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BAYADA Launches Value-Based Partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Mar 8, 2019 5:03:31 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care recently announced the launch of a value-based PerformancePlus® collaboration with AmeriHealth Caritas, the Philadelphia region’s largest Medicaid and Medicare managed care company and an affiliate of Independence Blue Cross. The partnership marks the first performance-based contract between AmeriHealth Caritas and a home care provider. BAYADA serves people of all ages from more than 350 service offices in 23 states and from locations in Germany, India, New Zealand, and South Korea.

“This new payor relationship and partnership is an exciting and important milestone,” said BAYADA CEO David Baiada. “By leveraging insights from key metrics and working together to improve quality and efficiency, we will help support our community members to live healthier lives, right where they want to be – in their homes.”

This partnership will impact all AmeriHealth Caritas' full-risk managed care health plans in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and any potential future markets served by both organizations, and will span across all BAYADA’s services. This includes nursing and assistive care for children, adults, and seniors, as well as rehabilitation and hospice care.

With the PerformancePlus program, BAYADA will receive financial incentives for meeting quality-based goals that include potentially preventable hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency room visits, among other key benchmarks.

As one of the largest home care providers to managed care members in the country, our unique, multi-specialty home care capabilities provide critical services to the members of AmeriHealth Caritas' health plans," said Baiada. “We are excited to collaborate with AmeriHealth Caritas on improving client care and look forward to expanding this care model through additional payor partnerships.”

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA Supports Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month this March

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Mar 7, 2019 2:46:22 PM

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During Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, BAYADA is committed to raising awareness and educating the community about this disorder of the developing brain that affects body movement, posture, and muscle coordination. The disorder, which affects thousands of children and adults worldwide, is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; during infancy; or during early childhood.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA is Proud to Recognize Social Workers During Social Work Month

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Mar 1, 2019 10:51:30 AM

Social Work Month

Social workers confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities, and society and provide innovative solutions that help people reach their full potential. At BAYADA, we're proud of our social workers who take the time to understand clients and their families while improving their health and well-being. During March, BAYADA celebrates the nearly 700,000 professional social workers in the US—including our own medical social workers— and highlights important contributions they make to society. 

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA’s Nonprofit Transition Offers Stability to Clients and Employees

Posted by Melinda Phillips, President, Skilled Nursing Unit

Feb 21, 2019 4:27:14 PM

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Perpetuating Our Mission

The incredible impact that home health professionals—from aides and RNs, to clinical managers and office staff—make on the lives of the people they serve cannot be valued highly enough. Working together, they provide the essential care and assistance that those in need require, and exactly where they want it most: in the comfort of their own homes. Unfortunately, our current market is seeing more and more companies being acquired and consolidated, putting at risk work stability for employees and continuity of care for clients.

That’s why BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada transitioned the company to a nonprofit in 2019, protecting our organization from sale and providing security for employees and clients alike. While this move to nonprofit is a natural step in our journey, it is unprecedented in the industry—not many company owners would give up an opportunity to sell their company for a big profit. But Mark is not just any company owner, and BAYADA is not just any company.

Choose a rewarding career with endless opportunities at BAYADA.

Here for Good

When Mark started BAYADA in 1975, he invested his life savings of $16,000 in a steadfast belief: people deserve a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity. Today, BAYADA has grown to be a leader in home health care, serving 32,000 clients weekly from 360 offices in 23 states across the US and in five countries.

After being the sole owner of BAYADA for nearly 44 years, Mark transitioned the company to a nonprofit to ensure that The BAYADA Way—BAYADA’s philosophy and the spirit and the guidance for the work we do—will live on for generations to come.

Not only does this move provide a stable and growing source of high-quality care services and career opportunities, it will focus our efforts on reinvesting in our mission and culture. We are committed to creating continuing education opportunities to help our employees grow in their careers and better serve our clients, and clinical innovation and technology advancements to allow us to serve our clients in new, more efficient ways.

As leader of BAYADA’s Skilled Nursing Unit, I understand the impact that a stable and supportive work environment has on a nurse’s career—and we are proud to continue to offer that to our employees, and to our clients. There has never been a more exciting time to Love What You Do. To learn more, watch this video.

David Baiada, CEO BAYADA Home Health Care

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Topics: Home Health Care Industry, BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA is Proud to Support Heart Month this February

Posted by Emma Marchio

Feb 1, 2019 2:59:51 PM

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Did you know that about half of all Americans have at least one of the three risk factors for heart disease? These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. As February is designated as American Heart Month, BAYADA is focused on raising awareness about cardiovascular disease and increasing knowledge about its prevention.

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Topics: Heart Failure, BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA Home Health Care Named a Top Health Care Employer in 2019

Posted by Eric Welsh

Jan 23, 2019 5:21:58 PM

BAYADA Home Health Care has been named a top health care employer in the country, earning a spot on Glassdoor’s “13 Best Health Care Companies to Work For in 2019” list.

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Topics: Health care jobs, award, BAYADA Home Health Care

Submissions Underway for the 2019 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice; Two Winners to Receive $10,000 each

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Dec 28, 2018 9:10:12 AM

19580279_Drexel_BlogPostHeaderIn partnership with Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professionals and in its 15th year, the 2019 BAYADA Award applications are now underway!

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice was established in 2004 by Mark and Ann Baiada in recognition of health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies.

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BAYADA Habilitation Awarded CARF Accreditation

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 7, 2018 1:57:04 PM

HAB_CARF_Less Text_LI-TWBAYADA Habilitation, a BAYADA Home Health Care specialty practice, was recently awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). BAYADA Habilitation helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live safely at home and participate in their communities with comfort, independence, and dignity. The CARF accreditation was awarded to habilitation offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, Shelby, Wilmington, and Winston Salem in N.C. and to the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College, and Wilkes-Barre offices in P.A.

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BAYADA Home Health Care Honored as One of the Best Places to Work in 2019, a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award Winner

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 5, 2018 2:44:59 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

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BAYADA Pediatrics Expands Services in Missouri

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Nov 27, 2018 9:03:01 AM

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By expanding services to Missouri, BAYADA will be able to serve more clients like Leeanna, pictured  with her nurse Cyndi Fitzpatrick.

BAYADA Home Health Care and Integrity Home Care recently announced that BAYADA has acquired Integrity’s pediatrics division. BAYADA is a leading, national home care agency serving children, adults, and seniors from more than 350 offices in 22 states. Integrity is one of Missouri’s largest home care agencies, providing a wide range of home care, hospice, and rehabilitation services to clients throughout the state.

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Topics: Pediatric Home Health Care, BAYADA Home Health Care

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