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Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 4, 2020
 
Steered by a former Uber Health exec, a new startup aims to bridge in-home care and telemedicine
STAT News
 
Many healthcare organizations are reusing PPE
Modern Healthcare
 
Next steps for telehealth require congressional action, experts say
Modern Healthcare
 
Telehealth Services Across States OKed Under HHS Declaration
Bloomberg Government 
 
New CMS payment model could increase access to home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
CMS unveils highly anticipated geographic direct-contracting model
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Unveils Experiment to Add Seniors’ Benefits, Cut Costs
Bloomberg Government 
 
“We’re the best-kept secret in healthcare”: home healthcare workers playing important role during pandemic
WSAS-TV (WI)


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 3, 2020
 
Pelosi, Schumer: Use Bipartisan COVID-19 Deal To Start Negotiations
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Considers Two Governors, Former Surgeon General for HHS
Bloomberg
 
Business Is Booming, But Home Care Demand Is ‘Probably at a Midpoint’
Home Health Care News
 
New CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Could Boost Business for Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News 
 
COVID-19 linked to ‘substantial cost increases’ in home care: survey
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Vaccinating long-term care residents, staff for COVID-19 comes with challenges
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
 
Hoping to Prevent Community Spread, Home-Based Care Advocates Vie for ‘Critical’ Vaccine Access
Home Health Care News

*Coalition Letter on Vaccine Distro
 
Home care sector voices support for CDC’s ACIP vaccine access prioritization
McKnight’s Senior Living

*Coalition Letter on Vaccine Distro
 
CDC: Health Care Workers, Long-Term Care Get COVID-19 Vaccine First
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Launches New Hospital-at-Home Program
Health Leaders Media
 
Bipartisan Group Floats Compromise COVID-19 Relief Bill; McConnell, Pelosi Push Own Bills
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Will Expand Telehealth In Medicare, But Many Areas Limited
Inside Health Policy
 
Verma Downplays Medicare Cuts, But Providers Want Congress To Step In
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare Hikes Payments for Some Doctors, Cuts Them for Others
Bloomberg 


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
 
Bipartisan group of senators prepares $908 billion stimulus plan, aiming to break partisan logjam
Washington Post
 
Bipartisan Senate group revives coronavirus relief talks
Politico
 
Providers Eye Different Solutions To Avoid 2021 Medicare Pay Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
New Hospital-at-Home Waiver Program Is ‘Another Step Forward’ for Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Non-Physician Certification in Home Health Care Blocked by State-Level Barriers
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 surge threatens hospital finances
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 30, 2020
 
4 healthcare issues to watch as Congress faces a funding deadline next month
Modern Healthcare 

CMS’s Stark Law Changes Could Mean More Value-Based Business for Home Health Operators
Home Health Care News
 
Public Perception of In-Home Care Is ‘Through the Roof’
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS Rolls Out Acute Hospital Care At Home Program As Cases Spike
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Homes: Holidays Underscore Dire COVID-19 Situation
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

States Starting to Prioritize Home Health, Hospice Workers in Vaccination Plans
Home Health Care News

How Home-Based Care Businesses Are Combating the Worsening ‘Senior Loneliness Epidemic’
Home Health Care News

Biden Beefs Up Health Review Team as Formal Transition Begins
Bloomberg Government  


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

COVID-19 Patients Discharged from Home Health Care Often Have ‘Excellent’ Symptom Improvement, Functional Outcomes
Home Health Care News

CMS to Retire Home Health Compare Next Month
Home Health Care News

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’
Kaiser Health News

CMS Nursing Home Guide Discouraging Holiday Leave Sparks Questions
Inside Health Policy

Older adults at 'ground zero' during COVID-19 pandemic
Modern Healthcare

Who’ll get Texas’ first COVID-19 shots? Hospital, nursing home, EMS, home health workers top the list
Dallas Morning News 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 23, 2020

New Data Confirms More Patients Are Being Discharged to Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News

An ‘Awkward Transition Year’: Why 2021 Will Look Different in Home Health with New RAP Adjustments
Home Health Care News

Ruling expected to ease home healthcare worker unionization
McKnight's

Trump team wants to weaken working conditions for home health aides who help vulnerable stay at home
Salon

Telehealth pilot program provides at-home care
Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Pressure for ‘targeted’ coronavirus relief bill grows as time dwindles
Roll Call 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 20, 2020
 
