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Home Health Care News
Monday, September 26, 2022
 
Congress should pass legislation blocking proposed Medicare cuts | Opinion
The News Journal/Delaware Online

*OpEd by David L. Baiada
 
Letters to the editor: Support home health care funding
Las Cruces Sun News

*PQHH LTE
 

Seniors are stuck home alone as health aides flee for higher-paying jobs
Washington Post
 
Why A One-Size-Fits-All Strategy No Longer Cuts It For Home Care Recruitment And Retention
Home Health Care News
 
Study: Home care providers need to tailor recruitment efforts to more diverse group
McKnight’s Home Care


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 23, 2022
 
Senate to vote again on ending COVID-19 national emergency, but PHE unaffected
Fierce Healthcare
 
House GOP Includes Medicare Reform In Agenda Ahead Of Midterms
Inside Health Policy
 
House Report Details ‘Horrors’ Of For-Profit Nursing Home Conditions
Inside Health Policy
 
Home-Based Care Agencies, HHS Agree: Family Caregivers Need More Support
Home Health Care News 
 
How Home Care Providers Can Avoid Live-In Care Legal Landmines
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Despite Home Health’s Proposed Rule, M&A Action Within 10% Of 2021 Already
Home Health Care News

HHS rolls out first national family caregiver strategy
McKnight's Home Care

Why The Paid Parental Leave Benefit Is Gaining Traction In Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News

House Report Details ‘Horrors’ Of For-Profit Nursing Home Conditions
Inside Health Policy

Five reasons Biden might be wrong about the pandemic being over 
The Hill 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
 
Protecting home health is critical to advancing equity in healthcare
Fierce Healthcare

*Preserving Access to Home Health Act op-ed

Health begins at home. Alas, so do proposed budget cuts
McKnight's Home Care

MA Enrollees Less Likely To Receive Care From High-Quality Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News

How ‘Workforce Sharing’ Could Help Fill Gaps In Home Care
Home Health Care News

Lawmakers zero in on immigration to address caregiver crisis
McKnight's Home Care

Talk of Covid’s End Sparks Fight Over Funding, Emergency Powers

Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
 
Biden declares the COVID-19 pandemic over as experts keep wary eye on potential fall surge
Fierce Healthcare
 
Fauci: U.S. ‘Not Where We Need To Be,’ New COVID-19 Variants Coming
Inside Health Policy
 
MACPAC Tees Up Staffing, Access To Care For SNF Year-Ahead Priorities
Inside Health Policy
 
Texas Provider Aims to Improve Patient Access with At-Home Care Program
mHealthIntelligence
 
Healthcare saw less job loss than other industries during pandemic, research finds
Healthcare Dive


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 19, 2022
 
Congress must stave off Medicare cuts to protect home health care
Austin American Statesman

Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice OpEd

Humana: Home Health Business Key To Value-Based Care Strategy
Home Health Care News
 
Healthcare plays by CVS, Walgreens and Amazon will drive more partnerships, tech investment, experts say
Fierce Healthcare
 
Michigan seniors want more in-home care but funding is needed
Midland Daily News
 
Hoak to home care agencies: Raise your game or get left behind
McKnight’s Home Care



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 16, 2022
 
Medicare Beneficiaries, Voters, Deeply Support Home Health Services
Health Leaders Media

*PQHH Morning Consult Polling
 
A ‘Painful Couple of Years’ Ahead For Operators as Nurses Say Workforce Crisis Hasn’t Improved
Skilled Nursing News
 
Healthcare plays by CVS, Walgreens and Amazon will drive more partnerships, tech investment, experts say
Fierce Healthcare
 
Factors Slowing Home Health Care’s Labor Arbitrage
Home Health Care News
 
As Demand Rises For Home-Based Care, Patients Becoming More Complex
Home Health Care News
 
One in four hospitals won't be charged readmissions penalties
Modern Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 15, 2022
 
House passes Medicare Advantage prior authorization oversight bill
Modern Healthcare
 
House Passes Prior Auth Bill; Senate Could Put It In Year-End Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Referrals Skyrocketed, Patients Became More Complex During Pandemic
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Nurse Pleads Guilty To $100M Fraud And Kickback Scheme
Home Health Care News 
 
Members of Congress call on CMS to collaborate in addressing nursing home workforce challenges
McKnight’s Senior Living



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
 
Signify will be CVS Health's entree into the home, CEO explains
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Given Regulatory Uncertainty, Hospital-At-Home Models Are Losing Momentum
Home Health Care News
 
Democratic lawmakers back ‘bill of rights’ for Colorado’s home care workers
Colorado Newsline
 
Cleveland Clinic, Amazon join call for Senate to extend telehealth pay
Modern Healthcare
 
Study: Less is spent on low-value care in MA than in traditional Medicare
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
 
House To Take Up MA Prior Authorization Reforms This Week
Inside Health Policy
 
Inaugural ARPA-H Chief Hopes To Spur Equitable Access To New Cures
Inside Health Policy
 
Inside ‘Frontpoint Health’: Health System Vet Builds New Home Health Business Around Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News
 
Poll: Americans give healthcare system failing mark
Modern Healthcare
 
CVS Health Launches $100 Million Venture Fund
Healthcare Innovation
 
Disabled Man Loses Appeal to Force State to Provide Home Care
Bloomberg Government
 
