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Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
 
LTE: Finding care
Sun Herald (MS)

*Choose Home LTE

COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS sets COVID-19 vaccination deadlines for healthcare workers in 24 more states
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS Solidifies Vaccination Deadlines, Releases Guidance for Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News 
 
‘Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication’: Why Some Home Care Providers Are Sticking with Private Pay
Home Health Care News
 
Paid home care workers go well beyond standard duties
Cornell Chronicle
 
Pandemic worsens home health aide shortage
Greenville Recorder


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
 
CMS sets March 15 as COVID-19 vax deadline for home health staffs in 24 states
McKnight’s Home Care
 
CMS Delays Vaccine Mandate For Those Affected By SCOTUS Ruling
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS pushes deadline for vaccine mandate in 24 states
Modern Healthcare
 
MedPAC hashes out new alternative payment model strategy
Modern Healthcare
 
MedPAC: Majority of Medicare beneficiaries to be on MA by 2023, but coding issues remain rampant
Fierce Healthcare 
 
NAHC’s Bill Dombi: Horizontal Integration, Workforce Innovation to Accelerate in 2022
Home Health Care News
 
How Home Health Will Evolve in the Year Ahead
Health Payer Intelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 14, 2022
 
Nursing Homes, Home Health Marked for Medicare Cuts in 2023
Bloomberg
 
Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Mandate, Allows CMS Rule to Take Effect
Home Health Care News 
 
Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses
CNN
 
Supreme Court allows healthcare worker vaccine mandate to continue
Modern Healthcare
 
SCOTUS: CMS Vaccine Mandate Fits With HHS Mission To Protect Patient Health
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Deploys Six More Federal Medical Teams To Help Workforce Crisis
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 13, 2022
 
Providers Pressure HHS To Extend PHE Declaration Beyond Jan. 16
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospitals urge Biden, Becerra to extend emergency declarations as hospitalizations reach pandemic highs
Fierce Healthcare
 
Lawmakers press OSHA for permanent COVID-19 standard and to reinstall protections
Fierce Healthcare
 
HCAOA’s Vicki Hoak: Industry Standardization, Revenue Diversification Will Help Home Care Solidify Its Star Power
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth companies are testing the waters with taking on more risk
STAT News



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
 
Federal Health Expenditures Up 36% In 2020, Republicans Ask For Spending Details
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS: We will lean on private sector to address costs, disparities
Modern Healthcare
 
Healthcare boards lag behind on diversity, equity and inclusion goals
Modern Healthcare
 
Aging services leaders make plea for public, legislative support of BBB
McKnight’s Long Term Care News 
 
Nearly 1,300 MA Plans Offering Home-Focused Benefits for the Chronically Ill in 2022
Home Health Care News
 
How to Find Talent During the Home-Based Care Labor Shortage
Home Health Care News
 
‘We Are Making Very Bold Moves’: CVS Health Targets Home Health, Primary Care Investments
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
 
Stakeholders Push Congress To Permanently Expand Telehealth Care Options
Inside Health Policy
 
SNFs Upset CMS Allows Nursing Home Visitation During Omicron
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Homes Expected to Take Post-Acute Patients Regardless of COVID Status in Connecticut
Skilled Nursing News
 
Nursing home health care shortages, a 'crisis'
Fox 6 Now (WI)
 
NY must raise pay for home care workers
Syracuse.com
 
Mayo, Kaiser Join $110M Funding Round for Hospital-at-Home Company
mHealthIntelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 10, 2022
 
Supreme Court may let healthcare COVID-19 shot mandate move forward
Modern Healthcare
 
SCOTUS Seems Inclined To Let CMS COVID Vaccine Mandate Proceed
Inside Health Policy
 
Supreme Court Seems Skeptical on OSHA Rule, More Receptive to CMS Mandate
Home Health Care News
 
Justices Doubt OSHA’s Claim Of ‘Clear’ Statutory Basis For Vaccine ETS
Inside Health Policy
 
Pelosi Opens Door to Virus Aid in Spending Plan as Omicron Rages
Bloomberg
 
Healthcare lost jobs in December amid lackluster economy-wide gains
Modern Healthcare
 
‘Are We Tracking Outcomes?’: Home Care Providers Must Level Up to Reach Potential in 2022
Home Health Care News
 
Quality of Home Health Care Varies Between Urban, Rural Areas
Herald Review



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 7, 2022
 
Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Requirements for the Workplace
Wall Street Journal
 
Groups Weigh In Before SCOTUS Hearing On COVID Vaccine Mandate
Inside Health Policy
 
Unions go to court to get OSHA to release permanent COVID-19 protection standard
Fierce Healthcare
 
AMA pans CDC's 'confusing' COVID-19 isolation guidance, calls for negative test requirement
Fierce Healthcare
 
Location Factors Heavily into the Quality of Home Health Services Patients Receive
Home Health Care News
 
