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Axxess, CareAcademy facilitate learning

December 7, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON and DALLAS – Axxess, a technology innovator for health care at home, has announced an integration partnership with CareAcademy, a provider of education to home health agencies, franchise systems and payers. The intergation, the companies say, increases learner knowledge for better health outcomes by enabling seamlessly access to CareAcademy’s training and compliance management platform from within the Axxess Training and Certification Program. “Interoperability is a critical...

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Walgreens finalizes CareCentrix acquisition

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance has completed its majority share acquisition of CareCentrix.  WBA announced in October 2021 that it planned to invest $330 million for a 55% stake in CareCentrix, as part of a plan to launch Walgreens Health.  “We created Walgreens Health to reimagine local health care and wellbeing for all,” said Roz Brewer, CEO, WBA. “This partnership advances our ability to address the needs of people across care settings immediately...

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Optum buys home health provider

March 29, 2022HME News Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and LAFAYETTE, La. – Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, has agreed to buy LHC Group, a home health provider, for $170 per share of common stock in a play to extend value-based care into the homes of patients.  LHC Group’s history of quality home and community-based care matched with Optum’s extensive value-based care experiences and resources will accelerate the combined company’s ability to deliver integrated care, improving outcomes and patient...

Home health care, LHC Group, Optum, UnitedHealth Group, Value-Based Care

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Humana rebrands home health division

March 7, 2022HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Humana has started to transition Kindred at Home’s home health division to the CenterWell Home Health Brand in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina.  The insurer launched the CenterWell brand a year ago to represent its payer-agnostic health care service offerings.  “While the CenterWell Home Health brand is new, our commitment to high-quality, compassionate care is stronger than ever,” said Andy Agwunobi,...

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WellSky taps former Cigna exec

September 9, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has named Andy Eilert as president, emerging markets, where he will focus on enhancing WellSky’s provider software and analytics capabilities to optimize care and scale provider performance in emerging healthcare markets. Eilert has more than 25 years of experience in health care services and technology, most recently as president of post-acute, home, and emerging solutions at Evernorth, a division of Cigna. “Andy brings decades of experience and proven...

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CareCentrix offers home health report

November 6, 2020HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - CareCentrix has published a report, “Health-at-Home 2020: The New Standard of Care Delivery,” that offers a deep dive into current attitudes about home health care and demonstrates why the trend toward care at home is in the best of interest of payers and patients. The report also includes perspectives from providers and policymakers who look at growing opportunities in home health care. Report highlights include: 95% of payers agree treatment at home is often more cost...

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Ascension bundles post-acute care services

September 20, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ST. LOUIS - Home health care is the only industry Danny Stricker knows. So it's fitting that Stricker, who has previously worked as a home health aide and who has held a number of nursing home administrator positions, was recently named president of Ascension Living's new Post-Acute Care Division. The new division marries the company's independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehab services with its home health, hospice, palliative care, home infusion and HME...

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Cardinal Health expands scope in home health care

April 19, 2017HME News Staff

DUBLIN, Ohio - Cardinal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the patient care, deep vein thrombosis and nutritional inefficiency business of Medtronic for $6.1 billion in cash. Total revenues for that business, which encompasses 23 product categories across multiple market settings, were $2.3 billion for the 12 months ending October 2016. More than 70% of total sales were in the U.S., according to a press release. “Given the current trends in health care, including aging...

Cardinal Health, Home health care, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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