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Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
 
‘I’m an Amazon patient now’: How the tech giant is taking on health care
Washington Post
 
Tentative 1.75% Doc Fix In Process As CR Deadline Approaches
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS launches fleet of support initiatives for direct care workers
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘Playbook’ offers strategies for home health, hospice firms to jump into value-based care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
APRNs, home health / personal care aides top healthcare careers in 2024
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Why won’t Medicare deliver food to sick seniors, if it could get them healthy?
Stat News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
 
What in-home senior care brings to Medicare Advantage
Modern Healthcare
 
Doc Pay Patch Could Emerge In Scaled-Back Health Package; Budget Talks Continue
Inside Health Policy
 
Schumer, Johnson Trade Barbs On Approps; Shutdown Prospects Increase
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Users Have Higher Likelihood Of Hospice Utilization
Home Health Care News
 
Value-based care now driving home-based primary care growth, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 26, 2024
 
Home care has a lot to offer innovative payment models, value-based care expert says
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How A Home-Based Care Provider Weans Itself Off Fee-For-Service Reliance
Home Health Care News 
 
On Capitol Hill: Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, discusses Medicare Advantage reforms
Medical Economics (VIDEO INTERVIEW)
 
Paragon Echoes Community Plans’ Recs In New Suite Of MA Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
NAACOS, AHCA Propose Ways To Improve SNF ACO Participation
Inside Health Policy
 
The risks and realities of being a CT home health care worker
CT Mirror
 
ViVE 2024: GE HealthCare taps Biofourmis to expand its reach into virtual care at-home solutions
Fierce Healthcare
 
Addressing Common Barriers to Patient Discharge with Innovative Home-Based Care Solutions
Fierce Healthcare (WEBINAR)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 23, 2024
 
Freedom Caucus Pushes Long-Term CR-Sequester If Johnson Can’t Secure Policy Wins
Inside Health Policy
 
Health Groups Push Lawmakers to Make Telehealth Gains Permanent
Bloomberg
 
Exclusive: Axle Health raises $4.2M to manage home health workforces
Axios
 
Health care employment picture still strong
Axios
 
Homecare Worker Protection Bill Introduced in CT, In Memory of Slain Nurses
Nurse.org
 
Home health care linked to increased hospice use at end-of-life, study reveals
Medical Xpress
 
No Empty Promises: How Home-Based Care Providers Actually Plan To Use AI
Home Health Care News 
 
Caregiving crisis gets attention from lawmakers, businesses
Home Health Care News 
 
How Beneficiaries Really Feel About Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare
MedPage Today

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 22, 2024
 
ACOs want increased participation of long-term and post-acute care providers
Fierce Healthcare

Medicare Advantage plans provide less intensive post-acute care, study finds
Healthcare Dive

Lobbyists: Another CR Would Be Disastrous For CHCs, Workforce Programs
Inside Health Policy
 
Behavioral Health Proposals Vying For Space In Next Funding Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Burnout is worse for women health care workers
Axios
 
Thanks to high demand, low barriers to entry, home care employment remains high, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
 
Research overwhelmingly points to benefits of smart home health technology
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Arizona's Nursing Crisis: COVID-19's Impact and the Shift Toward Home Health Care
BNN Breaking
 
Why 2024 could be a year of ‘reckoning’ for digital health
Modern Healthcare
 
Study: Chronic worker shortages in nursing homes must be addressed to help lessen patient risk
Fierce Healthcare
 
Proposed HCBS rule could diminish service access, hamper provider retention efforts, 11 senators tell CMS
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
The Bottom Line: Top Billing, Financial Mistakes Responsible For Home Health Agency Struggles
Home Health Care News 
 
The ‘Tipping Point Is Coming’ For Hospital-At-Home Care In The US
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare home health patients more likely to eventually receive hospice care, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 16, 2024
  
Timeline for Proposed Nursing Home Staff Hikes Prompts Unease
Bloomberg Government
 
Research overwhelmingly points to benefits of smart home health technology
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers unmoved as insurers decry Medicare Advantage rate cut
Modern Healthcare
 
Demand for these health care jobs is increasing most in each state
Kansas City Star


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 15, 2024
 
Warner Pushes For Permanent Telehealth Leg Before End Of 2024
Inside Health Policy
 
Training bottlenecks stymie nursing homes
Modern Healthcare 
 
Report: MA Plans Administering At-Home Care Benefits Should Follow Medicaid Programs’ Lead
Home Health Care News
 
Connecticut puts home-based care at forefront of legislative priorities
McKnight’s Home Care
 
States Where Nursing Homes Used the Most Agency Nursing Staff in 2022
Skilled Nursing News
 
Pandemic Telehealth Billings Meet Medicare Test, Watchdog Finds
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
 
New hospital-at-home bill reminds advocates about importance of waiver extension
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare home care eligibility standards unfairly burden family caregivers, think tank argues
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Private equity Medicare Advantage investment slumps: report
Modern Healthcare
 
Dr. David Eagle: CMS Reimbursement Cuts Encourage Trend of Independent Physician Exodus
American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)
 
In Fight Over Medicare Payments, the Hospital Lobby Shows Its Strength
Kaiser Health News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 
 