Health Experts From Both Parties Talk Biden 2021 Agenda, Lame Duck
Inside Health Policy
 
Crapo poised for starring role in economic, health care policy
Roll Call
 
Pressure Mounts To Train Nursing Home Staff In COVID-19 Control
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Taking Advantage of Home-Based Provider Workforce’ Will Be Key to Vaccine Delivery
Home Health Care News
 
U.S. judge blocks Trump rule change affecting home care workers
PBS

Provider groups urge Congress to pare back MACRA requirements
Modern Healthcare
 
November is Home Care & Hospice Month
Conway Daily Sun


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 19, 2020
 
FDA Signs Off on First At-Home Coronavirus Test
Home Health Care News 
 
At-home health tests are booming amid coronavirus. Experts warn about their safety
LA Times 

Democratic Lawmakers Fracture on Best Course for House Majority
Bloomberg Government
 
Covid Stalks U.S. Nursing Homes Again With Virus Redoubling
Bloomberg Government
 
CMS reports $5.9 billion decrease in improper home health payments
McKnight’s Senior Living 

Judge blocks Trump administration rule said to threaten rights of home health workers nationwide
Associated Press/Chicago Sun Times
 
Federal judge strikes down anti-union payment rule for home health workers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
 
Letter: Congress must protect access to home health
Standard-Examiner

*PQHH LTE
 

COVID-19’s Deadly Lesson: Time To Revamp Long-Term Care
Health Affairs
 
CMS: Home Health Improper Payments Down by $5.9B Since 2016
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare FFS Improper Payments Down by $15B Since 2016
RevCycleIntelligence
 
In-Home Care Workers Increasingly Prefer Virtual Training
Home Health Care News
 
HHS’ Reg Work Continues Post Election, But Many Polices Still At OMB
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing home COVID-19 cases surge in Midwest ahead of Thanksgiving
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
 
Encourage lawmakers
Antelope Valley Press

*PQHH LTE
 
Providers Urge Congress To Extend Medicare Sequester Before New Year
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Hundreds of Millions of Dollars’ Being Put Toward At-Home Testing Efforts, HHS Says
Home Health Media Clips
 
336K tests on the way for home health: HHS gives COVID-19 update
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Medicare Changes in Trump Administration Saved $15 Billion: HHS
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 16, 2020
 
Providers Urge Congress To Extend Medicare Sequester Before New Year
Inside Health Policy 

Home Health Patient Demographics Continue to Shift
Home Health Care News
 
Demand for home health care surges amid COVID-19, shifting industry landscape
Hartford Business Journal
 
Pelosi Faces Challenges of Slim Majority and Party Divisions
Bloomberg
 
Digital delivery becoming new norm for home health agencies: survey
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 13, 2020
 
States ramp up for biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history
Modern Healthcare 

McCarthy Will Wait For Next House Speaker To Negotiate COVID-19 Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
MGMA To CMS: Don’t Set A Deadline For Providers To Claim Bonuses
Inside Health Policy 

Election may bring positive permanent changes for home care, NAHC president says
McKnight’s Senior Living

*NAHC Quoted
 
Report: Interest Grows for Health Care at Home
Home Care Magazine 

Home Health Agencies Carving Out Bigger Role in US Economy
Home Health Care News
 
Amazon Unveils ‘Care Hub,’ a New Alexa Tool Designed for Aging in Place
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth program focuses on COVID-positive patients discharged from hospitals
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Agencies ponder how to deliver home-health care when they can't enter the home
Buffalo Business First


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 12, 2020
 
Divided Congress Likely Curbs Biden’s Most Ambitious Health Coverage Plans. But Marginal Policy Changes Are Still Possible
Morning Consult
 
Top-to-Bottom Rule Review Poses Test of HHS’ Staff and Resolve
Bloomberg Government 

Medicare will pay for COVID-19 antibody infusions
Modern Healthcare
 
Florida’s minimum wage increase may help home healthcare aides, may hurt providers
Tampa Bay Times 
 
37 percent of members with rapid COVID tests from government not using them: LeadingAge survey
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
As Admissions Stall and Aid Dries Up, ‘Losses are Coming’ for Nursing Homes in ‘Bleak’ First Half of 2021
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
 
Biden Vows To Build On ACA, SCOTUS Ruling Aside; Cut Drug Prices
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Taps Budget, Obamacare Alumni to Lead HHS Transition Team
Bloomberg Government 

