‘We Look at the Hospital as the Failure Point’: Innovive CEO on Bringing Behavioral, Physical Health Integration into the Home

Behavioral and physical health integration has been a hot topic for the last few years. Even the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have focused its efforts on the space, announcing a new cost control initiative called the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model (AHEAD Model), which focuses on enhancing care […]

How ACOs Are Integrating Behavioral Health Services

Many Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are eyeing behavioral health integration to drive down the cost of care, boost accessibility and improve overall health outcomes. ACOs work outside the traditional fee-for-service model. Instead, provider reimbursement is tied to the quality of care and overall spending reduction. While several studies have documented the impacts of behavioral health […]

Serious Mental Illness-Focused Provider Innovive Health Expands into Second State

Innovive Health, a home health provider that caters to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), has announced its expansion into Colorado after acquiring an operating license from an already established business. This marks the second state for the Medford, Massachusetts-based provider, which cares for about 20,000 patients per week in its home state. Innovive uses […]

How CityBlock, Wayspring and Innovive Leverage Non-Clinical Teams to Treat Serious Mental Illness

Value-based care can enable personal relationships between behavioral health patients and providers in ways that fee-for-service models simply can’t. These relationships can be essential for supporting people with comorbidities in their journeys to live healthier lives. One way to build such relationships is by caring for patients in their home and the community, while integrating […]

5 Serious Mental Illness Companies to Watch in 2022 and Beyond

Serious mental illnesses (SMIs) are extremely costly and can lead to negative health outcomes, a fact that makes this corner of the behavioral health world ripe for innovation. Specializing in SMI treatment, however, comes with a number of high-stakes challenges. SMIs – conditions such as schizophrenia, severe bipolar disorder and major depression – impact roughly […]

‘The Value Proposition Is Clear’: How Innovive’s Home Care Model Keeps SMI Patients Out of the Hospital

Serious mental illnesses (SMI) can steal years from people’s lives. People with SMIs die 10 to 20 years earlier than most people, according to one study. Massachusetts-based Innovive Health, an in-home skilled nursing company, seeks to get in front of these issues. The goal is to keep high-acuity, high-risk patients out of the hospital. In […]

Innovive Health Using Home-Based Care To Improve Treatment of Complex Behavioral Patients

Innovive Health had been known to clients and payers as Nizhoni Health for nearly two decades. As it heads into a new brand stage, it wants the transformation to reflect the unique type of home-based care it offers. The Medford, Massachusetts-based provider serves complex behavioral health patients, who often have comorbidities, in their homes. Its […]