Bucshon: Expect Short-Term Doc Fix By March
Inside Health Policy
 
Physicians lobby Congress on Medicare pay cuts
Roll Call
 
Site-Neutral Proponents Float Rural Exemption As Hospitals Flag Risks
Inside Health Policy
 
Private equity deals in MA are declining, but experts say regulators should keep an eye on this space
Fierce Healthcare
 
The ‘Strange Tension’ That Exists Between Consumer-Directed Models, Regulations Surrounding Them
Home Health Care News 
 
Dementia care costs lowest for patients living in home care settings, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 12, 2024
 
Medicare is booming, and providers are bracing themselves
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Advantage headwinds didn't prevent payers from turning a profit in 2023
Fierce Healthcare
 
Study reveals disparities among multiple myeloma patients in home healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘Not About A Shiny New Toy’: How Home Health Providers Are Succeeding With More Complex Patients
Home Health Care News 
 
Physician Medicare payment reform the goal of new congressional working group
Radiology Business

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 9, 2024
 
Bipartisan Senate Duo Seek To Extend Hospital At Home Program
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress Eyes Expansion of Hospital at Home Care Model
Health Leaders Media
 
McMorris Rodgers Announces Pending Retirement As Health Talks Heat Up
Inside Health Policy
 
Site-Neutral Provisions Remain In Limbo As CR Clock Ticks
Inside Health Policy
 
In Rapidly Changing Value-Based Care Landscape, Home-Based Care Providers Facing Crunchtime
Home Health Care News
 
Alternative payment models key to rural home-based primary care success, researchers say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
2024 predictions: Three applications for AI in home healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 8, 2024
 
CBO: MA, Part D Drive Higher Medicare Spending In 2024; Medicaid Spending Dips Due To Unwinding
Inside Health Policy
 
Health insurers balk at proposed Medicare Advantage rates
Axios
 
Understaffing, clinical demands driving trend of nurses fleeing profession
McKnight’s Long Term Care News 
 
Struggle With Assessing Outcomes Of ARPA-Funded HCBS Programs, New Brief Finds
Home Health Care News 
 
Lawmakers’ retirements risk leaving doctor pay fix unfinished
Roll Call 
 
CMS must do more to improve MA prior authorization, payment issues, policy experts say
Newsmakers Podcast (AUDIO)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
 
For Home Care Providers Still Invested In Medicare Advantage Business, Patience Is Wearing Thin
Home Health Care News 
 
As doctors leave the House, Congress scrambles on Medicare pay
National Journal
 
House Budget Moves To Give CBO More Time To Score Preventive Services
Inside Health Policy
 
Final rule strengthens social needs programs for seniors aging in place
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Five-way telehealth program helps rural residents reach care when home connections lack
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Electronic visit verification (EVV) will become industry standard in the near future, expert predicts
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 
 
Medicare Advantage provider, benefit cuts may follow rate reduction
Modern Healthcare
 
NNU: Nurses report uptick in workplace violence in 2023
Modern Healthcare
 
Increasingly, Americans believe government should pay for aging care, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care 
 
Home health added more than 100,000 jobs in 2023: Altarum report
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Leveraging RPM to Enable At-Home Care for High-Risk Cancer Patients
mHealthIntelligence
 
How Medicare’s payment structure hurts home care’s delivery of wound care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Why the debate over proposed nursing home staff minimums is particularly unproductive
Stat News
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 5, 2024
 
House Budget To Mark Up Bill Changing How CBO Scores Prevention
Inside Health Policy
 
New Medicare Advantage rule is boon for providers, drag on insurers
STAT News 
 
Patient-centered focus is key to reducing hospitalizations, value-based success, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Accessibility bill aims to bridge home health and occupational therapy
McKnight’s Home Care
 
As MA Penetration Increases, Plans’ Financial Belts Are Tightening
Home Health Care News
 
Health care jobs grew at fastest rate in over 30 years
Axios
 
Will home care’s wage violations spark closures—or more workers?
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 2, 2024
 
Home Health To Congress: Work Pay Cut Delays Into Health Package
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS proposes 3.7% rate bump for MA plans in 2025
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes
Home Health Care News
 
 ‘A Monumental Shift’: Home Health Providers Believe Review Choice Demonstration Is Here To Stay
Home Health Care News 
 
Spending in home care outpaces other healthcare sectors
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Older Adults in Traditional Medicare Spend Weeks Per Year on Health Care Contact Days
AJMC

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 1, 2024
 
Bipartisan Medicare Home Health Accessibility Act Introduced
Rep. Lloyd Smucker
 
CMS Expects 3.7% MA Pay Bump After 2024’s Advance Notice Tumult
Inside Health Policy
 
As Home Care Billing Rates Rise, Client Retention Becomes A Larger Priority For Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Rising Medicare Advantage costs squeeze providers, insurers, tech
Modern Healthcare
 
ECRI: Home medical device use a top hazard in 2024
Modern Healthcare
 

Health-Care Price Transparency Deemed Critical in House Hearing
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
 
Battle Over Medicare Advantage Flares Ahead Of CMS’ 2025 Pay Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
Lawmakers, AHA seek support for health worker anti-violence bill
Modern Healthcare 
 
