Home Healthcare

Hospital readmissions double Medicare expense, more likely from certain settings, analysis shows

Hospital readmissions double Medicare expense, more likely from certain settings, analysis shows

Medicare expenditures for beneficiaries who are readmitted to the hospital within 60 days are twice as high as expenditures for beneficiaries who aren't readmitted, a new analysis sponsored by the home health industry finds.

Study highlights cost-effectiveness of home healthcare as post-acute setting

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When home healthcare is used as the first post-acute care setting after a hospital stay, it was found to be the most cost-effective care setting, new research suggests.

Gentiva to acquire hospice provider Odyssey for $1 billion

Home health and hospice provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. plans to acquire hospice provider Odyssey HealthCare Inc. in a transaction valued at more than $1 billion.