Supreme Court justices seem unlikely to strike down full ACA
Modern Healthcare
 
How ACOs In Rural And Underserved Areas Responded To Medicare’s ACO Investment Model
Health Affairs 
 
Home health less popular with older adults than with their caregivers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Chartbook reveals challenging demographics for home health providers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
70 percent of long-term care claims begin with home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Streamline the Challenges of Home Health Billing
HomeCare Magazine
 
In-Home Cancer Care Could Save Lives and Cut Costs, But Barriers Prevent Broader Adoption
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
 
Biden Vows To Build On ACA, SCOTUS Ruling Aside; Cut Drug Prices
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Taps Budget, Obamacare Alumni to Lead HHS Transition Team
Bloomberg Government 

Supreme Court justices seem unlikely to strike down full ACA
Modern Healthcare
 
How ACOs In Rural And Underserved Areas Responded To Medicare’s ACO Investment Model
Health Affairs 
 
Home health less popular with older adults than with their caregivers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Chartbook reveals challenging demographics for home health providers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
70 percent of long-term care claims begin with home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Streamline the Challenges of Home Health Billing
HomeCare Magazine
 
In-Home Cancer Care Could Save Lives and Cut Costs, But Barriers Prevent Broader Adoption
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
 
LETTER: Keep seniors safe, expand availability of home health care
Asbury Park Press

*PQHH LTE
 
OHSU researcher says Medicare should strengthen home health for seniors post-Covid
Portland Business Journal 

‘Our Work Begins with Getting COVID Under Control’: What a Biden Administration Means for Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Biden Names COVID-19 Advisers, Lays Out National Response Strategy
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s Public Option Plan Likely To Stall, But Other ACA Fixes In Play 
Inside Health Policy 

6 healthcare moves Trump could make before he leaves office
Modern Healthcare 

Home health care workers to get hazard pay
State of Reform
 
Make virtual doctor visits a permanent part of Medicare
Seattle Times
 
November is Home Care and Hospice Month
The Tribune (IN) 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 9, 2020
 
Letter: November is National Home Health & Hospice Month
Magic Valley News Times (ID)

*PQHH LTE

Democrats Sticking With Health-Care Push After Stinging Losses
Bloomberg Government
 
SNF Struggles Opening Door for More Home Health Partnerships
Home Health Care News
 
Healthcare legislation faces dim chances with divided Congress
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden Will Not Know Until January Whether He Faces A Divided Congress 
Inside Health Policy
 
COVID-19 and the ACA will dominate Biden's early regulatory agenda
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 6, 2020
 
Home-Based Palliative Care Programs Were Among the Hardest Hit by COVID-19
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS gives states tools to boost Medicaid home- and community-based services
Fierce Healthcare
 
Verma: COVID-19 Shows LTC ‘Relies Too Heavily on Nursing Homes’
Skilled Nursing News 
 
CMS releases toolkit to speed state efforts to move to home-based services
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Variation in Medicare Spending Narrows as Top-Spenders Cut Costs
RevCycleIntelligence
 
HHS Proposes Review of All Its Existing Regulations
MedPage


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 5, 2020
 
Divided Congress Hinders Health-Care Agenda for Both Parties
Bloomberg Government
 
GOP Senate majority may mitigate policy risk for healthcare industry
Modern Healthcare 

CMS Finalizes 1.9% Boost for Medicare Home Health Reimbursement
RevCycleIntelligence

*DDA Analysis Cited
 
Home Care Careers ‘Are Suddenly on the Map,’ But Recruiting Remains a Challenge
Home Health Care News
 
Home health provider accelerates telehealth product during pandemic
MiBiz
 
Home Health Final Rule contains ‘significant change’ for agencies, expert warns
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Unexamined Health Rules Would End After 10 Years Under Proposal
Bloomberg Government
 
Trump HHS Seeks To Scrap Older Rules; A Biden Win Could Change That
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
 
Election 2020: Watching the key races for healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
Virus hospitalizations surge as pandemic shadows U.S. election
Modern Healthcare
 
New Telehealth Accreditation Program Focuses on Home Health Care
mHealthIntelligence
 
No Winner for President Yet, and Health Care Hangs in the Balance
Kaiser Health News
 
Home care workers faced 5 challenges early in pandemic: JAMA
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 2, 2020
 
Schmidt Public Affairs is closed on Tuesday, November 3 in observance of Election Day. Clips will resume on Wednesday, November 4.
 
