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.

Global Telehealth Market Size 2018 (Honeywell Life Care Solutions Healthcare, Tunstall Healthcare, and Medtronic)

The research report on Global Telehealth Market 2018 keenly identifies important facets of the industry. The analysis covers Telehealth market size, current trends, drivers, challenges, opportunities, as well as key Telehealth market segments. It is based on historical data and current Telehealth market needs. Also entails different Telehealth business approaches adopted by the decision makers. That strengthens Telehealth growth and makes a superior stand in the industry. The Telehealth market will grow with a significant CAGR during 2018 to 2022. The report isolates the entire Telehealth market on the basis of key players, regions, applications, and types.

Kindred Healthcare (KND) Earns News Impact Score of 0.19

News stories about Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to 1 being the most favorable. Kindred Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the health services provider an impact score of 44.2683486356621 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Congress Races the Clock in a Quest to Bring Stability to the Health Insurance Market

Congress is running out of time if members want to come up with legislation to stabilize the individual insurance market. While Republicans and Democrats still feud over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a bipartisan group of senators and House members has been working since last summer on measures to keep prices from rising out of control and undermining the individual market where people who don’t get insurance through work or the government buy policies. They hope to attach a package of fixes to what should be the year’s final temporary spending bill, due in late March.

Amedisys Closes on Acquisition Adding Coverage Area in Western Kentucky

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s leading home healthcare, hospice and personal care companies, announced today that it has acquired the right to operate in 10 counties in western Kentucky from Christian Care Communities. Under the terms of the agreement, Amedisys acquired the right to operate in six new CON counties and four overlapping counties in the region. These counties will be serviced by established Amedisys agencies in Owensboro and Bowling Green, Kentucky. These agencies earned 4 and 4.5 stars out of a possible 5, respectively, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for Quality of Patient Care, both above the national average.