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new survey of health insurance plan executives nationwide offers good news and bad news for the home care industry.

Ninety-one percent of executives said demand for home care has increased over the past five years, according to a poll by home care benefits administrator Integrated Home Care Services. However, many of those same executives cited a number of challenges to delivering home care, such as fragmentation and high hospital readmission rates.

The company commissioned healthcare consultants Sage Growth Partners to survey nearly 50 plan executives last September. More than a third of respondents said utilization of home care had increased 10% over the past five years, with most executives predicting growth in home care demand to be permanent.

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