Funding set aside for increased wages, benefits for home health care workers
West Virginia Metro News



Home. Health Media Clips 
Monday, September 12, 2022
 
Home Health Stakeholders Voice Their Concerns To CMS Over Medicare Advantage Program
Home Health Care News
 
Provider groups ask CMS to ditch ACO revenue distinctions
Modern Healthcare
 
Nonprofit urges CMS to support CAPABLE, PACE to improve long-term care system
McKnight’s Home Care
 
PE-Backed First Docs Eyes National Expansion, Home Health As ‘Big Growth Sector’
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 9, 2022
 
Home Health Poised for More Growth as Patient, Physician Preference Rises
Health Leaders Media
 
Medicare fraud in telehealth stays low in pandemic’s first year, HHS study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
Why OIG Telehealth Fraud Findings May Mean Further Roadblocks For Home Health
Home Health Care News
 
Aging Care Experts’ Plan To Fix Care Navigation In U.S.
Home Health Care News
 
House Lawmakers Want Feedback On How To Revamp MACRA
Inside Health Policy
 
Regulators try to stop unlawful nursing home debt collection
AP News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 8, 2022
 
Biden Calls For Medicare, Medicaid Riders To Continuing Resolution
Inside Health Policy
 
Consumers say they are willing to pay more for healthcare services based on these factors, survey finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Walmart, UnitedHealth Group Form Partnership Focused On Improving Health Outcomes Among Seniors
Home Health Care News
 
OIG: Urban Medicare beneficiaries more likely to use telehealth compared with rural counterparts
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
 
Reducing Access To Home Healthcare Services Will Raise Costs And Worsen Outcomes
Forbes

*Editorial by Dr. Wayne Winegarden
 
A Brief Explainer on the Preserving Access to Home Health Act
Home Care Magazine

*Mentions Morning Consult Poll 

CVS Makes $8 Billion Bet on the Return of the House Call
New York Times
 
CVS is making a big bet on house calls
CNN
 
‘This Is A Platform For The Future’: Why CVS Is Acquiring Signify, In Its Own Words
Home Health Care News
 
Report: Nearly 7 Million More Direct-Care Workers Will Be Needed Over This Decade
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Asks How To Improve Equity, Workforce; Cut Reg Burdens Post PHE
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
 
Congress should protect access to home health care
Star Tribune (MN)

OpEd by Minnesota Home Care Association
 
Hudspeth: Medicare cuts to home health care are coming unless Congress acts
St. Louis Post Dispatch (MO)

OpEd by Missouri Alliance for Home Care

Home health advocate: Cuts to Medicare threaten patient care, access
Times Record News (TX) 

CVS to buy home health giant Signify Health for about $8 billion
CNBC
 
CVS Health to acquire Signify Health for about $8 billion
Modern Healthcare 

Study Evaluates Home Care Model for Older Veterans
AJMC



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 2, 2022
 
Home health demand surges, but so do rejection rates, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Moving Health Home focuses on hospital-at-home as priority, Drobac says
McKnight’s Home Care (PODCAST)
 
Medicare Cuts Threaten To Destabilize Home Health Workforce
Home Health Care News 
 
Home- And Community-Based Services Make Up $69.5 Billion Of Fee-For-Service Medicaid Expenditures
Home Health Care News 
 
Walgreens steps up focus on home health with $330M CareCentrix deal
Fierce Healthcare
 
MedPAC explores standardized plan options in Medicare Advantage
Fierce Healthcare
 
Wave of the Future: DeBord demonstrates latest technology in home health care to U.S. Senator
Citizen Tribune
 
Final pay rule and rates: A primer for rehab professionals
McKnight’s 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 1, 2022
 
Op-ed: Congress should pass bipartisan legislation protecting Medicare home health
The State Journal-Register

*Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council OpEd 

Proposed Payment Rule Would Make Care Access Difficult For Complex Home Health Patients
Home Health Care News
 
Walgreens wins a majority stake in home health company as Amazon, CVS beef up home care offerings
Inside Intelligence 

CMS To Meet With Providers On Emergency Preparedness Barriers
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Extends SNF Training Requirements Until PHE Lapses
Inside Health Policy
 
The Provider Relief Fund is 'nearly exhausted.' How has HHS been using the billions hospitals gave back?
Fierce Healthcare
Home

 

Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
 
Best Buy Leveraging Home-Based Care Capabilities As ‘Long-Term Investment’
Home Health Care News
 
Stakeholders Unite To Press Senate On Telehealth Extension
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS releases Shared Savings Program results for 2021
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS: ACOs saved Medicare $1.6B overall in 2021 as big changes on the horizon
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home healthcare monitoring comes to rural Virginia
McKnight’s Home Care


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
 
Congressional Action Urgently Needed to Preserve Seniors’ Access to Home Health
Real Clear Health

*Sen. Lincoln & Rep. Crowley OpEd
 
Worker Shortage Hampers Biden’s Expansion of Home Health Care
Bloomberg
 
The Fastest Growing Companies In Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News 
 
CMA Pushes MA Prior Authorization Overhaul, Address Overpayments
Modern Healthcare
 
Amazon Care shutdown is a strategic play, not a failure, some healthcare experts say
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 29, 2022
 
