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Study finds in-home care costs continuing to spiral

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In its 10th year, the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive care at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility-based care such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, while the cost ...

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Company making six-digit reimbursement to Medicaid for diapers

MCCOMB — The Office of the Attorney General has received and turned over to the Division of Medicaid a check in the amount of $100,000 following an agreement with a McComb-based business, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. 
 The payment is a first installment relative to an agreement reached June 9 with Thrift Home Care Inc. The agreement requires ...

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Gentiva buys Heart to Heart

TUPELO and STARKVILLE — Gentiva Health Services Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of home health and hospice services, has acquired Heart to Heart Hospice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2001, Heart to Heart Hospice has offices in Starkville and Tupelo covering 22 counties in the state. Hospice services offered through this newest addition to Gentiva include skilled ...

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Baptist makes national ranking

BATESVILLE — Baptist Home Care & Hospice North Mississippi was recently named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The annual review identified the top 25 percent of the nation’s 8,000 home health agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners were ranked by an analysis ...

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Barnes helps home health nurses

More and more folks are coming out of retirement to help fill the need in the nursing ranks With hospital stays now shorter and shorter, even for patients undergoing major surgery, home care services have become invaluable to many. “Fifteen years ago, a patient having gall bladder surgery would be in the hospital a week or more,” said Ann Barnes, ...

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