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.

Attractive Stock of Yesterday — Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND)


Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND) fell -0.55% with the finishing price of $9 in Friday Trading Session. With Latest loss move, stock price showed -24.37% downward in value from one year high price and revealed 63.64% higher in value from its one year low price. In the recent week Kindred Healthcare, Inc. stock price volatility was noted 0.78% while for the last month volatility was seen at 0.69%. Its Average True Range (ATR) shows a number of 0.07. Return on assets (ROA) results to -12.50%. While Return on investment (ROI) reached to -4.40%.


Coliseum Capital Management LLC Increased Stake in LHC Group Inc. (LHCG)


Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. It has change of 0.28, from 2017Q4’s 1.15. The ratio worsened due to LHCG positioning: 28 sold and 62 reduced. 30 funds took stakes and 48 increased stakes. Investors holded 15.67 million in 2017Q4 but now own 16.80 million shares or 7.21% more. Campbell & Inv Adviser Limited Co holds 4,950 shs. 15,792 are owned by Aqr Lc. Wells Fargo & Com Mn has invested 0% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Aperio Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 6,611 shs in its capital. Jpmorgan Chase And Company holds 132,574 shs or 0% of its capital. Bessemer Group Inc accumulated 0% or 13,400 shs. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.01% or 38,940 shs. Glenmede Na reported 0% in LHC Group, Inc.


Kindred Healthcare Inc (NYSE:KND) Q1 2018 Sentiment Change, Now at 1.03


Big money sentiment for Kindred Healthcare Inc (NYSE:KND) in 2018 Q1 increased to 1.03, revealed SEC filings. So its up 0.06, from 2017Q4’s 0.97. 68 investment managers opened new and increased stock positions, while 66 sold and decreased positions in Kindred Healthcare Inc so the sentiment has improved. These funds own 73.05 million shares, that’s down from 78.27 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Kindred Healthcare Inc in top 10 was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number.


Using Telehealth to Enhance Access to Evidence-Based Care


Telepsychiatry has its roots in Europe. In the 1920s and into the 1940s radio consultations were performed between European countries and sailors onboard ships or people on isolated islands who were ill. In the 1950s, radiology images were being transmitted. In 1959, the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute was using early videoconferencing to provide group therapy, long-term therapy, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. By the 1980s, telepsychiatry was increasingly common. The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health emphasized the need for prevention and treatment of mental illness so that patients with mental health conditions can receive the care they need and become functional participants in the community. The Commission discussed videoconferencing and telehealth as a means of access to care. In 2015, approximately 60 million people in the US were living in rural areas. The popularization of telemedicine has been secondary to a direct need to serve these areas.


Movers & Shakers: Two Board Appointments for Brookdale CEO


Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) President and CEO Cindy Baier has been appointed to the board of directors of two prominent industry groups. Baier was appointed to the board of directors of both the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) and the Nashville Healthcare Council. With more than 1,000 communities in 46 states, Brentwood, Tennessee-Based Brookdale is the nation’s largest provider of private-pay senior housing. The company also operates 75 individual home health care agencies scattered throughout the United States, serving more than 15,000 patients a day.