Firms offer key recruitment, retention strategies to prevent expensive churn
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Hospice Fraud Back In The Spotlight, With New Data Also Raising Questions About Home Health Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Private equity’s growing footprint in home health care draws scrutiny
Stateline

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
 
Docs see smaller checks as Congress weighs options on Medicare cut
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare ACO participation spiked in 2024, CMS says
Modern Healthcare
 
Accountable care participation grows in 2024
Axios
 
Key lawmakers urge CMS to curb Medicare Advantage fraud, abuse
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Rep. Tim Walberg introduces bill to address in-home care costs
Daily Telegram (MI)
 
HHS Seeks Stakeholder Input to Improve Medicare Advantage Transparency
Health Payer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 26, 2024
 
CMS Issues Sweeping RFI On MA Data, Prior Auth, Benefits And Access
Inside Health Policy 
 
Are Brick-And-Mortar Home Health Locations Worth It? It Depends On Which Provider You Ask.
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Providers Are Tackling ‘Home Health Deserts,’ Calling On CMS To Help
Inside Health Policy
 
Hartford Healthcare CEO looks to home care
Modern Healthcare
 
Hospital to home: Nurses help navigate their patients’ recovery
News4JAX
 
Bipartisan Group Of Sens. Reintroduce Telemental Health Care Access Act
Inside Health Policy
 
Assisted living facilities fall short when caring for aging US population, witnesses tell senators
The Hill 
 
Democrats urge government to rein in Medicare Advantage overpayments and denials
STAT News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 25, 2024
 
Senate Finance, Judiciary Members Push For New AI Agency
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare data breaches hit new highs in 2023
Modern Healthcare
 
Gov. Tim Walz highlights 31% pay increase for unionized home care workers
Minnesota Reformer
 
Changing Payment Dynamics Are Forcing Home-Based Care Providers To Level Up In Value-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
How does home care adapt to a value-based care world? Money talks, strategist says
McKnight’s Home Care


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
 
Home Health Benefit Will Become A ‘Skeleton’ If Medicare Payment Adjustments Continue, Industry Leader Cautions
Home Health Care News
 
Panel: Patient satisfaction helps drive success for MA plans and home care partners
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Instacart broadens reach to home care patients
Modern Healthcare
 
Instacart taps DispatchHealth to expand its reach to home care providers
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS: Expect final nursing home staffing rule this year
McKnight’s


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
 
Another ‘Doomy, Gloomy’ Home Health Landscape Awaits Providers In 2024
Home Health Care News
 
Cunningham: Congress must pass legislation stopping Medicare payment cuts this year   
McKnight’s Home Care
 
House bill could ‘fast track’ Medicare, Medicaid cuts, senator warns
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How CMS’ prior authorization rule will affect insurers
Modern Healthcare
 
House passes bill to update crimes that bar employment for home health agencies
WFYI (Indiana)
 
The home (not the hospital) should be the hub for behavioral healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
January 22, 2024
 
‘You Can Complain About It, Or Lean In’: Top Home Health Leaders Brace For 2024
Home Health Care News

‘You Want A Value-Based Care Strategy’: Tips For Home Health Providers In A Managed Care World
Home Health Care News
 
Doctors facing Medicare cut seek new payment system
Modern Healthcare
 
House Budget Sends Bill To Create A Fiscal Commission To The Floor
Inside Health Policy
 
How AI will — and won't — change health care
Axios
 
Senators Seek HHS’ Help In Achieving Permanent Telehealth Reform
Inside Health Policy
 
Patients, families overwhelmingly prefer the home as end-of-life setting, researchers find
McKnight’s Home Care
 
New Model to Focus on Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes
HC Innovation Group

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 19, 2024
 
Senate passes funding patch as Johnson bats down last-minute conservative demands
Politico
 
Congress Passes CR Without Doc Fix Despite Doctors Caucus Efforts
Inside Health Policy
 
As Congress Punts Doc Fix, Experts Tout Proactive Over Retroactive Patch
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress passes short-term funding bill extending DSH payments to March 8
Fierce Healthcare
 
Health Insurers Must Streamline Prior Authorization Decisions, New Rule Says
Wall Street Journal
 
Business Group: These are the top healthcare challenges employers expect to face this year
Fierce Healthcare
 
How Medicare Advantage, Labor, AI Will Shape Home-Based Care In 2024
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS’ new Behavioral Health Model recognizes seniors’ complex health needs
McKnight’s Home Care
 
HHS: Lack of incentives bar home health, hospice providers from creating 
interoperable solutions
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
 
First roadblock to March stopgap measure removed
Roll Call
 
Short-Term CR Carries Extenders Through March 8
Inside Health Policy
 
Home-Based Leaders Are Focusing On Culture, Creative Benefits To Mitigate Staffing Challenges
Home Health Care News 
 

Next Generation ACO model saved Medicare money on home care, evaluation finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
 
Another CR Likely, Shutdown Possible As Approps Efforts In Turmoil
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC Approves Hospital, Physician Pay Bumps; Doubles Down On Post-Acute Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
Mea Culpa: The Home-Based Care Predictions HHCN Got Wrong For 2023
Home Health Care News
 
