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.

Don't Forget to Observe This Stock: Amedisys, Inc (AMED), Quotient Technology Inc (QUOT)


The price moved to 5.96% while comparing it with the average of 20 days and distanced at change of 16.11% from average of 50 days while separated at 51.39% from average of 200 days average. The stock performed with weekly change of 0.40% and it moved for the month at 10.97%. It has a RSI value of 73.32. Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) stock negotiated recent volume of 234587 shares in recent trading session on Thursday Dated JULY 19, 2018. The stock average capacity of shares measured at 266.41K shares. AMED recent stock price value stands at $95.39 with moving a change 0.65%. This stock changed rising from its 52 week low with 109.19% and -0.33% downward from its 52 week high price. It has 33.77M outstanding shares and 33.65M shares have been floated in market. The stock institutional ownership counted 90.50% while insider ownership held at 1.40%.


Home Health Aide Among Most Family-Friendly Jobs


Technology and sales companies may be doing the best job of offering workers family-friendly jobs and greater flexibility, but the home health industry isn’t too far behind, at least for home health aides. Indeed, one the most widely used job sites in the world, recently analyzed hundreds of millions of its job postings in search of opportunities that highlighted family-friendly or flexible work benefits. While sales, finance and tech-driven jobs checked in toward the very top of Indeed’s review, postings for home health aides also scored high marks. That’s good news for home health providers, as job flexibility is often linked to employee retention, though not as strongly as wages. Overall, home health aides ranked No. 14 in Indeed’s family-friendly jobs analysis.


Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Decision on Risk-Adjustment Payments


Twenty-eight medical organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), sent the following letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concern with CMS’ decision to suspend billions of dollars in annual payments to insurers as required under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) risk-adjustment program. The letter was sent to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.


Kindred Healthcare (KND) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds


Media coverage about Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kindred Healthcare earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 46.0599908316752 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.


LHC Group (LHCG) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows


Media headlines about LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LHC Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the health services provider an impact score of 46.0156470447256 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.