Perspectives: Home Health Insiders Sound Off on the 2020 Election
Home Health Care News
 
Final Home Health Rule Makes Telehealth Waivers Permanent
Inside Health Policy
 
FDA addresses further promoting telecommunications technology in Medicare
Healthcare Purchasing News
 
There’s no place like home for care
Billings Gazette
 
Why state mask stockpiling orders are hurting nursing homes, small providers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 30, 2020
 
CMS Finalizes 1.9% Home Health Rate Increase for 2021, Keeps PDGM’s Behavioral Adjustment
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Agencies Get $390 Million Pay Hike From Medicare
Bloomberg Law
 
CMS makes telehealth permanent for home health
Modern Healthcare
 
Bill would bolster telehealth services
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
CMS finalizes insurer transparency rule
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 29, 2020
 
Joint Commission center addresses home health falls
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Home-Based Care Remains Popular Among Senior Living Operators, But Adult Day Could Be in Trouble
Home Health Care News 
 
Cuts to Medicare services would be disastrous for the country
CNN


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
 
 Correcting the course of value-based care models
Modern Healthcare 
 
Sewell introduces bill to bolster telehealth services
Selma Times Journal 

Report shows 51% growth for home-based services
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Home care workers, but not recipients, likely to be among first to receive COVID vaccine
McKnight’s Senior Living

There’s no place like home for older and high-risk people to get Covid-19 vaccines
STAT News
 
Report Notes CMS Program’s Success With Telehealth for Senior Care
mHealthIntelligence
 
Home Health Turnover Rate Hits 22.18%
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Loosens Provider Relief Fund Restrictions, Allows Agencies to Cover Lost Revenue
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
 
Telehealth Interest Remains On Capitol Hill, But No Vote Before Election
Inside Health Policy
 
Lawmakers Eye Medicare Coverage for Telehealth in Home Health Care
mHealthIntelligence
 
Bipartisan bill would improve access to telehealth services
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
HHS Prioritizing ‘Largest’ Home Health Agencies for Federally Distributed COVID-19 Tests
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Providers Prepare for ‘Very Tough Winter’ Ahead
Home Health Care News 
 
Medical licensing reform sought to support telehealth growth, help fight pandemics
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 26, 2020
 
Eliminate misguided Medicare home health cuts
Fierce Healthcare
*PQHH Op-Ed
 
Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Health Telehealth Benefit Goes Before Congress
Home Care Magazine 

COVID-19’s Impact on the Home Health Industry Is Still Unclear
Home Health Care News 
 
Lack of Stimulus Bill Could Lead to Rise in COVID-Related Lawsuits
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth Interest Remains On Capitol Hill, But No Vote Before Election
Inside Health Policy
 
During pandemic, 'telehealth' emerging as important lifeline to connect patients with caregivers
The Hill


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 23, 2020
 
HHS reverses course on COVID-19 grant reporting requirements
Modern Healthcare
 
HHS Reverses Provider Relief Reporting Requirements After Pushback
Inside Health Policy
 
Report calls for easing access, improving home health for older adults
Oregon Health & Science University
 
New report calls for improved Medicare home health benefit for older adults
News-Medical 

Providers seek extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut relief through 2021
McKnight’s Senior Living

Stories Of COVID-19: The Fine Line Between Essential And Non-Essential Care
Health Affairs


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 22, 2020
 
Home Health Providers Find Telehealth Reimbursement in Palliative Care
Home Health Care News
 
Private-Duty Home Care Providers Poised to Play Leading Role in Pop Health Models
Home Health Care News
 
PDGM presents positive challenges for private-duty providers: NAHC
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
How COVID-19 shifted healthcare executives' technology priorities and what to expect in 2021
Fierce Healthcare 

Biden’s Big Health Agenda Won’t Be Easy to Achieve
Kaiser Health News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
 
The Hidden Costs of Moving Care Home
American Journal of Managed Care
 
Home Health Agencies Need to be ‘Best of the Best’ to Land MA Business
Home Health Care News
 
3 big regulatory issues facing home care agencies: NAHC
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Health systems launch treatment programs for patients post-COVID
Modern Healthcare 

Wildfires, COVID-19 and PDGM: Growing a Home Health Business During Moments of Crisis
Home Health Care News  


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 
Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off
Associated Press
 
Testing Plan A Sticking Point As Clock Ticks For COVID-19 Relief Deal
Inside Health Policy
 