How Home Health Providers, Payers Are Adapting To New Referral Patterns
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare Advantage analysis sparks infighting at MedPAC meeting
Fierce Healthcare
 
Hospital-at-home patients nationwide have low mortality, readmission, Mass General Brigham study finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Industry survey: Staffing, alternative payment models top-of-mind for home care providers
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
January 12, 2024
 
Medicare Pay Cuts Sought for Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies
Bloomberg Law
 
MedPAC’s alternate home health reality
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Philadelphia home health-care company will pay $1.6M for skimping on overtime
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
Fortis Health Acquires Physiocare Home Health and Hospice
Hospice News
 
PERSPECTIVE: Illinois can be the most family-friendly state if we invest in child and home care workers
The Tribe

 

Home Health Media Clips
January 11, 2024
 
On health care, a congressional laundry list
Politico Pulse 
 
Top-Line Spending Deal Includes New Rescissions Of COVID-19 Funds
Inside Health Policy
 
The AMA wants a Medicare cut reversed – and lawmakers to stay out of care
Washington Post
 
Rise Of The Caregiver ‘Gray Market’ Has Home Care Companies On Their Heels
Home Health Care News 
 
ATI: Post-acute providers should revisit strategies to keep up with evolving payment landscape
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘We are under-resourcing’ home health,’ Compassus CEO says
McKnight’s Home Care (PODCAST)
 
JVs a Major Growth Engine for Hospices in 2024
Hospice News

 

Home Health Media Clips
January 10, 2024
 
Is healthcare relying too much on family caregivers?
Modern Healthcare
 
Americans overwhelmingly favor health care price transparency: survey
The Hill 
 
Hospitals Eye NDAA Transfer For DSH Delay As Site-Neutral Peters Out
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress faces pressure to reverse doctors' payment cuts — again
Axios
 
Top Home Care Trends For 2024
Home Health Care News
 
New Independent Contractor Rule Could Have ‘Significant’ Effect On Home Care
Home Health Care News
 
Beneficiaries still access-challenged in states with greater HCBS support, study reveals
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Getting Hospital-Level Care at Home Is Safe, Effective: Study
US News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
 
Unfinished 2023 business dominates start of 2024 session
Roll Call
 
Mortality rates low among hospital-at-home patients: study
Modern Healthcare
 
Bucshon Latest Member Of GOP Doc Caucus To Announce Retirement
Inside Health Policy
 
Becerra Names Chief Competition Officer at HHS to Focus on Costs
Bloomberg
 
Digital healthcare can break the cycle of rehospitalizations
McKnights Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 8, 2024
 
Speaker Johnson in pressure cooker as partial shutdown deadline nears
The Hill
 
Tight Deadlines, Dysfunction Threaten 2024 Health Care Agenda
Bloomberg Government
 
Home Health Agencies Grapple With ‘Acuity Creep’ As Patient Needs Become More Complex
Home Health Care News
 
Report: Home health spending in October continued to outpace other healthcare segments
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home health is fastest-growing component of national health spending
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Medicare Bundled Payment Model Fails to Boost HF Outcomes
MedScape
 
Hospitals revive mask mandates as respiratory viruses surge
Axios

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 5, 2024
 
Older Americans say they feel trapped in Medicare Advantage plans
NPR
 
Certain HHVBP Measures Remain Disconnected From On-The-Ground Home Health Care Delivery
Home Health Care News 
 
Minority MA patients continue to experience care access, quality issues, report finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How health systems are using AI to augment patient safety
Modern Healthcare
 
Hospitals, medical groups push back on ONC's 'excessive' and 'overly punitive' data blocking penalties
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 4, 2024
 
Congress confronts a lengthy health care to-do list
Axios
 
Study shows increased patient risks at private equity-owned hospitals
Axios
 
Inflation threatens health care access as Medicare gap widens: GOP rep 
The Hill 
 
Many patients want more streamlined texting experience with their providers, survey finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘We Need To Go Where The Patients Are’: How Home Health Agencies Are Adjusting To Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News
 
HCBS staffing shortages lead to severe cuts to programs, services, new report finds
McKnight’s Home Care 
 
BrightSpring Health files IPO plans with SEC
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
 
Congress faces crisis at home and abroad as 2024 deepens partisan division
CNN
 
Panel considers potential changes to home health model
American Hospital Association
 
PBMs, telehealth, transparency lead Congress' 2024 to-do list
Modern Healthcare
 
Why 2024 is the ‘Super Bowl' for telehealth legislation
Modern Healthcare
 
Pets can improve health outcomes for older adults living at home, overseas study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
What the rise of home-based care means for primary care physicians
Medical Economics
 
New research finds Black patients less likely to receive home health care after hospitalization
Wisconsin Public Radio
 
Clark Fork Valley Hospital closes Medicare-certified home health agency
NBC Montana

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 22, 2023
 

Daily home health clips will resume on Wednesday, January 3. Happy holidays!
 