Preserving Access to Home Health Act
Ocala Star Banner

*PQHH LTE
 
AHA, Home Health Agencies Oppose Proposed Medicare Payment Rate Cuts
Health Leaders Media

*PQHH Quoted
 
Study Shows Home-Based Caregivers Can Help Stave Off Dementia
Home Health Care News
 
Why Amazon Is Shutting Down Amazon Care
Home Health Care News 



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 26, 2022
 
Letter: Stop Medicare cuts to home health services
Concord Monitor

*Home Health LTE
 
Amazon Winding Down Remote, In-Home Health Service Amazon Care
Senior Housing News
 
Why Amazon and other corporate giants are in a bidding war for home health technology
STAT News
 
Amazon Will Shutter Its Health Care Division After Acquiring One Medical
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 25, 2022
 
AHA Voices Concerns About Home Health Medicare Reimbursement Update
RevCycleIntelligence
 
Health prices rising much faster in the private sector than Medicare
Axios

HHS expanding home health services for people with disabilities
Healthcare Finance News
 
The Legislative Battles Moving Health Home Is Fighting On Behalf Of Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Amazon Is Shutting Down The Virtual- And Home-Focused ‘Amazon Care’
Home Health Care News

For one dedicated home health aide, patients become family
New York Amsterdam News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 23, 2022
 
How Home-Based Care Providers Are Changing To Meet New Workforce Demands
Home Health Care News
 
CMS’ home health plan will damage seniors’ quality of life
McKnight’s Home Care 

Providers scored big wins in new rule governing out-of-network charge disputes, experts say
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
 
Home health agencies protest 2023 proposed payment rate cuts
Healthcare Finance

*PQHH Quoted
 
Home health providers push back on proposed funding cuts
McKnight’s Home Care 

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted

Interest in Signify Health shows 'home is the next clinical battlefront'
Modern Healthcare
 
Amazon’s Signify Health Interest Another Indicator Of At-Home Care Capabilities Buildout
Home Health Care News
 
Minnesota's home health care industry and the growing labor shortage
MPR News
 
HHS expands HCBS program to five states, territories
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Stakeholders Clash Over Minimum Staffing Levels For Nursing Homes
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 22, 2022
 
Home health agencies warn of fallout if Medicare cuts payments
LA Times/Bloomberg

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Medicare Beneficiaries Overwhelmingly Support Policies to Protect Access to Medicare Home Health
Ritz Herald

*Morning Consult Poll
 
Home Health Job Growth Improving, But Outpaced By Other Health Care Settings
Home Health Care News 
 
Minnesotans with disabilities face growing waits for home care services amid surge in demand
Star Tribune
 
Need for home care rising, but caregivers are hard to find in rural WA
Seattle Times
 
Amazon Among Bidders for Signify Health
Wall Street Journal
 
Signify Health shares soar on reports of Amazon, UnitedHealth bids
Modern Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 19, 2022
 
Home health agencies make legal case against CMS' proposed cuts
Modern Healthcare

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Medicare Beneficiaries Overwhelmingly Against Proposed Home Health Payment Cuts
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH Morning Consult Poll
 
Industry poll: Most voters against proposed home health cuts
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH Morning Consult Poll

CMS: Providers Need To Prepare For PHE End As Soon As Possible
Inside Health Policy 

Payers have largely shrugged off the industry's financial struggles, but those challenges could catch up to them: Moody's
Fierce Healthcare
 
Employer health costs expected to rise 6.5% next year, report finds
Healthcare Dive



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 18, 2022

New National Poll Finds Strong Support for Medicare Home Health Services, Preserving Access to Home Health Act
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

*Morning Consult Polling PR
 
Poll: Americans Support Preserving Access to Home Health Act
Home Care Magazine

*Morning Consult Polling 
 
Report: Rising home health costs compound hiring challenges
McKnight’s Home Care

*DDA Labor Study
 
CMS home health payment update 'woefully inadequate,' hospital group says
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
Home care providers call on CMS to scrap proposed home health rule
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH, NAHC Mentioned
 
Why the Rise of In-Home Care Couldn't Come at a Better Time
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
Provider group urges LTC caucus to address finance, workforce
McKnight’s
 
In-home primary care: The solution to the broken rural healthcare system?
McKnight's Home Care Newsmakers Podcast



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Home health providers decry 'disheartening' proposed 4% cut for 2023
Fierce Healthcare

*HH Sector Concerns Quoted 
 
Hundreds Of Stakeholders Voice Concerns As Home Health Proposed Rule Commenting Period Ends
Home Health Care News 

*HH Sector Concerns Quoted 
 
Congress isn’t done with messy health care fights
Axios

*NAHC Quoted
 
MA-Home Care Referrals Skyrocketing, healthAlign Data Reveals
Home Health Care News 
 
This Physician Is on a Mission to Empower Home Health Aides. Here's How She's Doing It.
Entrepreneur



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
 
Homebound Seniors Remain Disproportionately Costly For Medicare
Home Health Care News 
 
Home-Focused Primary Care Company Heal Finding Success Hiring Home Health Nurses
Home Health Care News 
 
Here are 4 key health policy items in the Inflation Reduction Act
Fierce Healthcare
 