NAHC: Great Successes During Pandemic, More Work to Do
Home Care Magazine
 
NAHC Pushing for Palliative Care, SNF-at-Home Medicare Benefits
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Up 125% Among Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries
Home Health Care News
 
Pre-pandemic 'normal' not expected until 2022, hospital execs say
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
October 19, 2020
 
Most Medicare Beneficiaries Report Not Skipping Care Due To COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Three Different Ideas Emerge For Fourth COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Provider to Pay $3.1M to Resolve Improper Billing Allegations
Home Health Care News 

Home health workers in Virginia could get hazard pay, governor says
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
As Malpractice Claims Against Home-Based Care Nurses Rise, Providers Must Focus on Risk Management
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
October 16, 2020
 
Most Home Health Aides ‘Can’t Afford Not to Work’ — Even When Lacking PPE
Kaiser Health News
 
Virginia Home Health Workers to Get $1,500 Covid Hazard Pay
Bloomberg
 
Northam to send $73 million in hazard pay to home health workers
Fredericksburg.com
 
Verma Says Innovation Center Needs ‘Course Correction’
Inside Health Policy
 
Home care remains likely post-acute care destination: report
McKnights Senior Living
 
1.9 million years of life have been lost during the pandemic
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 15, 2020
 
Home Health Adherence Rates Above 70% in Early 2020
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Expands Medicare Telehealth List, Gives Tips To Medicaid
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare adds 11 services to COVID telehealth payment list
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS incorrectly penalizes hospitals in readmissions program, study finds
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
 
Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Set for Nationwide Expansion in ‘Next Year or So’
Home Health Care News
 
Poor Job Quality, Low Wages Continue to Hurt Caregiver Recruitment in Home Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Congress caps Medicare Part B premium spike for 2021
CNBC 

Health, home care workers are heroes during COVID-19 times
WRAL

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
 
Senator Susan Collins Joins Other Lawmakers, Asks CMS to Ditch PDGM’s 4.36% Behavioral Adjustment
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Agencies Continue to Struggle with Orders Tracking
Home Health Care News
 
Number of MA Plans Offering In-Home Support Services to Increase by 93% in 2021
Home Health Care News
 
Independence Health Group, Comcast joint venture to launch remote monitoring platform for seniors 
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
How the pandemic upended Medicare, from expanding teleheath to draining its funds
Miami Herald 


Home Health Media Clips 
Friday, October 9, 2020
 
CMS Lays Out Revised Medicare Loan Repayment Timelines
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Announces New, More Provider-Friendly Rules for Advanced and Accelerated Loan Repayment
Home  Health Care News
 
Payment Reform, COVID-19 May Derail a Unified Post-Acute Care Payment System
Home Health Care News
 
Why You Should Use Technology in Recruiting & Retention
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 8, 2020
 
Humana Reports an Estimated $4 Billion In Savings From Value-Based Care Models in 2019
Home Health Care News
 
Verma: Nursing Homes ‘Top Of Mind’ For COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization
Inside Health Policy
 
Pandemic isolation takes toll on the nation's elderly
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
 
Hospital aid likely delayed until post-election as Trump quits stimulus talks
Modern Healthcare
 
HHS Shipping COVID Test Supplies to Hospice, Home Health Providers
Hospice News
 
Half of Patients Referred to Home Health Don’t Receive Services — But Providers Can Change That
Home Health Care News 
 
For Home Care Agencies, Tracking ‘Total Cost of Care’ Is the Secret to Breaking into Narrow Networks
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 5, 2020
 
Trump Signs Funding Bill Restructuring Medicare Loan Repayment Terms
Home Health Care News
 
‘The Pandemic Is Far from Over’: Top Concerns for the Home Health Industry This Fall
Home Health Care News
 
Home health workers should receive first-round COVID-19 vaccines: NASEM
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
How best to protect home health aides and patients? That’s a $2.5 million question
McKnights Senior Living 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 2, 2020
 
Congressman Vern Buchanan Urges CMS to Scrap PDGM’s 4.36% Behavioral Adjustment
Home Health Care News

*Quotes the Partnership

HHS rolls out applications for $20 billion in provider grants
Modern Healthcare

HHS Adds $20B to Provider Relief Fund for Home Health Agencies, Others
Home Health Care News

MA Payers Focus on Cutting Out-of-Pocket Costs, Home Health in 2021
Health Payer Intelligence