Spending Agreement No Closer As Congress Breaks For The Holidays
Inside Health Policy
 
CDC urges nursing home vaccinations
The Hill
 
Survival Instincts, Inevitable Tailwinds Will Guide Home-Based Care Providers Through Current Tough Times
Home Health Care News 
 
Home-delivered meals may delay nursing home placement, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Study maps 'home time' for Medicare beneficiaries in assisted living communities
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
How long-term care insurance can cut the cost of home health aides
CBS News



Home Health Care News
Thursday, December 21, 2023
 
How $37 billion in federal funding is being used to improve at-home caregiving
The 19th
 
The Top 10 Home Health Care News Stories Of 2023
Home Health Care News 
 
2024 Executive Forecast: What 6 Top Home Health Leaders Expect Next Year
Home Health Care News
 
As Congress leaves town, providers face Jan. 1 pay cut 
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 

Why haven’t health care cost increases exceeded inflation? There’s a very good reason 
STAT 
 
Doctors, hospitals face cuts as Congress takes Christmas off 
Modern Healthcare 
 
10 prior authorization updates to know in 2023 
Becker’s Payer Issues 
 
A St. Louis nursing home closes suddenly, prompting wider concerns over care
NPR
 
Hospice, Home Health Providers ‘Squeezing Turnips’ Competing for Clinical Staff
Hospice News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
 
HHS seeks to dismiss Medicare home health payment lawsuit
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden Administration Urges Judge To Throw Out NAHC’s Home Health Payment Lawsuit
Home Health Care News 
 
NAHC downplays government’s request for judge to dismiss home health lawsuit
McKnight’s Home Care
 
A Lukewarm Home Health, Hospice Dealmaking Year Comes To A Close
Home Health Care News 
 
Biden administration asks judge to toss out Humana’s Medicare Advantage audit lawsuit
Stat
 
AMA To Congress: Use Money NDAA Moved To Medicare Fund To Avoid 2024 Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
'Now is the time' for hospital-at-home: Medically Home CEO
Modern Healthcare
 
AI guardrails can fall short in health care: study
Axios
 
As home care in CT grows, we must do better by providers
Connecticut Mirror

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
 
Biden Team Asks Court to Toss Medicare Home Health Lawsuit
Bloomberg Government
 
Report: Disparities Emerge In Those Seeking LTSS As They Age
Home Health Care News
 
Report suggests market opportunities for senior living
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Will Medicare pay for your home health care needs? It might—if you meet certain requirements
Fortune
 
What to know about home healthcare and home care
Modern Healthcare
 
What to know about finding, funding home care for older Americans
The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
Desperate families search for affordable home care
The San Diego Union-Tribune

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 18, 2023
 
Tell Congress to Prioritize People with Medicare in 2024
Medicare Rights
 
 ‘It’s Water Grinding Away The Stone’: Senior Care Providers Face Common Challenges In Continuum Expansions
Home Health Care News
 
Home Care CEOs See ‘Reward And Risk’ With AI Technology
Home Health Care News
 
Home care providers pledge to uphold AI safety per HHS plan
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Caregivers Are Invisible. They Shouldn't Be
Newsweek
 
Americans' satisfaction with 9 healthcare groups: Nurses lead, nursing homes lag
Becker’s Hospital Review

 

Home Health Media Clips 
Friday, December 15, 2023
 
The House passed its health bill. How's the Senate doing?
Axios
 
DeGette in line for key Democratic spot on health panel
Roll Call
 
New HHS Data Priorities Include Emergency Data-Sharing, Use Of AI Tools
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s AI executive order gets support from 28 providers, payers
Modern Healthcare
 
Recent Medicare Advantage Developments Bode Well For Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
NAHC President Dombi: Providers Need To Keep Their Eyes Open To Innovation
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 14, 2023
 
Back to normal? Healthcare spending growth rates down from pandemic era
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home Health Spending Begins To Climb Again Post-Pandemic
Home Health Care News
 
Home health spending increases by 6% in 2022, CMS report reveals
McKnight’s
 
CMS’ 2022 Health Spending Report Finds Medicaid Drove Federal Spending
Inside Health Policy
 
CCRC, Nursing Home Health Care Spend Increases 5.6% in 2022
Senior Housing News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
 
MedPAC Proposes Second Year Of Post-Acute Pay Cuts
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH Quoted
 
Home Health Industry Leaders Scoff At ‘Distorted Picture of Reality’ Painted By MedPAC
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
MedPAC draws fire with draft recommendations for massive home health cut, hospice rate freeze
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS Issues HCBS Workforce Guidance, White House Touts ARP Uptake
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Emphasizes State Funding to Address Home Care Shortage
Bloomberg
 
What health systems did this year to recruit, retain workers
Modern Healthcare
 
Harvard Health: When should you hire in-home help or health aides?
Chicago Tribune
 
Amid federal push to employ home health care workers, Wisconsin is celebrated for its progress
Wisconsin Public Radio

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 11, 2023 
 
Black Patients Less Likely to Get Home Health Care After Hospital Discharge
US News & World Report
 
Minority patients less likely to receive referrals for home health, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Bipartisan Sens Introduce Bill To Block Nursing Home Staffing Minimum
Inside Health Policy 
 
