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.


Home Care Agencies Mobilize for Post-Holiday Referral Rush


The holidays and weeks that follow are one of the busiest times of year for home care providers, as referrals surge. Whether the rush brings in business or results in missed opportunities depends on how agencies prepare. ”The first thing is to simply understand that this trend is there,” Peter Droubay, director of recruiting at senior care resource and referral platform Caring.com, told Home Health Care News. “Unfortunately, far too many agencies just get caught unaware. Suddenly their phone starts to ring and they don’t have caregivers they can place, they don’t have people ready to take the calls and they don’t have advertising out there.”


Senate Approves Van Drew Bill to Expand Home Health Care Options


Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew, which would expand the option of a governmental home health care agency to partner with non-governmental providers to deliver health care services, was approved by the Senate today. “When a governmental home health care agency cannot meet the demand to provide adequate health care services, they should be able to partner with a nursing service in order for more people to have the proper care they need at home,” said Senator Van Drew (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). The bill, S-1373, would permit a county or municipal government, which is the licensed operator of a home health agency, to contract with a non-governmental entity which is licensed as a home health care agency. The non-governmental entity would provide direct services, administration and financial services on behalf of the governmental home health care agency. Any such contractual arrangement would be subject to approval by the Department of Health.


Amedisys is 2018 Readers’ Choice for Best Home Health Care in County


Amedisys received the 2018 LaFollette Press Readers’ Choice Award for Best Home Health Provider. Joel Brummett, director of the Jacksboro Amedisys branch, formerly worked for Family Home Health — which operated for approximately five years before merging to become the local branch of the Amedisys Corporation. The branch has since served the Campbell County community for 15 years. According to the company’s website, Amedisys has made it a mission to “honor those we serve with compassionate home health, hospice and personal care services that apply the highest quality clinical practices toward allowing our patients to maintain a sense of independence, quality of life and dignity.”


Home Healthcare Market Rising Trends and New Technologies


HTF MI released a new market study on Global and Regional Home Healthcare Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed analysis. At present, the market is developing its presence. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the Market and contains a future trend, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry validated market data. The research study provides estimates for Global and Regional Home Healthcare Forecast till 2025*. Some are the key players taken under coverage for this study are Fresenius, GE Healthcare (Subsidiary of General Electric Company), Linde Group, Mckesson, Roche, A&D Company, Bayada Home Health Care, Almost Family, Abbott Laboratories, Amedisys, Kindred Healthcare, Kinnser Software, LHC Group, Omron & Philip.