House Passes $2.2T Relief Package, Talks Continue
Inside Health Policy

Medicare Panel Weighs Curbs on Hospices With High Profit Margins
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 1, 2020
 
Senate Passes CR With Extenders, Delayed Provider Relief Repayment
Inside Health Policy
 
Trump signs continuing resolution, averting government shutdown
Federal News Network 

McConnell says Senate will vote on resolution to fund the government Wednesday evening
CBS News
 
Congress relaxes Medicare loan repayment terms
Modern Healthcare
 
Congress caps Medicare Part B premium spike for 2021
CNBC
 
Hospital Discharges to Home Health Bounce Back, SNF Volumes Remain Down
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
 
Democrats' new COVID-19 relief offer includes $50 billion for providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing home volumes taking longer to recover than home health
Modern Healthcare 

Home Health Industry Headed for Post-COVID ‘Hangover’ Phase
Home Health Care News

Backed By HHS — and Up to $237M — Nursing Home Action Network Targets Infection Control
Skilled Nursing News
 
Senior Living Nurse Liability Claims Fall as Home Health Grows
Senior Housing News 
 
CMS Lowers Testing Threshold For Nursing Home Staff
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
 
House Democrats Release New $2.2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Proposal
Bloomberg
 
Home Health Agencies to Start Receiving COVID-19 Tests From Feds This Week
Home Health Care News
 
Report: Supply of home health aides increases in 5 states, but patient transitions, hospitalizations still problematic
McKnight’s Senior Living 

$100 billion should be added to Provider Relief Fund for coronavirus-related needs, industry groups say
McKnight’s Senior Living 

OIG Says States Didn’t Quickly Investigate Nursing Home Complaints
Inside Health Policy
 
As insurers move this week to stop waiving telehealth copays, patients may have to pay more for virtual care
STAT
 
GUEST COMMENTARY: Driving better home care for Missouri Medicaid patients during COVID-19
Missourian 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 28, 2020
 
Payer Strategies For Home Healthcare, Remote Patient Monitoring
Health Payer Intelligence
 
New CMS Data Highlights ‘Massive’ Expansion of Home Care-Related Medicare Advantage Benefits
Home Health Care News
 
Industry Voices—6 ways of reimagining healthcare in the wake of COVID-19
Fierce Healthcare
 
Letter: Home health aides deserve better pay
Buffalo News
 
CMS Happy Lawmakers Are Easing Medicare Loan Terms For Providers
Inside Health Policy
 
Trump's surprise billing order calls for naming and shaming aggressive billers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 25, 2020
 
Senate To Vote Tuesday On CR To Fund Govt., Extenders Through Dec. 11
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Technology Is Here to Stay’: Why Today’s Investments Will Pay Off Tomorrow
Home Health Care News

*PQHH's Joanne Cunningham Quoted
 
Verma’s Comments Signal Turning Point for In-Home Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Trump issues preexisting condition, surprise billing order with little enforcement
Modern Healthcare
 
Trump signs executive order to preserve coverage of preexisting conditions
Washington Times
 
CMS To Cite Nursing Homes Refusing Visits, Beneficiary Advocates Agree
Inside Health Policy
 
EHRs Help Providers Demonstrate Value-Based Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice News 
 
4 Ways Covid-19 Could Permanently Change Senior Living Operations
Senior Housing News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 24, 2020
 
‘Real Accommodations for Providers’: House Bill Takes Aim at Advance and Accelerated Loan Repayment
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Announces $165M to Support Home Care, Reduce ‘America’s Over-Reliance’ on Nursing Homes
Home Health Care News
 
AHA Wants HHS To Revise ‘Restrictive’ Provider Relief Guidance
Inside Health Policy 
  
HHS changes revenue calculation for keeping COVID-19 relief funds
Modern Healthcare
 
Home care nurses account for most malpractice claims over five-year period
Modern Healthcare
 
Ten National Healthcare Associations Ask CMS to Avoid Finalizing ACO Quality Changes
Healthcare Innovation
 
Telehealth Should Be Expanded—If It Can Address Today’s Health Care Challenges
Health Affairs
 
Medicare Enrollment Could Affect Access to Telehealth
Public News Service


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
 
Trump preparing executive orders on health care this week
Politico
 
Trump Seeks Health-Care Wins Through Executive Orders This Week
Bloomberg
 
Dems Grill CMS On Medicare Loan Expansion Without Congress’ Approval
Inside Health Policy
 