In letter to CMS, lawmakers call for more MA transparency
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Private Equity, AI Likely To Power Home-Based Care in 2024
Home Health Care News
 
Bipartisan reps introduce bill canceling 2024's 3.4% Medicare pay cut to physicians
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 8, 2023
 
Where do Americans live after 85? Look inside the homes of 11 seniors
Washington Post (link only)
 
Senators leave town with no deal on border, war supplemental
Roll Call
 
NIH Expands Telehealth/Home ‘Test To Treat’ Pilot Nationwide
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospitals, Site-Neutral Pay Advocates Put Competing Pressure On Congress
Inside Health Policy
 
2024 Executive Forecast: What 9 Home Care Leaders Expect Next Year
Home Health Care News 
 
More Key Quality Measures Home Health Agencies Should Be Focused On
Home Health Care News 
 
Black Medicare patients less likely to be referred for home health care, finds study
Medical Xpress
 
Focus on quality measure ‘overlaps,’ experts advise home health agencies
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Nurse’s fatal visit to patient’s home renews calls for safety measures
Star Advertiser
 
A tough 2024 is on the horizon. Here's how Deloitte says healthcare leaders should prepare
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 7, 2023
 
Republican Budget Chief Eyes Deficit Commission for Funding Bill
Bloomberg
 
In key home care victory, House passes Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act
McKnight’s Home care
 
Shifting focus to MA will alter ‘life as we know it’ for home care providers, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Can Home-Based Primary Care Be Scaled Up?
Healthcare Innovation
 
More health systems offload home health businesses
Becker’s Hospital Review


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
 
House Plans Suspension Vote On Lower Costs, More Transparency Act
Inside Health Policy
 
The Medicare Gold Rush Is Slowing Down
Wall Street Journal
 
Joint Commission launches health data accreditation program
Modern Healthcare
 
The HHVBP Changes Experts Believe Home Health Providers Are ‘Overlooking’
Home Health Care News
 
Predicting Nursing Home Care for Dementia Patients Is Possible With Models
Skilled Nursing News
 
Medical waste management presents unique challenge for home care providers, industry study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
 
Scoop: House transparency bill could get vote next week 
Axios
 
 
Biden Makes Health Care Key Campaign Issue After Trump’s ACA Repeal Push
Inside Health Policy
 
New Analysis Shows How Unaffordable Home Care Is Becoming For American Seniors
Home Health Care News
 
California Officially Raises Minimum Wage For Home Health Care Workers
Home Health Care News 
 
AHA releases 2024 Environmental Scan
American Hospital Association

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 30, 2023
 
Beyond The Cuts: What Else Home Health Providers Need To Know About CMS’ 2024 Final Rule
Home Health Care News 
 
Facing labor crunch, NJ launches jobs website for home health aides, group home staff
NJ.com
 
Congressional panel tackles AI in healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
After nurse's slaying, home health workers call for increased protections
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
More Clarity Emerges Around HCBS Waiting Lists
Home Health Care News
 
Report: Waiting lists preventing hundreds of thousands from accessing HCBS
McKnight’s Home Care
 
UnitedHealth Group to advance value-based, home care missions in 2024
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
 
Transform the patient and clinician experience with care at home: Lessons from Geisinger and Best Buy Health
Modern Healthcare (PODCAST REGISTRATION)
 
Despite headwinds, experts predict home care transactions to pick up next year
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How Medicaid Waivers Have Affected Nursing Home Utilization – And Why the Staffing Proposal May Further This Trend
Skilled Nursing News
 
LinkedIn rolls out new features to help nurses, clinicians land their next job
Fierce Healthcare
 
Waiting for Care: Three-Fourths of States Have Waiting Lists for Some Medicaid Home Care Programs
Kaiser Family Foundation
 
Hospitals and doctors are fed up with Medicare Advantage
Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
 
Home Health Providers Must Lean Into Mitigation Strategies To Combat CMS Cuts
Home Health Care News

Dems Pounce As Trump Revives ‘ACA Repeal, Replace’ Talk; Congress Returns To Year-End Uncertainty
Inside Health Policy
 
GOP faces ominous signs in effort to avoid January shutdown
The Hill
 
The time is now for providers to prepare to be part of GUIDE Model, researchers say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Providers Balancing Workload Management With Clinician Satisfaction
Home Health Care News
 
Opinion: The Home Health Care Worker Bill of Rights
Connecticut Post
 
Preventive Care Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries Grew, Study Finds
Health Payer Intelligence
 
Top 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions For 2024
Forbes

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 27, 2023
 
Health Leaders Eshoo, Burgess And Wenstrup To Leave Congress Next Year
Inside Health Policy
 
States Preserve HCBS Flexibilities, Researchers Parse Caregiver Support
Inside Health Policy
 
‘It was stunning': Bipartisan anger aimed at Medicare Advantage care denials
Politico
 
Why Medicaid Could Be The Answer To Scaling Hospital At Home
Home Health Care News
 
MA can help home care providers expand their reach, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
 
Happy Thanksgiving! 
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CMS’ Staffing Mandate Proposal For Nursing Homes Could ‘Spell Trouble’ For Home Health Care
Home Health Care News

