Category: Elara Caring

  • Why Home Health Providers are Producing High Referral Rejection Rates

    Home health providers continue to struggle with capacity challenges, as an increasing number of them are forced to turn away referrals from the acute care setting. Home health “rejection rates,” or providers’ tendency to “say no” to new patients recently discharged from the hospital, has become a key data point for the industry since early […]

  • Elara Caring Names COO; Prospero Health Appoints C-Suite Executives

    Elara Caring hires chief operating officer Elara Caring has named Ananth Mohan its chief operating officer. “Ananth is joining Elara Caring at a time when his expertise is needed most,” Scott Powers, CEO of Elara Caring, said in a statement. “The addition of his strong health care operations background to our leadership team comes as […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • Senior Helpers Names Strategy Leader; Griswold Home Care Appoints CFO

    Senior Helpers announces senior director of strategic programs Senior Helpers has named David Chandler its senior director of strategic programs. Maryland-based Senior Helpers is a home care franchise organization that operates across 44 states. The company — recently acquired by the investment arm of Advocate Aurora Health — has over 320 locations worldwide. In his […]

  • Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy

    An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The coalition, unveiled Wednesday, is made up by eight diverse founding […]

  • The Top 10 Largest Home Health, Hospice Providers in 2020

    Kindred at Home remained at the top of the home health care mountain in 2020, checking in as the largest provider in the country, according to the latest annual ranking from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Kindred specifically captured nearly 6% of the national market share last year. Kindred at Home is part of Humana Inc. (NYSE: […]

  • Home Health Executive Forecast for 2021: Reserving a Seat at the Big Kids’ Table

    Going into 2020, many home health executives predicted that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would kick off a wave of consolidation and agency closures. Others believed the phase out of Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) would have a similar effect. For the most part, that didn’t happen. The COVID-19 pandemic — and all the policy […]

  • Elara Caring Targets Physicians as Home Health Providers Rethink Referrals

    In the build-up to 2020 and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), many home health providers began shifting their referral strategies to focus more on hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other institutional sources. Generally, providers realized that patients coming from such settings likely meant more Medicare dollars under PDGM, especially when patients were also classified […]