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Humana finalizes rebrand of KAH to CenterWell Home Health

September 8, 2022HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Humana has completed the rebrand of its home health division Kindred at Home (KAH) as CenterWell Home Health. The division has more than 350 locations serving 38 states. “Integrating home health operations into Humana’s home solutions business remains on track as we continue to build and scale our value-based home health offering to improve patient health outcomes nationally,” said Andy Agwunobi, M.D., president of Humana’s Home Solutions segment. “The...

CenterWell Home Health, Home health, Humana


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CMS seeks input on emergency preparedness

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS will host a virtual listening session with health care providers on Sept. 13 to gather information on their experiences during public health emergencies outside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion will include What have been your facility's experiences in developing and implementing emergency preparedness plans under the CMS regulations, and do the current CMS emergency preparedness regulations create any unintended barriers in your work? This session is the...

Home health, Medicare, Public Health Emergency


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CMS makes first move to permanently incorporate telehealth into care

June 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS is proposing to allow home health agencies to continue to report the costs of telehealth as allowable administrative costs on line 5 of the home health agency cost report, according to a proposed rule. The agency proposes modifying the instructions regarding line 5 to reflect broader use of telecommunications technology. Additionally, CMS proposes to include not only remote patient monitoring but also other communications or monitoring services, consistent with the plan of care for...

CMS, Home health, Proposed Rule, Telehealth


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Mediware bolsters home health presence

July 13, 2018HME News Staff

LENEXA, Kan. - Mediware Information Systems has acquired Fazzi Associates, a Northampton, Mass.-based provider of coding services to the home health and hospice market. Fazzi also provides consulting, training, benchmarking and research to more than 1,400 agencies across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. “The acquisition creates a unique alignment between two health care (companies)—one in innovative software, the other in outsourced services, consultation, and education,” Mediware...

Coding, Consulting, Fazzi Associates, Home health, M&A, Mediware, software


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ResMed buys another software provider

May 29, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held HEALTHCAREfirst, a provider of software solutions and services for home health and hospice agencies. HEALTHCAREfirst offers electronic health record software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics that allow home health and hospice agencies to optimize their clinical, financial and administrative processes, ResMed says. “The home health and hospice segments are large and growing fast, due to the...

Brightree, HEALTHCAREfirst, Home health, M&A, ResMed, software


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