AMA Upset PFS Cuts Not Tackled In CR, Bucshon Sees Opening When CRs Expire Jan/Feb
Inside Health Policy
 
Marketing limits could shake up Medicare Advantage market
Modern Healthcare
 
Home health patients need medication support to prevent rehospitalizations, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Older adult population will surpass younger age groups in 2029 as ‘notable shifts’ occur
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many
New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
 
When Medicare Advantage quality ratings decline, providers suffer
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare paid out $31.2B in improper payments for FY23, CMS says
Fierce Healthcare
 
The Number Of Active, Quality Home Health Agencies Continues To Dip
Home Health Care News 
 
Caregiver support programs’ long-term success depends on data, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Legislators push for broader nutrition services for chronically ill patients
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Nursing home care continues to outpace most categories of national health spending: Altarum
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 20, 2023
 
Home Health Industry Unscathed In Latest CMS Improper Payments Report
Home Health Care News 
 
Hospitals, Consumers Clash On Site-Neutral Pay Amid Uncertainty On Health Package
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS rule could prompt private equity, REITs to sell nursing homes
Modern Healthcare
 
Social determinants ‘playbook’ draws up strategies to improve HCBS effectiveness
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Government seeks provider assistance in effort to address long COVID
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The First 90 Days: What Amedisys, Bayada Have Changed To Retain New Hires
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 17, 2023
 
Christmas minus the tree: Health policy is gridlocked as Congress bolts
Axios
 
How healthcare companies are held accountable for health equity
Modern Healthcare
 
Approps SNF Staffing Block Stalls As 103 Dems Push CMS For Strong Reg
Inside Health Policy
 
How Home Health Providers Can Make Clinicians Feel Less Alone When Delivering Care
Home Health Care News
 
New Issue Brief Outlines Ways Medicare Should Support Family Caregivers
Medicare Rights Center

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 16, 2023
 
Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown, sending it to Biden to sign
Washington Post
 
House of Representatives passes bipartisan funding stopgap that punts DSH cuts, extends other healthcare programs
Fierce Healthcare
 
Operating Conditions Worsen As CMS Continues To Gaslight Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS Finalizes Nursing Facility Ownership Reporting, Transparency Reqs
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Fears Flat Funding Could Crush Survey Agencies’ SNF Oversight
Inside Health Policy
 
Permanent Medicare Telehealth Extension Sees Persistent Push
Bloomberg
 
MACPAC: Lack of definition confounds HCBS payment rate determinations
McKnight’s Home Care
 
UnitedHealth Faces Lawsuit, Media Scrutiny Over AI’s Role in Medicare Advantage Denials of Nursing Home Care
Skilled Nursing News
 
Columbia Nursing Study Demonstrates the Need for Verbal Communication Data in Home Health Care 
Columbia University School of Nursing

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
 
With Dem Votes, House Passes Two-Step CR That Includes Health Extenders
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health providers seek to protect workers from violence
Modern Healthcare
 
In-person support key to reducing loneliness and isolation, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Providers Are Beginning To Tie Clinician Compensation To Value-Based Care Success
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Faces Growing Patient Volume and Acuity
New England Journal of Medicine
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Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

 
Democrats Signal Openness to Plan to Avert Shutdown as Republicans Balk
New York Times
 
Home Health Agencies Ask Court to Scrap 2023 Medicare Pay Rule
Bloomberg
 
Home Health Providers Take Aim At CMS’ ‘Black Box’ Approach To Policymaking
Home Health Care News 

CMS’ Acute Hospital Care At Home Waiver Delivers Promising Results
Home Health Care News 

‘I Wish I Had Known That No One Was Going to Help Me’
New York Times
 
Facing Financial Run as Costs Soar for Elder Care
New York Times
 
Hidden quality statistics hinder home health discharge planning, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Avoidable Hospitalizations Less Common in Medicare Advantage, Study Finds
Health Payer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
November 13, 2023
 
Document: Speaker Mike Johnson Releases Two-Step Continuing Resolution Proposal
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare Advantage Patients Attempting To Utilize Home Health Care Are Hitting More Roadblocks
Home Health Care News

Some Home-Based Care Providers Are Expanding Service Lines, Others Are Doubling Down On Status Quo
Home Health Care News
 
'Devil is in the details' for Biden's AI strategy, but some experts are skeptical about efforts to regulate the technology
Fierce Healthcare
 
How Best Buy Will Help Mass General Brigham Scale At-Home Healthcare
mhealthintelligence
 
Regulators not walking the talk on home care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘I loved her’: Metro Detroit woman says home health care worker stole $100,000
Local 4 News (Detroit)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 10, 2023
 
Thank you, Veterans! 

