Mission Healthcare

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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Mission Buys Healthy Living Network, Effectively Doubling Its Overall Business

Mission Healthcare announced Wednesday that it has acquired Healthy Living Network, a multi-state home health provider founded over a decade ago. The deal is the largest acquisition in the San Diego-based Mission’s history, CEO Paul VerHoeve told Home Health Care news. Additionally, by joining forces with Healthy Living Network, Mission effectively doubles its overall business …

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How a Capital Gains Tax Hike Could Affect the Home-Based Care M&A Market

The M&A market is heating up again now that uncertainty tied to the COVID-19 crisis is waning. Another factor that could increase transactions and shift the market, though, has nothing to do with home-based care. Instead, it’s President Joe Biden’s proposed increase to the capital gains tax. Broadly, a capital gains tax is applied to …

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Mission Healthcare Purchases Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Home Health Segment

Mission Healthcare has acquired Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health in Southern California. Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health is a part of Loma Linda University Health, which includes eight professional schools, six hospitals and a network of more than 900 faculty physicians. Meanwhile, San Diego, California-based Mission Healthcare is one of the …

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Mission Healthcare Plans Palliative Care Rollout, Multi-State Expansion

Mission Healthcare — one of the largest regional home health, hospice and palliative care providers in Southern California — is on the move. Earlier this month, the San Diego-based company completed its acquisition of Alliance Home Health & Hospice Care, a Medicare-certified home health and hospice organization in Pleasanton. The acquisition is Mission’s first outside …

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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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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 …

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Mission Healthcare Hires Two New Executives; Lifesprk Names New President

Mission Healthcare adds to executive team Mission Healthcare has made new additions to its executive leadership team. The company named JoAnn Mack its chief operating officer and Damien Weston its chief growth officer. Mission Healthcare — which has more than 600 employees — is a San Diego-based home health and hospice services provider with 10 …

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Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

Today, just a fraction of community-based palliative care programs are operated by home health providers. But the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and a shift away from fee-for-service Medicare will likely change that moving forward. Throughout the health care world, the term “palliative care” often carries a different meaning from one organization to the next. In …

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