Resources Needed to Address Health Cyber Threats, Lawmakers Say
Inside Health Policy
 
Why The Caregiver Definition Must Be Expanded For Nursing Homes to Overcome Labor Crunch
Skilled Nursing News 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 15, 2022
 
Proposed Medicare cuts hurt home health patients and providers
Saint Cloud Times (MN)

*PQHH LTE
 
Budget bill clears as Democrats seek to head off midterm losses
Roll Call
 
Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph
Modern Healthcare
 
Big Changes Are Coming for Health Care Costs
New York Times
 
CMS to Visit Nursing Homes as Part of Minimum Staffing Proposal
Skilled Nursing News 

 

Home Health Media Clips 
Friday, August 12, 2022
 
Patients will bear the steepest consequences of proposed cuts to home health
MedCity News

*PQHH op-ed
 
Medicare cuts would undermine the movement to increasing in-home care
STAT News
 
A bittersweet health care win for Democrats
POLITICO
 
Rules Clears Reconciliation Bill For Friday House Vote
Inside Health Policy

Exploring Home Health Care’s ‘Convener Problem’
Home Health Care News

A week of ups and downs for home care
McKnight's Home Care 


Home Health Media Clips 
Thursday, August 11, 2022
 
Why Home Health Insiders Expect Uptick In Audits, Inquiries From Federal Watchdogs
Home Health Care News
 
Another State Invests Millions Into Aging-In-Place Program CAPABLE
Home Health Care News
 
Health care providers are shouldering rising costs. That could change soon.
POLITICO
 
Older Americans ready for fall COVID-19 boosters, poll finds
The Hill



Home Health Media Clips 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
 
The Crisis Facing Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Home Care for America’s Elderly
POLITICO
 
Two Private Equity Firms Reportedly Back Self-Directed At-Home Care Enabler Public Partnerships
Home Health Care News
 
DEI is no longer an option for home care, experts say
McKnight's Home Care
 
The New Franchise Owners Who Have Made Home Care Their Second Act
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
 
Providers Ramp Up Lobbying To Avert 2023 Pay Cuts
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH media hit
 
New York home care shortage’s impact on dementia caregiving: ‘It takes so much out of you’
WBFO NPR
 
‘The Value Proposition Is Clear’: How Innovive’s Home Care Model Keeps SMI Patients Out of the Hospital
Behavioral Health Business
 
CVS Health Among Potential Buyers For Signify Health
Home Health Care News

HHS Awards $60 Million To Shore Up Rural Health Care Workforce
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips 
Monday, August 8, 2022
 
Proposed home health care cuts would be devastating
Capital Gazette

*PQHH LTE
 
Reps. Sewell, Buchanan Move to Preserve Access to Home Health Care 
The Well News
 
Take heart, home health: CMS can change its mind
McKnight's Home Care
 
A Top Performer Of The ‘Independence at Home’ Demonstration Explains Its ‘Secret Sauce’ For Success
Home Health Care News

New York home care mentoring program expands nationally
McKnight's Home Care

With Sale Rumors Circling, Signify Health Leans Into Its Home-Based Care Business
Home Health Care News 

CVS plans bid for Dallas-based home health provider Signify Health
Dallas Morning News 


Home Health Media Clips 
Friday, August 5, 2022
 
What Amazon’s $3.9B One Medical Acquisition Means for In-Home Senior Care
Home Health Care News
 
Analysis: HCBS services to seniors increased over two decades
McKnight's Home Care
 
Providers call on Senate to address caregiver crisis in appropriations bill
McKnight's Home Care
 
Sinema ready to advance budget bill after tax changes
Roll Call


Home Health Media Clips 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
 
Proposed home health rule ‘isn’t a fire drill,’ Cunningham says
McKnight’s Home Care (Podcast)

*PQHH Interview
 
Letter to Editor
Bedford Gazette (PA)

*PQHH LTE
 
HCSC doubles down on Medicare Advantage as market share declines
Modern Healthcare
 
Industry widely sees equity as important, but lacks concrete steps to address it, survey finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
CVS Health Looking To Enhance Capabilities Through Home Health Care
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 3, 3022
 
Home Health funding threatened...
Hugo News (OK)

*PQHH LTE
 

Protect federal funding for home health care
The Citizen’s Voice (PA)
 
*PQHH LTE
 

Home care doesn’t always require a traditional home setting, expert says
MedCity News



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
 
Congress should pass new home health care bill
Austin American Statesman

*PQHH LTE
 
Dems Tee Up Reconciliation Package For Senate Vote, Providers Seek Medicare Pay Changes
Inside Health Policy - Health Insider

*PQHH Statement Quoted
 
Sewell, Buchanan introduce bipartisan legislation to protect access to home health
Alabama Political Reporter

*PQHH & NAHC Support Mentioned
 
Reps. Sewell, Buchanan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Access to Home Health Services
Rep. Sewell Statement

*PQHH & NAHC Support Mentioned
 
With Choose Home Up In the Air, Providers Consider Preparation Strategies
Home Health Care News
 
CMS, OIG Disconnect Highlighted In Medicare Overpayments Report
Home Health Care News
 
The Next Frontier In Home-Based Care Recruiting: Gen Z And Millennial Workers
Home Health Care News
 
