Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.


Long-Term Care Market Size is Set for Rapid Growth (2019-2025) | Brookdale Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Emeritus


The global Long-Term Care market is carefully researched in the report while largely concentrating on top players and their business tactics, geographical expansion, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and pricing and cost structures. Each section of the research study is specially prepared to explore key aspects of the global Long-Term Care Market. For instance, the market dynamics section digs deep into the drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities of the global Long-Term Care market. With qualitative and quantitative analysis, we help you with thorough and comprehensive research on the global Long-Term Care market. We have also focused on SWOT, PESTLE, and Porter’s Five Forces analyses of the global Long-Term Care market. The following Leading Players are covered in Long-Term Care market Report: Brookdale Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Emeritus, Atria Senior Living, Extendicare, Gentiva Health Services, Senior Care Centers of America, Kindred Healthcare.


Jefferson Health Using Tech Tool to Fill Communication Gaps with Home Health Partners


Jefferson Health — a 14-hospital system with more than $5 billion in revenue — is turning to a social media-inspired technology platform to fill communication gaps with its home health partners. The platform comes from Chicago-based Prepared Health, which helps hospitals connect and collaborate with the post-acute providers taking care of their patients following discharge in real time. Jefferson, which operates in the Philadelphia and New Jersey markets, hopes Prepared Health’s cloud-based platform will lead to reduced readmissions, lower emergency room utilization and streamlined transitions for its patients. Specifically, Jefferson plans to use the platform to improve hospital and home health provider communication surrounding its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced population, including heart failure and sepsis patients, Dr. Maryann Lauletta, vice president of medical operations for Jefferson, told Home Health Care News.


Hosparus Health Partners with Homecare Homebase


Homecare Homebase (HCHB) a provider of mobile home health and hospice software has become the EMR solution for Hosparus Health, a not for profit hospice and palliative care provider serving over 8,000 patients and families throughout Kentucky and Indiana. Hosparus Health had been looking for a user-friendly system to streamline documentation and offer greater efficiencies for clinicians working at the point of care—wherever a patient calls home. HCHB’s mobile cloud-based solution, PointCare, will allow Hosparus Health to deliver care to patients and families in a compliant, secure, real-time and cost-effective manner.


CMS’s New “Primary Cares Initiative” Places Primary Care at the Center of the Shift to Value-Based Care


On April 22, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two sweeping new payment innovation models under the Primary Cares Initiatives. The models will seek to incentivize primary care and other providers to take on greater responsibility and risk for the lives of covered beneficiaries. Both new models are scheduled to be effective for a first performance year of 2020. Read on for key details of the models, projected impact on the Medicare patient population, and our key takeaways for providers. Primary Care First Model provides simplified payments with performance-based adjustments The first model is Primary Care First (PCF), and include two options: PCF – General. Participating practices will assume financial risk for aligned beneficiaries and, in exchange, the practices will have reduced administrative burdens and will be eligible for performance-based payments or downside risk. PCF – High Needs Populations. Participating practices will assume financial responsibility for high-need, seriously ill beneficiaries who lack a primary care provider or effective care coordination, and, in exchange, the practices will higher payment amounts as well as eligibility for performance-based payments or downside risk.