The rise of value-based care models — or approaches to care that prioritize quality more than quantity — has meant primary care physicians have had to rely on a team-based approach to stay connected to patients in their everyday lives. That’s why, according to Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) leadership, the future of health care is in the home. Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana — which, along with two private equity firms, acquired Kindred at Home earlier this
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A huge gap exists between the need for home-based medical care and what is actually being provided to frail older adults, especially in rural areas, a new study has found. There also appear to be significant disparities in access to home-based care between male and female patients as well. The study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. “Most homebound seniors have not received medical care at home,” Nengliang “Aaron” Yao, one of
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House lawmakers have taken a step toward extending crucial — but expiring — financial protections to seniors receiving long-term care in home or community settings. They did so with backing from more than a dozen health care and provider organizations. In general, to financially qualify for Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), an individual has to meet certain low-income and asset requirements. Marriage often complicates those eligibility requirements, however, potentially putting husbands or wives in
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HIMSS on Tuesday unveiled the recipients of its HIMSS 2019 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, including a diverse list of industry players representing Silicon Valley tech giants to major hospitals and academia to the public sector. This year’s awards honor women for their accomplishments advancing and improving healthcare and technology, according to Stephanie Denvir, senior director of strategic relations at HIMSS. “We’re honored to work with such influential experts in the health information
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