American Advantage Home Care

‘Bring It On’: Home Health Executives Embrace HHVBP Expansion

When the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first released its home health proposed payment rule for 2022, its nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model was recognized as a potential game-changer for the home health industry. While HHVBP has been heralded for its ability to improve quality of care …

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Despite Early Struggles, Home Health Providers Adjusting to the ‘No-Pay RAP’

Home health providers have over half a year of “no-pay RAPs” under their belts now. Just like COVID-19 and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), their adaptation to that change has been based on their size, capabilities and location, among other factors. But for the most part, the fear of having a significant amount of cash …

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How American Advantage Home Care Grew Its Client Base by 1000% in 2 Years

Cleamon Moorer Jr. is not a home health lifer, nor is he what you’d call a health care veteran. But he’s thriving in the space nonetheless. After taking over the relatively small American Advantage Home Care in 2019, he strategized to differentiate the agency from its peers. The Dearborn, Michigan-based provider has expanded its client …

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Disrupt Podcast #44: Clem Moorer, Jr. of American Advantage Home Care

The 44th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! American Advantage Home Care is a small but rapidly growing home health provider located in one of Michigan’s most diverse cities. Founded more than a decade ago, the company was purchased by Cleamon Moorer, Jr., in 2019. Since taking over as president and CEO, Moorer …

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Therapy’s Future Under Patient-Driven Groupings Model Unclear Due to COVID-19 Chaos

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was described as home health care’s “boogeyman” before it was implemented. One of the chief concerns, especially for therapists, was that therapy utilization would significantly decrease in 2020 — and beyond — because of what PDGM incentivizes.  But preliminary data suggests that therapy did not decrease overall in 2020. It’s …

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Staffing, Hospital Partnerships and Disaster Prep: Providers Share 2021 Spending Priorities

Similar to most companies this time of year, home-based care organizations are going through their budgeting and planning processes for the next 12 months. Budgets are thoughtful, strategic financial frameworks that are decided upon annually, with an eye toward the future. But this time around, providers are making spending plans with the insights gained from …

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On Heels of CDC Vote, Home Health Providers Grapple with COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Tuesday, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — in an overwhelming majority — voted to recommend that health care workers, among others, get first priority on a COVID-19 vaccine when one is authorized. In light of this latest development, the question now becomes: Should home health providers mandate vaccinations for employees? The …

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Perspectives: Home Health Insiders Sound Off on the 2020 Election

The ongoing expansion of Medicare Advantage (MA), a federal minimum-wage hike and additional support for front-line health care workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. These are just a few of the industry-shaping topics that home health insiders are following going into Election Day this Tuesday. While each presidential election is important, 2020 will help …

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Half of Patients Referred to Home Health Don’t Receive Services — But Providers Can Change That

Home health is often utilized as a recovery tool when patients transition out of the hospital because of its ability to improve outcomes. But many of the Medicare beneficiaries who receive referrals after being discharged aren’t actually receiving these services. Overall, the past several decades have seen an increase in the use of post-acute services, …

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The Secret to Setting Up Shop in the SNF-at-Home Space

For years, diversion between home health providers and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) has been a big part of the industry narrative. On their end, home health providers have reworked their operations to handle more acute patients and individuals traditionally served in SNFs. Now, home-based care providers are being even more intentional in their efforts by …

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