Democratic senators highlight continuing toll of covid-19 in nursing homes
Washington Post
 
Casey, Wyden: 11 Nursing Home Residents Die Of COVID-19 Every Hour
Inside Health Policy 

‘Living wage’ would benefit 75 percent of direct care workforce: LeadingAge report
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Researchers tout method for ensuring data travels home with patients
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
 
House, Senate on collision course over government funding as shutdown looms in nine days
The Washington Post
 
Verma confirms Medicare loan recoupment delay amid Hill negotiations
Modern Healthcare 

Verma: CMS Holding Off on Medicare Loan Recoupment, Keeping Tabs on Congress
Home Health Care News
 
House CR Includes White House-Backed Medicare, Medicaid Provisions
Inside Health Policy 

Why Technology Adoption Alone Won’t Help Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Premiums Capped Under House Democrats’ Stopgap Bill
Bloomberg
 
HHS Says Vaccines Will Be Free For All, Except Maybe Seniors
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 21, 2020
 
Growing pains or not, many operators wincing under PDGM
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
AMA backs Senate bill that would remove Medicare's geographic, site restrictions on telehealth
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
Beneficiary Advocates: COVID-19 Report Is Lenient On Nursing Homes, CMS
Inside Health Policy
 
Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on Medicare Advantage risk scores and payment
MedCity News 

Faces of the pandemic: Home health worker's testing regimen reduces risks
Waco Tribune
 
540,000 COVID-19 antigen tests for assisted living communities are ‘in the mail’
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
How Three of the Fastest-Growing Home Care Companies Stand Out Among Their Peers
Home Health Care News
 
Los Angeles Home Health Agency Using Telehealth to Drive Patient Referrals
Home Health Care News
 
Forget the President. Senate May Matter More for Markets
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 18, 2020
 
Nursing home commission makes recommendations to CMS to 'save the lives' of residents
Modern Healthcare
 
Nearly 60% of physicians report burnout since COVID-19
Modern Healthcare
 
Both Nursing Homes, CMS Say Commission Study Validates Their Stance
Inside Health Policy
 
Wyden: Vote Against Trump To Protect Medicare
Inside Health Policy
 
Home care service creates "Loneliness Squad" as seniors experience isolation
News 4 San Antonio
 
How Medicare Successes Inform Medicaid Value-Based Care Progress
Health Payer Intelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 17, 2020
 
Growth During Uncertainty: How In-Home Care Providers View 2020 and Beyond
Home Health Care News
 
Home care group seeks clarity on new sick leave exemption
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
MA Plan Uses Home Healthcare to Manage Multiple Chronic Diseases
Health Payer Intelligence 
 
Trump Disputes Redfield’s Timeline Of COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
 
CMS Issues New Guidance to Advance Value-Based Payment Models in Medicaid
Home Health Care News
 
For rural seniors, coronavirus strains access to home-based care, just when it is most necessary
Colorado Sun
 
Trump Says Long-Promised Obamacare Replacement Is ‘All Ready’
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
 
DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations, Potentially Sparing Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Home health and telehealth care growing during pandemic
Live 5 News (Charleston, SC) 

BIO Says COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2020 Election
Inside Health Policy 
 
ACOs Saved $1.19B In 2019, CMS Says, Touting Revamped Program
Inside Health Policy 

Medicare ACOs in newest tracks achieved bigger savings in 2019
Modern Healthcare 

Changes to BPCI Advanced model catch providers off guard
Modern Healthcare 

Home care labor shortage worsened by COVID, cuts to funding
Nevada Current


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 14, 2020
 
‘It’s Different for Everybody’: Inside Recover Health’s PDGM Strategy
Home Health Care News
 
NAHC’s Dombi: COVID-19 Tests Have Limitations, Shouldn’t Be Viewed as ‘Panacea’
Home Health Care News
 
Home Care No Longer a Job Seeker’s Market, New Data Suggests
Home Health Care News 
 
Why Telemedicine May Stay Even After Covid Fades Away: QuickTake
Bloomberg
 
The problem with home care
McKnight’s 

STUDY: Half of Medicare Patients Do Not Receive Recommended Health Care After Hospitalization
Home Care 

Restarting home health aide services during the pandemic
San Diego Union Tribune 

4 Strategies to Advance Value-Based Care During and After a Crisis
Health Payer Intelligence
 
A simple goal: Make work less grueling for home health aides
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 11, 2020
 
