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Disrupt Podcast #50: Ralph Manning and Edward Crawford of Coltala Holdings

The 49th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News sat down with Coltala Holdings co-founders Ralph Manning and Edward Crawford to chat about getting into the home health sector in 2021 through the acquisition of Choice Health at Home. Dallas, Texas-based Coltala Holdings is a …

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Disrupt Podcast #49: David A. Bell of GrandCare Health Services

Most home health agencies are “generalists,” meaning they serve patients with a wide variety of in-home care needs. GrandCare Health Services, however, sees itself as an orthopedic rehab specialist, which is why it sold its non-medical home care division to 24 Hour Home Care in September. For this episode of Disrupt, HHCN caught up with …

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Disrupt Podcast #48: Tim Hanold of Care Advantage

In June, Searchlight Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in Care Advantage, one of the largest in-home care companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Aside from giving the company more firepower for future M&A activity of its own, the deal will likely help Care Advantage accelerate its value-based care strategy. The in-home care provider already has …

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Disrupt Podcast #48: David A. Bell of GrandCare Health Services

Most home health agencies are “generalists,” meaning they serve patients with a wide variety of in-home care needs. GrandCare Health Services, however, sees itself as an orthopedic rehab specialist, which is why it sold its non-medical home care division to 24 Hour Home Care in September. For this episode of Disrupt, HHCN caught up with …

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Disrupt Podcast #45: Darby Anderson of Addus HomeCare Corporation

The 45th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) is one of the largest personal care services providers in the U.S., with growing footprints in both the hospice and home health spaces as well. Today, the home-based care provider delivers its services to about 44,000 consumers through 208 locations …

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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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Addus, Homecare Homebase Co-Building New Tech Platform for a ‘Unified Patient Record’

Two in-home care powerhouses — a provider and technology company — are teaming up to build a new kind of data platform. On Thursday, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced that it has entered into a joint software-development agreement with Homecare Homebase (HCHB) to build “the industry’s first integrated, enterprise-level solution for all types of …

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Disrupt Podcast #42: Mark Montoney of Contessa Health

The 42nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News sat down with Contessa Health’s senior medical advisor, Mark Montoney, to chat about the booming hospital-at-home model in the United States. Nashville, Tennessee-based Contessa helps health systems provide hospital-level care in the home through its Home …

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Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Apart from the COVID-19 virus, staffing is the single-most challenging aspect of delivering care inside the home, with the national supply of clinicians and caregivers far outweighing service demand. That’s according to the 2021 Home Health Care News Outlook Survey and Report, produced in partnership with home-based care software company Homecare Homebase. More than 350 …

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Disrupt Podcast #40: John Driscoll of CareCentrix

The 40th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News sat down with CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll to talk about emerging health care trends and his company’s plans for 2021. Originally founded in 1996 by major home health provider Gentiva, CareCentrix is a national at-home care …

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Disrupt Podcast #38: Mark McPherson and Ruth Martynowicz of Trinity Health at Home

The 38th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Trinity Health at Home currently ranks as one of the largest home health providers in the country. It’ll be even bigger next year, thanks to an ongoing consolidation strategy to combine its national and regional locations. Home health veteran Mark McPherson leads Trinity Health at …

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Disrupt Podcast #37: Ryan Iwamoto of 24 Hour Home Care

The 37th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! In 2008 — amid the last recession — Ryan Iwamoto and his co-founders started Los Angeles-based 24 Hour Home Care with $160,000 total of investment cash from family and friends. The company is now one of the largest privately owned home care companies in the …

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Home Health Providers Prepare for ‘Very Tough Winter’ Ahead

The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases hit 68,767 on Sunday, shattering the previous high set in July. Meanwhile, Friday and Saturday took over as the two highest days for new cases since the pandemic began. Despite mitigation efforts and progress on rapid testing, the U.S. is firmly in the middle of a third surge, …

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Disrupt Podcast #36: Elaine Flores of Medical Home Care Professionals

The 36th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Headquartered in Northern California, Medical Home Care Professionals is a small home health agency that has had to overcome big challenges over the past few years. In 2018, Medical Home Care Professionals had to operate through the historic Carr Fire. Right after that, it had …

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Disrupt Podcast #35: Dr. Clive Fields of VillageMD

The 35th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! In 2013, co-founder and CMO Dr. Clive Fields helped launch primary care provider VillageMD as a 13-physician practice. Seven years later, VillageMD has grown to a 2,500-physician practice — one with an innovative care model partly shaped around the home. As one of its leaders, …

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Home Health Agencies Aren’t ‘Upcoding’ to Maximize PDGM Reimbursement

In designing the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), officials from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made a handful of assumptions about how Medicare-certified home health operators would respond once the overhaul went live. Among those assumptions, CMS believed home health agencies would automatically “upcode,” or pick the primary diagnosis code tied to …

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Disrupt Podcast #34: Ken Albert, CEO and President of Androscoggin

The 34th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available!  Founded in 1966, Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of Maine. On top of those core services, Androscoggin also offers palliative care, transitional care, virtual care and more. At the helm of Androscoggin …

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Despite COVID-19 Resurgence, Home Health Agencies Likely to Avoid Another Sudden Admissions Drop

Despite the resurgence of the coronavirus in the U.S., home health providers might not have to worry about another sudden drop in admissions. When the coronavirus first began its rapid spread across the country, jumping from a long-term care facility in Washington to the New York metropolitan area in a matter of days, many hospitals …

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