Why CMS’s Final Payment Rule Meets Nursing Home Providers ‘More Than Halfway’
Skilled Nursing News
 
Hospital readmission incentives on hold, and ‘no one wins but Medicare’
McKnight’s
 
Industry Voices—Can care at home succeed in the long term? Not without interoperability
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 1, 2022
 
Legislation To Extend PHE Telehealth Flexibilities Passes In Near-Unanimous House Vote
Home Health Care News 
 
Biden promotes health care proposals in reconciliation package on Medicare, Medicaid anniversaries
The Hill 
 
CMS Hikes Nursing Home Pay 2.7%, Despite Proposing Cuts Earlier
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS changes course, increases Medicare pay for nursing homes
Modern Healthcare 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 29, 2022
 
In Crucial Step, Preserving Access to Home Health Act Is Introduced in House
Home Health Care News

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
House introduces bill freezing home health Medicare payment rates
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted

Home Health Leaders Commend Bipartisan Legislation Blocking Profound Cuts to Medicare Home Health
HealthLeaders Media

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Senate Dems Propose $21B In Supplemental Pandemic Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
Inspector General pushes CMS to recover $226M in Medicare overpayments
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS seeking feedback on ways to improve Medicare Advantage
Fierce Healthcare
 
The Crisis Facing Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Home Care for America’s Elderly
Politico
 
Home Health Operators Taking Stock of Allies, Enemies Amid Mounting Headwinds
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 28, 2022
 
Dems Unveil Reconciliation Package With $64B For 3-Year ARP Extension
Inside Health Policy
 
While Grateful for ARPA Funding Extension, HCBS Providers Worry About Long-Term Implications
Home Health Care News
 
House passes bill extending telehealth reimbursement through 2024
Modern Healthcare
 
Mixed Results for Intensive Home Care for Psychiatric Crises
MedScape 

Nursing Home Staffing Challenges Worse During COVID-19 Outbreaks
RevCycle Intelligence 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

New bill would delay home health payment cut until 2026
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH &NAHC Quoted

Amid Proposed Payment Cuts, Home Health Advocates Are Considering Greater Picture
Home Health Care News
 
House could vote this week on bill to extend telehealth flexibilities through 2024
Fierce Healthcare
 
FL Healthcare Org Aims to Enhance At-Home Care Through Virtual Services
mhealthintelligence
 
Teamwork the solution to COVID’s ‘relentless burden,’ workers say
McKnight’s Long Term Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
 
‘We’re in the Fight’: The Preserving Access to Home Health Act Is Introduced in the Senate
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH, NAHC, AccentCare Quoted

PQHH & NAHC Statement
 
Seniors Want to Age in Place, But They Still May Not Know What That Means
Home Health Care News 
 
Biden poised for big wins in Congress
Washington Post
 
Pandemic has taken significant toll on patients with dementia, geriatricians say
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 
 
Nursing home COVID-19 deaths, cases spiking, hit ‘pre-vaccine’ levels
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
 
‘We are stuck’: Franklin County residents cope with long wait lists for home health aides
Greenfield Recorder (MA) 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 25, 2022
 
CMS sets quality measures for state-funded home care programs
Modern Healthcare
 
HRSA To Unveil Provider Relief Fund Recoupment Appeals Process
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Puts Off Decision On Trump Nursing Home Relief Reg
Inside Health Policy
 
Why Home Care Providers May Need to Rethink No-Hire Clauses
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Reportedly Continues to Nets Savings Amid Calls For More Oversight
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 22, 2022
 
CMS Announces Unprecedented Quality Measure Set for Home- and Community-Based Services
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS Announces First-Ever HCBS Quality Measures
Inside Health Policy
 
Why An Active Public Health Emergency Is Beginning to Hurt, Not Help, Providers
Home Health Care News
 
SNFs ‘significantly reduced’ occupational, physical therapy use following PDPM
McKnights
 
Study: Seniors prefer in-home care, but most are unaware of options available
MedCity News 

Home Care Firms Challenged Wage Rules Exemption Change Too Late
Bloomberg Government



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 21, 2022
 
The Medicare Value-Based Care Strategy: Alignment, Growth, And Equity
Health Affairs
 
Crucial but underpaid, Michigan home care staff face inflation now, too
Bridge Michigan
 
Officials fret over highly infectious BA.5 as national COVID-19 hospitalizations tick upward
Fierce Healthcare
 
One quarter of SNFs stuck with Medicare margins below 4%
McKnight’s Long Term Care News
 
Post-COVID complaints continue to affect recovered healthcare workers, study finds
McKnight’s Long Term Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
 
Report paints rosy picture for home healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Care Gained a Greater Share of Post-Acute Admissions Post-COVID
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Surpassed SNF Use in 2020 Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Skilled Nursing News
 
CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Reemphasizes Home- and Community-Based Services Focus
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing home staffing rule could cost $10B a year, AHCA says
Modern Healthcare
 
Democrats Move to Delay Obamacare Premium Rise, Create New Cliff
Bloomberg Government
 
Puerto Rico: The ‘canary in the coal mine’ for Medicare Advantage growth
Modern Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Hospital, physician groups push back on CMS payment rules as COVID-19 assistance dwindles
Fierce Healthcare
 
Geographic Volatility in Home Health Spend Remains Largely Unexplained
Home Health Care News
 
