely the biggest policy shift from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the past few decades. There are several other regulatory items flying under the radar, however, including the potential reincarnation of… Read more »


Trump Signs Bill Delaying EVV

President Donald Trump late Monday officially signed off on H.R. 6042, a widely supported bill to delay the nationwide deadline for electronic visit verification (EVV) in Medicaid-reimbursed personal care services. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in 2016 under the Obama Administration, originally required home care providers and state agencies to begin adopting… Read more »


Bill Delaying Nationwide EVV Deadline Awaits Trump’s Signature

In-home care providers, state Medicaid programs and their tech-vendor partners will very likely have at least one more year to gear up for the federally mandated nationwide rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV). That is, depending on what President Donald Trump decides to do. The U.S. House of Representatives last month signed off on H.R.… Read more »