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AccentCare CEO: Home Health Industry Can’t Become the ‘Last Refuge’ for Unvaccinated Workers

After months of taking a more passive approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, home health providers are starting to turn up the heat on their workforce. On Tuesday, Sarasota, Florida-based Empath Health — a home health, hospice and home care provider that also offers palliative care and more — announced it will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all …

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Transactions: Alivia Care Acquires Better Life Home Health; Charter Health Care Group Buys Generations Hospice Care

Alivia’s new home health transaction Alivia Care Inc. has acquired Summerfield, Florida-based home health provider Better Life Home Health. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alivia Care is the parent company of Jacksonville, Florida-based Community Hospice & Palliative Care, which provides services for more than 1,200 patients across Florida. Sign up for HHCN + to read …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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‘They’re Calling Us Up, Asking for Help’: How Health System Struggles Factored into the AccentCare-Seasons Merger

The coronavirus didn’t directly lead to the recently announced merger between AccentCare Inc. and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, but it played a pretty prominent role. On Monday, Dallas-based AccentCare and Rosemont, Illinois-based Seasons revealed they’ll soon join forces to create a new post-acute care powerhouse. While the decision to merge made sense due to …

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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 …

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