What Home-Based Care Providers Should Know About DOJ’s Antitrust Focus, Employee Unionization
Home Health Care News
 
One of the Largest Health Systems in the US Is Diving into Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
New Study Finds That While Aging Seniors Prefer In-Home Care, Most Are Critically Underprepared for Future Healthcare Needs
Business Wire 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 18, 2022
 
HHS renews COVID-19 public health emergency another 3 months
Fierce Healthcare
 
WH Calls For Vote On Scaled-Back Reconciliation Bill, Dems Plan ‘Byrd Bath’
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Vows Action on Climate, Pushes for Drug Pricing Bill
Bloomberg
 
How technology is meeting the changing needs of the home health care worker
MedCity News
 
Payer Diversification Increasingly Important Amid Gloomy Home Health Reimbursement Landscape
Home Health Care News 
 
Don’t leave Texas home care workers behind
Dallas Morning News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 15, 2022
 
The Key Problems with Medicare’s Home Health Benefit
Home Health Care News
 
Payer Diversification Increasingly Important Amid Gloomy Home Health Reimbursement Landscape
Home Health Care News
 
CRFB Tried To Deflect Manchin’s Criticism Of Plan To Fix Medicare Solvency
Inside Health Policy
 
Manchin agrees to two-year extension for ACA subsidy boost in drug prices deal: report
Fierce Healthcare
 
Brookings: A look at profitability in Medicare Advantage
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 14, 2022
 
Home health leaders call for bill abolishing Medicare payment cut
McKnights Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Reset Medicare’s Home Health Benefit
Health Affairs 

Home Health Sector Remains Area of Focus For Fraud Watchdogs
Home Health Care News
 
Geographic Variation in Medicare Home Health Expenditures
AJMC
 
‘The Patient Will See You Now’: Aetna’s CMO Explores Home Health Care’s Future
Home Health Care News
 
CMS opens up on approach to developing minimum staffing requirements
McKnights Long-Term Care News
 
More workers coming to SNFs thanks to $40 billion in COVID care funding
McKnights Long-Term Care News

Home Care Workers Protect the Civil Liberties of People with Disabilities. They Need Protection, Too
ACLU


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
 
Proposed Payment Rule Could Trigger $18B Cumulative Cut to Medicare Home Health Reimbursement
Home Health Care News

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Geographic Variation in Medicare Home Health Expenditures
AJMC 

Approaches to Improving Medicare’s Home Health Benefit: Lessons from Medicaid
The Commonwealth Fund
 
Majority of States Lacked Caregiver Hazard Pay, Sick Leave During Pandemic
Home Health Care News
 
Feds aim to help nursing homes, others with big long COVID workplace challenge
McKnight’s
 
Supreme Court's EPA ruling jeopardizes healthcare regulations
Modern Healthcare
 
Is The Provider Relief Fund Lawsuit-Proof? Recipients’ Possible Recourse
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
 
Don’t Leave At-Home Care Behind
The Atlanta Voice
 
House lawmakers search for ways to shore up Medicare hospital trust fund
Fierce Healthcare
 
Looming Provider Choice Home Care Regulations ‘Slap in Face’ to Smaller Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Democrats Play Up Drug Pricing Progress While GOP Tries To Undermine Reconciliation
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate Democrats encounter obstacles in final sprint
The Hill
 
More nursing home cuts buried deep in CMS physician fee schedule
McKnight’s 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 11, 2022
 
AHA blasts 'deeply flawed' proposed HHS post-acute care model
Fierce Healthcare
 
Local Post-Acute Care Resources Tied to Hospital Readmissions, Pay
RevCycleIntelligence
 
CMS Unveils 10-Year Framework For Health Equity Across All Programs
Inside Health Policy
 
What Home Health Providers Can Learn From Hospice OIG Audits
Home Health Care News
 
Thousands of nursing homes face lower Five-Star ratings with changes to staffing stars
McKnight’s 
 
Hospitals led healthcare hiring surge in June
Modern Healthcare
 
How Payers Can Deliver Value Through Care Management Models
Health Payer Intelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 8, 2022
 
AccentCare CMO: Bottom-Up Payment Approach Key to Accelerating Hospital-at-Home Adoption
Home Health Care News
 
What Major Primary Care Deals Mean for In-Home Care Operators
Home Health Care News 
 
House, Senate Dems Urge CMS To Phase In Medicare Nursing Home Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
Democrats Plan to Extend Medicare Solvency in New Biden Bill
Bloomberg
 
CMS proposes major changes to Shared Savings Program
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Proposes To Boost ACOs With Advanced Pay, Benchmark Changes
Inside Health Policy
 
So, a robot walks into a nursing home...
Axios 

What Will It Cost Elderly Parents To Age In Place At Home?
Forbes


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 7, 2022
 
CMMI finds implicit bias in 3 major payment models
Fierce Healthcare
 
Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvency
Associated Press
 
Novel approaches needed to reduce barriers to care during ED-to-home transition, study finds
McKnight’s Long Term Care News
 
‘Perfect storm’ of pandemic challenges forces another facility closure
McKnight’s Daily Digest
 
Drug Price War Gets Agency Buy-Ins as Senate Democrats Push Plan
Bloomberg
 
Ransomware attack at payment vendor affects 600 providers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
 
