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Category: Axxess

  • The Various Approaches Needed to Address Workforce Challenges

    As workforce shortages remain a challenge for home-based care providers, industry stakeholders are finding that combating the issue in a myriad of ways is the best route. “We consider [workforce] the number one priority in home care and hospice,” Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), said during a […]

  • InnovAge Appoints New CEO; Axxess Beefs Up Executive Leadership Team

    InnovAge names new president and CEO Longtime InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV) CEO Maureen Hewitt has stepped down from the role. Patrick Blair, formerly of Bayada Home Health Care, has been named president and CEO by InnovAge’s board of directors. The appointment comes after reports that Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the U.S. […]

  • Future Leader: Adrian Killebrew, Vice President of Business Development at Axxess

    The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Adrian Killebrew, vice president of business development at Axxess, […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • Current Health Joins Moving Health Home Coalition; FirstLight Partners with Dina

    Current Health joins Moving Health Home Boston-based Current Health, a company that offers a remote care management platform to help health care providers conduct home-based care, has joined the Moving Health Home (MHH) coalition. MHH was created in March to influence lawmakers and advocate for legislation favorable to all sorts of home-based care. Its member […]

  • Home Health Experts Offer Update on Transition to No-Pay RAPs

    It’s been 48 days since the start of “no-pay RAPs” in home health care. During this time, providers have had to navigate a sea of challenges and unexpected speed bumps while adjusting to the new process. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kicked off no-pay RAPs on Jan. 1 of this year. […]

  • An Unexpected Savior: How PDGM Prep Helped Home Health Agencies Ease COVID-19’s Impact

    Home health agencies spent 2019 prepping for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — and it may have saved some of them from more dire outcomes tied to COVID-19. As providers transformed to become more efficient and technologically driven, they inadvertently readied themselves for a public health emergency that no one saw coming. “One of the […]

  • Amedisys Adds New Board Member; UVMHN Tabs New President

    Samuels joins the Amedisys board Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has named Ivanetta Davis Samuels to its board of directors. She became officially active in her role on Dec. 15. “I am excited to welcome Ivanetta and her vast leadership experience to our Board of Directors,” Amedisys CEO and President Paul Kusserow said in a statement. […]

  • Why In-Home Care Agencies Need to Rethink Their Staffing Strategies

    Home-based care agencies have had to lean on technology during the COVID-19 crisis, whether they liked it or not. In some cases, that meant conducting remote visits, even if they weren’t reimbursable under Medicare rules. In other cases, it meant having staff work from home in this new, long-term COVID-19 reality. But telehealth platforms are […]

  • Griswold Continues Building Out Leadership Team; NAHC, HCAOA Announce Board Additions

    Griswold adds to leadership team, board Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold Home Care has named Matt Ericksen director of sales and operations. In his new role, Ericksen will bring expertise in business development, compliance and recruitment to the team, according to the company. He was most recently the director of operations at BrightStar Care Inc., one […]