BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 1, 2019)—Many small to mid-sized home health agencies will suffer if the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is enacted as planned, according to Amedisys President and CEO Paul Kusserow—presenting his and other large company opportunities to increase market share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (July 25, 2019)—Amedisys, Inc., an independent home health, hospice and personal care company, has signed an agreement with ClearCare, Inc. to create an opportunity to establish partnerships between Amedisys home health centers and personal care agencies using ClearCare to coordinate the care of patients.
By Greg Shulas
Amedisys, a home health care company, is reporting strong progress in a core area that’s been a frequent Achilles heel: staff retention.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based provider has cut its turnover rate from about 40 percent in late 2015 to nearly 18 percent today. It’s an achievement that has dovetailed with Amedisys’s effort to strengthen its overall recruitment strategy by consistently emphasizing its commitment to providing superior clinical care.
With Medicare spend for hospice care growing substantially in recent years and palliative care becoming an increasingly attractive precursor to hospice in the emerging value-based ecosystem, the hospice market is changing.
Recent developments of note include the October 10, 2018, announcement from Amedisys that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Compassionate Care Hospice, a national hospice care provider headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
By Liz Carey
(May 2, 2018)—Amedisys enlarged its personal care footprint with its subsidiary Associated Home Care’s close of the acquisition of East Tennessee Personal Care Services based in Knoxville, Tennessee.