More nursing homes, physicians linked to lower hospital readmissions
Axios
 
Why Hospitals with Nearby Home Health Agencies Have Higher Readmission Rates
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Health Staff Poaching ‘Unavoidable,’ But Providers Are Still Fighting Back
Home Health Care News 

Lawmakers pressure CMS to phase in nursing home pay cuts
McKnight’s
 
Tampa General Hospital launches home-based healthcare
Becker’s Hospital Review


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
 
Q&A with Michael Dandorph: 'Home care was an enormous advantage for us'
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS taking steps toward nursing home minimum staffing requirement
Modern Healthcare
 
Tech-driven Home Health Care Startup Secures $60M in Funding
HealthLeaders


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 1, 2022
 

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
 
Why Understanding CMS’ Proposed Rule Logic Is Key to Combating It
Home Health Care News 
 
House Appropriators Approve $124.2B HHS Bill That Hikes Health Spending
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Makes Wide-Ranging Changes To Nursing Home Guidance
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 30, 2022
 
House Lawmakers Call Out ‘Bad Actors’ Within Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS updates nursing home staffing compliance guidelines
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing Homes Face Tougher Inspections, Infection Controls
Bloomberg



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
 
Providers, insurers poised for 'bloody' negotiations amid inflation
Modern Healthcare
 
Addressing Medicare’s Finances Is Still Urgent: A Framework For Considering Options
Health Affairs
 
New Oncology, Primary Care Models Could Offer Risk-Based Avenues for Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
 
Multiple Members of Congress Will Lose Re-election on Tuesday
Bloomberg Government
 
VRBPAC To Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall And Future Seasons
Inside Health Policy
 
E&C Republicans Ask Brooks-LaSure To Testify On MA
Inside Health Policy 
 
It's time to get serious about the cost-effectiveness of health
Modern Healthcare
 
Report Finds Dual-Eligible Individuals Use Home Health Care at Higher Rates
Home Health Care News 
 
Forecasting the Personal Home Care Industry’s Netflix-Blockbuster Moment
Home Health Care News 
 
Home health providers protest 24-hour shifts after ‘insulting’ settlement reached
NBC News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 27, 2022
 
Home Health Industry Pushes Back on CMS Budget-Neutrality Methodology for PDGM
Home Health Care News
 
The Home Health Proposed Rule’s Impact on M&A Activity
Home Health Care News

What We Learned From The Acute Hospital Care At Home Waiver—And What We Still Don’t Know
Health Affairs
 
Labor Experts Predict More Union Activism As Staff Shortages Drag On
Inside Health Policy 



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, June 24, 2022
 
Former CMS Administrator Predicts Dire Near-Term Outlook for Home Health Industry
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted
 
‘A Declaration of War’: Inside the 2023 Home Health Proposed Payment Rule
Home Health Care News

Senate must use reconciliation to bring down drug costs, invest in home care
The Hill
 
Staffing laws, unionization can improve nurse retention, new research shows
Healthcare Dive
 
No Appropriations Bill Without Hyde Amendment, Republicans Say
Inside Health Policy 



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 23, 2022
 
Home Health Stakeholders Weigh In On Industry ‘Tailspin’ Following Proposed Payment Rule
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted
 
CMS proposes payment decrease of $810M for home health in 2023
McKnight’s Home Care
 
*PQHH & NAHC Quoted

CMS mulls $810M cut to home health Medicare payments
Fierce Healthcare
 
Justices Urged to Reject Fresh Look at Health Worker Mandate
Bloomberg
 
Aging Population Ups Demand for Already Scarce Accessible Homes
Bloomberg
 
Inequities in healthcare cost nearly $320B annually, new research shows
Healthcare Dive



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
 
Home Health Agencies Blast Proposed 2023 Cuts, May Go To Hill
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Home Health Proposed Rule Results in $810M Decrease in Payments
Home Care Magazine

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Payment Uncertainty Remains an Obstacle Between Seniors, At-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Report Calls For HHS To Develop National Public Health System
Inside Health Policy 

Health Plans Are Mapping Out a Technology Strategy for Home Care
Health Leaders Media


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
 
Home health agencies could see $810M pay cut next year
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Health Agencies to Lose $810 Million in Medicare Payments
Bloomberg
 
Home health agency payments in 2023 decrease by 4.2%, or $810 million, under proposed rule
Healthcare Finance News 
 
‘The Stability of Home Health Care Is at Risk’: CMS Proposes 4.2% Decrease to Provider Payments in 2023
Home Health Care News 
 
How Home Health Providers Are Training Staff to Improve Patient Survey Scores
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, June 17, 2022
 
Joe Manchin Is Target Audience for Advocates on Domestic Agenda
Bloomberg
 
Pelosi Said Democrats Might Not Extend Obamacare Premium Subsidy Hike
Inside Health Policy
 
HHVBP Gives Providers More Support with Payers, But May Shrink Business Margins
Home Health Care News
 
Care Coordination Platform Sees 17% Spike in Home Health Referrals
Home Health Care News
 
Overlooked, undervalued: Cornell research seeks to elevate home care workers  
Cornell Chronicle
 
