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Category: AccentCare

  • Where Home Health Providers Fit into the Evolving Kidney Care Landscape

    Over the years, there have been federal efforts in the U.S. to shift dialysis for kidney care patients into the home. Meanwhile, home-focused kidney care companies have cemented their spot as part of the broader health care landscape. In this environment, the question that lingers is if there’s a place for home health providers in […]

  • Enhabit Sale Rumors Raise Questions, Place Potential Buyers at Defining Crossroads

    Earlier this week, a report surfaced claiming that Advent International, Aveanna Healthcare Holdings (Nasdaq: AVAH) and at least a few other companies have “expressed interest” in acquiring Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, the $1.1 billion business currently belonging to Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC). Executives from the Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health have repeatedly stood behind […]

  • AccentCare CEO: To Avoid Extinction, Home Health ‘Dinosaurs’ Must Embrace New Services

    The chief executive officer of any business must balance immediate priorities with future aspirations. That’s particularly true for home-based care CEOs, whose organizations are starting to draw the attention of Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and other potential disruptors. At Dallas-based AccentCare Inc., this balancing act means doubling down on recruitment and retention […]

  • 2022 Executive Forecast: Time to Throw Out the Old Home Health Playbook

    It has never been more challenging to be a home health operator. At the same time, there has never been more upside. That’s the general census of home health executives as 2021 comes to a close. Looking ahead to next year, many believe unprecedented labor struggles are likely to continue, though technology and the use […]

  • Home Health Telehealth Utilization Likely to Remain Strong

    The use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies skyrocketed during the initial COVID-19 surges, then hit a plateau. But even with some degree of leveling off, telehealth use has still increased by more than 38 times since pre-pandemic baselines. Despite reimbursement roadblocks, home health providers have been among the biggest adopters of telehealth. AccentCare, […]

  • Changemakers: Steve Rodgers, CEO, AccentCare

    In a period of about seven years, AccentCare Inc. has expanded its footprint from seven states to 31, thanks to strong organic growth and an aggressive M&A strategy. With all of that growth has come massive change, according to the Dallas-based company’s longtime CEO, Steve Rodgers. But there was likely no bigger change in AccentCare’s […]

  • AccentCare Enters Two New Markets with Purchase of Southeastern Health Care at Home

    AccentCare announced Monday that it has purchased Southeastern Health Care at Home from private equity firm Geneva Glen Capital. Southeastern Health Care at Home is the largest privately-owned home health services provider in Pennsylvania. In addition to home health care, the company delivers hospice and mobile primary care services, plus palliative and wound care services. […]

  • The Home-Based Care Companies That Could Go Public Next

    In-home care tailwinds have only grown stronger during the COVID-19 crisis. That, in turn, is prompting the home health industry itself to change. Initially, much of that change has come in the form of more M&A action and investment, especially from private equity interests. Eventually, though, it will also likely manifest in more activity in […]

  • Home Health Providers to Watch in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ambitious plans of most home health providers. Now nearly halfway into 2021, many are picking up right where they left off, with a few key players doubling down on innovation and betting big on the future of home-based care. There are plenty “home health providers to watch” as the rest […]

  • AccentCare Uses AI to Track Social Determinants of Health, Reduce Readmissions

    Home health providers typically have to learn about their patients’ social determinants of health on the fly, quickly picking up on risk factors like access to transportation and proximity to healthy food following a hospital discharge. One in-home care giant is turning to artificial intelligence for a head start. Earlier this month, AccentCare Inc. revealed […]

  • Clinical Leaders Sounds Off on Home Health Care’s Biggest Challenges

    The home health industry continues to settle into 2021, buoyed by the optimism associated with the country’s vaccination progress. For the first time in months, clinical leadership teams have a chance to take stock of their operations while evaluating a number of different opportunities, challenges and trends across home-based care. One specific area where clinical […]

  • AccentCare CMO: Home Health, Hospice Turning into the ‘Forgotten Front Line’

    Home health and hospice workers have played a critical role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite being included in many states’ top-priority groups, they’re now being all-too-often overlooked when it comes to vaccine access, AccentCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anna Loengard told Home Health Care News. Initially, a large portion of […]

  • AccentCare Announces New COO; Humana Names First Chief Health Equity Officer

    AccentCare appoints Chris Dimos as COO AccentCare has named Chris Dimos its chief operating officer. Dallas-based AccentCare has over 200 locations across the U.S. As a company, it provides skilled home health and personal care services, along with hospice care, private-duty nursing and care management services. Prior to joining AccentCare, Dimos was the president of […]

  • AccentCare, Seasons Finalize Merger Aimed at Streamlining Patient Care

    AccentCare and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care have cleared all regulatory hurdles and officially merged, the post-acute care providers announced Tuesday. The Dallas, Texas-based AccentCare is ranked as the fifth-largest home health provider in the nation in terms of overall market share, according to LexisNexis statistics. Similarly, the Rosemont, Illinois-based Seasons is listed as the […]

  • Beyond the Pandemic: 9 Overlooked Stories from 2020

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020 — and rightfully so. But there were plenty of other storylines that defined the year, including the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the conclusion of a hotly contested presidential election and the execution of multiple industry-shaping transactions. These are nine of the most overlooked stories […]

  • AccentCare, Seasons Hospice to Merge

    AccentCare Inc. and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care are merging. Dallas-based AccentCare — owned by global private equity firm Advent International — is among the five largest home health providers in the country, according to industry data. The Rosemont, Illinois-based Seasons holds the same distinction in the U.S. hospice market. “Accentcare is doing very, very […]