MA home health beneficiaries twice as likely to face barriers to care, report finds
McKnight’s Home Care

Protect Our Care Poll: Dems Have Upper Hand On Health Policy For 2024
Inside Health Policy
 
Progressives Demand CMS Crack Down On MA In The Midst Of Open Enrollment
Inside Health Policy
 
Congressional Leaders Push Back on Medicare Advantage Nursing Home Denials, Other MA Issues
Skilled Nursing News 
 
Biden’s Plan to Bolster Nursing Home Staffing Draws Scrutiny
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 9, 2023
 
LETTER: The importance of home health care for seniors
Las Vegas Review Journal
 
Best Buy Health Partners With Mass General Brigham, Enters Into Medicare-Certified Home Health Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare Advantage rates stressing out home health providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Finance Passes Sweeping Bill As Lawmakers Tee Up Year-End Priorities
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

CMS boosts payment for home health agencies, ESRD providers
Advisory Board

*PQHH Quoted 

How Best Buy, Mass General Brigham are advancing at-home care
Modern Healthcare
Mass General Brigham PRESS RELEASE
 
Mass General Brigham taps Best Buy Health to scale up its at-home care services
Fierce Healthcare
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts To Eliminate Prior Authorization For Home Health Discharges
Home Health Care News
 
How CMS’ Goal To Enroll All Medicare Beneficiaries In ACOs Could Impact Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
‘Do The Homework’: What Home Health Providers Need To Know Before Sitting Down With Payers
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing home job losses happened three times as fast as in other sectors: JAMA
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
 
Biden administration seeks to crack down on private Medicare health plans
The Washington Post
 
CMS Proposes 2025 MA Policies; Senate Finance To Mark Up Wide-Ranging Drug Pricing, Medicare Bill; Another Stopgap Funding Bill Likely
Health Insider
 
CMS Proposes MA Broker Oversight Following Congressional Pressure
Inside Health Policy

Industry still in shock following release of home health final rule
McKnight’s Home Care

CMS Seems Intent On Sticking With Home Health Care’s Review Choice Demonstration
Home Health Care News
 
Discharge to skilled nursing facility led to higher readmission rates vs. home health care
Healio
 
Pennsylvania’s nursing home crisis is rapidly worsening, new report shows
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 6, 2023  
 
COMMENTARY: Medicare cuts threaten access to home health care across Nevada
Las Vegas Review Journal

*PQHH Oped by Jay Heiseler, Enhabit Home Health &Hospice 
 
Patient-Driven Groupings Model HHAs Look to Congress for Relief as CMS Imposes Crushing Rate Adjustment
AAPC
 
Increases in value-based payment adoption decreased family physician burnout, AAFP study finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
To Win At Recruiting, Home Care Providers Need To Better Understand Job Seekers
Home Health Care News 
 
Home health salary survey reveals lower turnover, widespread sign-on bonuses for RNs
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare cuts doctor and hospital payments
Axios
 
Bill Dombi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 3, 2023
 
CMS’ message to home health, hospice providers: Denied
McKnight’s

*PQHH Quoted
 
CMS Keeps Home Health Providers In Payment Purgatory With 2024 Final Rule, Strikes Contentious Tone With Industry
Home Health Care News

CMS rule could trigger consolidation, headaches for home healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
Home health agencies get less than a 1% payment increase
Healthcare Finance News
 
Senate Finance Draft Bill Would Partially Mitigate PFS Cuts, Extend APM Bonuses
Inside Health Policy
 
Boone Health putting focus on core service areas in shuttering of home health, hospice
Columbia Tribune
 
The Case For Home Care Providers To Double Down On Dementia Care
Home Health Care News
 
How Home Health Providers Can Play A Greater Role In Reducing ED Visits
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 2, 2023
 
PQHH HHPPS Final Rule Statement: Home Health Leaders: Final Home Health Rule Perpetuates Cuts, Doesn’t Keep Up with Rising Costs
 
CMS Finalizes Controversial HH Pay Rates, Hospice Oversight Reforms
Inside Health Policy

PQHH Quoted
 
Medicare Hikes, Then Trims, Home Health Payments for 2024
Bloomberg

NAHC & PQHH Quoted
 
CMS scraps home health Medicare pay cut, offers minor increase
Modern Healthcare

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS Finalizes 0.8% Home Health Payment Increase For 2024, Additional PDGM Cuts
Home Health Care News

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Final home health rule to give agencies 0.8% payment bump in 2024
McKnight’s Home Care

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS finalizes $140M increase to home health payments
Fierce Healthcare

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Opinion | Don’t allow cuts to Medicare’s home health care benefit
Bridge Michigan

Barry Cargill OpEd
 
CMS Final Rule Reins in 2024 Rate Reduction, But Brings Big Cuts Beyond
Home Care Magazine

NAHC Statement

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
 
Senators Call On President Biden To Help Protect Home Health Benefit
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH Quoted
 
Exchange Open Enrollment Kicks Off, Stakeholders Await Final 2024 Medicare Pay Rules
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH Mentioned
 
Biden’s EO Sets Deadlines For HHS On AI Task Force, Reg Plan, Guidance
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s executive order on AI tackles healthcare concerns; clear guidelines a ‘no-brainer,’ industry leaders say
McKnight’s Senior Living

‘No Two States Are Alike’: The Home Care Industry’s Road To Standardization
Home Health Care News

Californians who need help paying for round-the-clock home care are stuck on a state waitlist
LA Times
 
Medically Home CEO Rami Karjian talks about the growth of hospital-at-home programs
Chief Healthcare Finance
 
New CDC campaign asks health care leaders to take responsibility for reducing burnout
STAT


 
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