100 Million People in America Are Saddled With Health Care Debt
Kaiser Health News  

Care Coordination Platform Sees 17% Spike in Home Health Referrals
Home Health Care News
 
Home-based care: How removing barriers can improve access, experience, outcomes and health equity
Becker’s Hospital Review 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 16, 2022
 
Hospitals implore Congress to punt Medicare payment cut slated for July
Fierce Healthcare
 
Billions in Medicare Savings Envisioned With Aligned Payments
Bloomberg
 
MedPAC Lays Out Plan to Streamline Medicare Alternative Payment Models
Home Health Care News 
 
Providers push feds for more support in hiring foreign workers amid workforce crisis
McKnight’s Long Term Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
 
Telehealth Included In Emerging Bipartisan Gun Control Package
Inside Health Policy
 
AMA President Announces New Workforce Recovery Plan
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospital-at-Home Advocates Believe the Model Can Stave Off Staffing Burnout
Home Health Care News
 
Study: Caseload, Telehealth Focus Drives Quality for Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News
 
Survey: 13% of Medicare Advantage claims, prior authorization requests denied
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 13, 2022
 
UMass Memorial Health, UNC Health commend hospital-at-home programs, touting better outcomes, saved costs
Fierce Healthcare
 
Providers prepare for monkeypox, discuss infection control practices
Modern Healthcare
 
Study: Caseload, Telehealth Focus Drives Quality for Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News
 
Devastating and Crippling: CMS Receives Thousands of Comments, Nursing Home Operators Push Back on Medicare Cut
Skilled Nursing News
 
How Healthcare Uses Innovation to Help Seniors Age Independently
Health Leaders Media

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, June 10, 2022
 
House conservatives propose balancing budget in 7 years with $16.6T in cuts
The Hill 

Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings to Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care
Kaiser Health News
 
Home care crisis leaves many without aides; families face burnout
Daily Sentinel (NY)
 
AHA Backs Bill Requiring GAO Study On Nurse Staffing Industry
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 9, 2022
 
4 trends nurses can expect in 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

*Choose Home Mentioned
 
Lawmakers focus on prevention, cures to curb US health insurance costs
The Hill
 
CMS Lists Top 10 Ways States Should Prepare For Post-PHE Unwinding
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing homes rush to certify TNAs as CMS deadline looms
Modern Healthcare
 
The Case For and Against Home Care Provider-Medicare Advantage Relationships
Home Health Care News 
 
Why More Home Care Franchises Are Seeing Value in Company-Owned Locations
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
 
Record high gas prices impacting in-home caregivers
WAAY-TV
 
Interstate telehealth visits in jeopardy as pandemic licensure waivers expire
Fierce Healthcare
 
Urban Institute study: Medicare cost cap boosts affordability and may lower Medigap premiums
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
 
Resurrected budget package no slam dunk as negotiations heat up
Roll Call
 
US Nursing Homes Face Closure Risks From Staffing Shortages
Bloomberg
 
Health Worker Vaccine Rule Case Poised to Go Back to Lower Court
Bloomberg
 
CMS: New National Quality Strategy Will Start This Summer
Inside Health Policy
 
Nurses’ Union Says Clinic Shooting Shows Need For OSHA Violence Standard
Inside Health Policy
 
New Home-Based Care Provider Banks On Old-School Tactics for Growth
Home Health Care News
 
Despite Challenges with Mass Implementation, Digital Health Solutions in Oncology Can Help Shift to At-Home Care
Pharmacy Times


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 6, 2022
 
CMS offers extra year to spend enhanced Medicaid home care funding
Modern Healthcare
 
Healthcare access looms as doctors' top concern, followed by substance abuse, racial disparities and gun control
Fierce Healthcare
 
Commentary: Alison Holmes — Why investment in home care is crucial
My Courier Journal



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, June 3, 2022
 
Staffing Shortages to Cost US Care Facilities $19.5 Billion This Year, Study Finds
Bloomberg
 
Healthcare hiring strong in May, job report shows
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Trustees Project Trust Fund Insolvency In 2028, CBO Says 2030
Inside Health Policy
 
US Recovery Seen Extending Social Security Solvency by a Year
Bloomberg
 
Retail Overstaffing, Rising Inflation and Disappearing Mandates: What’s Improving the Labor Crisis in Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News 
 
The Case for Contract Labor in Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Home care crisis leaves New Yorkers without aides and families face burnout
Democrat & Chronicle 

Cardinal Health Continues to Expand at-Home Solutions Business
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 2, 2022
 
Rehab providers urge CMS not to cut pay for early home health transfers
Modern Healthcare
 
Confusion Around Face-to-Face Documentation Remains for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
The Growing Risk of Wound Care Negligence for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Doctors, nurses risked their lives to battle COVID. Now they're facing a mental health crisis
USA TODAY
 
Burned out by COVID and 80-hour workweeks, resident physicians unionize
Fierce Healthcare 
 
AMA Seeks Support For Physician Pay Reform As Docs Float Principles
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
 
Can the Hospital at Home Model Help Rural Hospitals Thrive?
Health Leaders Media
 
Former Home Health Leaders Turning Their Attention to Non-Medical Home Care
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Providers Are Raising Expectations for Their Technology Partners
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing Home Improvement Must Go Beyond Increased Oversight
Skilled Nursing News

 


 
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