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.


BAYADA Home Health Care Opens New Office Specializing in Live-In Home Care Services


BAYADA Assistive Care, a specialty practice of BAYADA Home Health Care, has opened an office dedicated to Live-In personal care services. The office, located at 251 North Avenue West in Westfield, NJ, is led by Associate Director Christina McManus with the support of Area Director Denise Daley and Clinical Manager Denise Sparnroft. The office supports new clients in Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset (some locations), and Union counties. “Our increased focus on meeting the growing demand for Live-In care services in New Jersey led us to establish this additional area of expertise within BAYADA’s continuum of care in order to serve the specific needs of more clients and enable them to live at home safely and independently,” said McManus. The new office is equipped with a dedicated team of professionals specializing in Live-In Home Health Care. Live-In Assistive Care is a comforting and cost-effective solution when ongoing support in the home is needed. Live-In care professionals are compassionate, knowledgeable, certified home health aides (CHHAs) who are specially trained to provide support for people who need assistance with their activities of daily living.


Home Healthcare Market: Enormous Opportunities Propelled by Rising Incidences, Technological Developments, and Increasing Demand for Better Services


Alexa Reports recently introduced Global Home Healthcare Market study presenting an in-depth overview, describing the Product/Industry Scope and elaborates market outlook and status to 2024. Home Healthcare Market explores effective study on varied sections of the industry including opportunities, size, growth, technology, demand, and trend of high leading players. It also provides market key statistics on the status of manufacturers, a valuable source of guidance, direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry. The report majorly helps understand which market segments or Region or Country they should focus in coming years to channelize their efforts and investments to maximize growth and profitability. The report presents the market competitive landscape and consistent in-depth analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market.


Amedisys CEO: ‘CMS Will Have to Do Some Repair Work’ to Fix Home Health Deserts


It’s safe to say that 2019 was a banner year for Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company doubled down on hospice — announcing a number of deals. On the personal care side, Amedisys entered into and saw success in an innovative partnership with ClearCare Inc. And while it’s still early days for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which kicked-off on Jan. 1, Amedisys feels confident in its ability to weather the reimbursement storm. HHCN recently caught up with CEO and President Paul Kusserow to discuss Amedisys’s industry outlook and 2020 plans. Over the past few years, Amedisys has also stayed active on the legislative front, mainly with its PDGM reform efforts.


CMS to Consolidate 8 Provider Compare Tools


CMS will combine eight separate compare tools into a single platform to simplify data searching for Medicare patients and providers, the agency said Jan. 23. The new "Medicare Care Compare" tool will combine some of the most-used sections of Medicare.gov. They include the following "Compare" sites: hospital, nursing home, home health, dialysis facility, long-term care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation facility, physician and hospice. Each site, which now has a different interface and functions independently, will in the future allow users to access the data through a single point. The changes are set to come later this year. CMS also is developing a companion portal called "Provider Data Catalog" that will allow researchers and providers to access data more easily.