Skinny GOP Coronavirus Relief Package Dies In Senate
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Providers Ready to Step Up If Regulators Reduce SNF Capacity
Home Health Care News
 
Many older adults do not receive home health care despite referrals
Healio
 
Study: Half of Medicare Patients Do Not Receive Recommended Home Health Care
Pharmacy Times
 
Home alone: For many, post-acute care never is delivered
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Democrats Demand $6 Million Repayment From Medicare Leader
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 10, 2020
 
Senate To Vote On GOP’s Slim ‘Dead-On-Arrival' COVID-19 Relief Package
Inside Health Policy
 
White House Wants Extenders In Fiscal 2021 Continuing Resolution
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Rural Health Roadmap Pushes Telehealth Flexibility, State Grants,
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC members weigh future of telehealth coverage
Health IT News
 
Home Health Agencies Still Waiting for Details After Feds Float Plans to Distribute Point-of-Care COVID-19 Tests
Home Health Care News 
 
Start-up soars providing in-home health care, testing in time of covid
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
Medicare Private Plans Got $2.6 Billion in Questionable Payments
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
 
McConnell calls for vote on narrow COVID-19 bill without provider funding
Modern Healthcare
 
As In-Home Care Providers Embrace Medicare Advantage, They’ll Need to Better Manage Vulnerable Populations
Home Health Care News
 
Despite New Challenges, Low Wages Continue to Plague Home Care Jobs
Home Health Care News
 
Will telemedicine save US health care?
The Hill
 
Startup Soars Providing In-Home Health Care, Testing in Time of Covid
Bloomberg
 
Home care favored 2 to 1 over facility-based care for post-pandemic setting: survey
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
 
Half of Medicare patients do not receive recommended healthcare after hospitalization
Healthcare Finance News

*DDA Analysis mentioned

Countdown to Recoupment: CMS Hasn’t Started Loan Repayment Process for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
HCAOA’s Vicki Hoak: Home Care Must Take Advantage of Its Moment in the Spotlight
Home Health Care News
 
MedPAC Considers Permanent Telehealth For APMs After COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health providers call for more flexibility in CMS' telehealth rule
Modern Healthcare
 
We should push for more progress in telehealth
The Hill 
 
Trump Re-Election Struggles Threaten Republican Senate Majority
Bloomberg Government
 
When mom or dad can no longer live alone
Daily Herald
 
PDGM & COVID-19 Can Bring New Opportunities
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 4, 2020
 
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
 
CMS Completes Home Health Compare Overhaul, Launches New Medicare Tool
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Consolidates Online Healthcare Compare Tools Into One Website
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Is Beneficial, But In-Home Infusions Remain Risky, ASCO Says
Oncology Nursing News
 
Opinion: Grateful for work of home health aides
Middletown Press
 
State-Issued PPE Halted For Home Health Aides
CT Junkies
 
Aetna, Landmark Health partner on in-home medical care for Medicare Advantage members in New York
Fierce Healthcare
 
HHS To Give Nursing Homes $2 Billion Relief Based On Performance
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 3, 2020
 
Home Health Payments Much Lower Than Expected Under New Model
RevCycleIntelligence

*DDA Analysis on PDGM
 
Study finds disparities in receipt of home health care after hospital discharge
New-Medical
 
Half of Medicare patients do not receive recommended health care after hospitalization
Science Codex
 
Provider Relief General Distribution Opens For Assisted Living Facilities
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare leadership lacks the racial diversity needed to reduce health disparities
Modern Healthcare 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
 
Home healthcare spending down almost a quarter under PDGM
Healthcare Finance News 

*DDA Analysis on PDGM
 

CMS hasn't started garnishing Medicare pay to recoup $100 billion in loans
Modern Healthcare
 
Why Telehealth Coverage Mandates Can’t Reverse Course
Health Tech Magazine 

The Potential of AI in Homecare
Home Care Magazine
 
California PPE bills require providers to create stockpiles for workers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
 
CMS clarifies COVID-19 relief funds won't penalize future Medicare pay
Modern Healthcare 
 
Home Health Agencies Plan Ahead for Full-Blown RCD Resumption
Home Health Care News
 
A Home Health Agency Playbook to Expanding into Medicare Part B
Home Health Care News 
 
Why Home-Based Care Needs Home Modification
Home Care Magazine



 


 
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