Quality of home health care differs in rural vs. urban settings
Medical Xpress
 
At-Home Geriatric Assessment: Cost-Effective Alternative to Hospital
MedScape


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 6, 2021
 
Build Back Better Byrd Bath’ On Pause Along With Negotiations
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Admin Won’t Require Boosters To Be Considered Fully Vaccinated
Inside Health Policy
 
Being ‘Up to Date’ on Covid Vaccine Now Includes a Booster, C.D.C. Says
New York Times
 
Growing Home-Based Primary Care Market Creating Risk-Sharing Opportunities for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Researchers call for family caregivers to be better incorporated into nursing home workforces
McKnight’s Long Term Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
 
Durbin, Manchin Say Build Back Better Negotiations Paused
Inside Health Policy
 
Health Affairs Study: MA Quality Bonus System Does Not Improve Quality
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden urges concern, not alarm as omicron rises
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Health Workforce Has Rebounded from Pandemic Lows, But Not Entirely
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
 
CMS Moves Forward With Vaccine Mandate As SCOTUS Argument Looms
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Team Urges Justices to Let Health-Care Jab Mandate Resume
Bloomberg
 
U.S. saw significant drop in telehealth use last year after rapid growth in 2020
Modern Healthcare
 
Congress' doctor wants 'maximal telework' amid virus surge
Modern Healthcare
 
Homecare Homebase Parent Company Hearst Strikes Deal for CellTrak
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 3, 2022
 
Spending, Tax Fights Loom for Congress After a Bustling 2021
Bloomberg 

CMS Releases Vaccine Mandate Guidance for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
CMS: Health workers in 25 states and D.C. must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 28
Fierce Healthcare
 
Op-Ed: Employers can mandate COVID vaccines. Will the Supreme Court back them up?
LA Times
 
How New York can end the home care crisis
New York Daily News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
 
Harry Reid, Senate Leader Who Guided Obama’s Agenda, Dies at 82
Bloomberg
 
Looking ahead to 2022: 12 healthcare execs offer their predictions
Fierce Healthcare
 
How to Improve Nursing Home Care
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
 
Medicare Advantage, consolidation drove healthcare insurer trends in 2021
Healthcare Finance News
 
Omicron Leaves Biden Struggling for Message as Data Rolls In
Bloomberg 

Study suggests coronavirus lingers in organs for months
The Hill
 
HHS Announces $48 Million Grant To Build Rural And Tribal Workforce
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 27, 2021
 
Supreme Court sets Jan. 7 special hearing on vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
Fierce Healthcare
 
High Court Schedules Jan 7. Oral Argument On OSHA, CMS Vaccine Mandates
Inside Health Policy
 
US sets shorter COVID-19 isolation rules for healthcare workers
Modern Healthcare
 
Value-based care evolution might take a back seat in 2022
Modern Healthcare
 
2022 forecast: 7 predictions for what lies ahead for health equity
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 23, 2021
 
Build Back Better’s Collapse Angers HCBS Stakeholders, Caregivers
Inside Health Policy
 
DOL Oversight Ramping Up, But Home Care Industry ‘Still a Little Behind’ on Compliance
Home Health Care News
 
From Higher Acuity in the Home to Pandemic-Related Surprises: 7 Under-the-Radar Stories That Shaped 2021
Home Health Care News

Build Back Better, telehealth top Congress's health agenda for 2022
Modern Healthcare

HHS Announces $48 Million Grant To Build Rural And Tribal Workforce
Inside Health Policy 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
 
The Top 10 Home Health Care News Stories of 2021
Home Health Care News

*Mentions Choose Home
 
Feeling powerless, families bring elderly home during pandemic
Modern Healthcare
 
Providers Face Vaccine Mandate Patchwork As HHS Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Injunction
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
 
In Petersburg, home health care nurses are crucial to keep people out of hospitals
Alaska Public Radio
 
OSHA Mandate Reinstated, Noncompliance Penalties to Begin in January
Home Health Care News
 
Democratic defector puts Biden's healthcare agenda at risk
Modern Healthcare
 
Stakeholders Weigh Dems’ Next Steps On Social Infrastructure
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 20, 2021
 
2022 Home Care Executive Forecast: ‘Buckle Up For A Wild Ride’
Home Health Care News
 
OSHA Mandate Reinstated, Noncompliance Penalties to Begin in January
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Promises To Provide 60-Days Notice Before Sunsetting PHE
Inside Health Policy
 
Major Health Reforms In Limbo After Manchin Pulls Plug On BBB
Inside Health Policy
 
The Vaccine Rollout Was a Success. But Events Within and Beyond Biden’s Control Stymied Progress.
Kaiser Health News
 
Omicron Variant Will Dominate in U.S. Within Weeks, Fauci Says
Bloomberg 



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 17, 2021
 
Biden Says $2 Trillion Bill Needs More Time
Wall Street Journal
 
Manchin’s Hard Line Has Democrats Scrapping to Save Biden Agenda
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Drop Year-End Push on Biden Economic Plan Amid Discord
Bloomberg
 
Home Health Providers Failing to Deliver Required Services, New Survey Suggests
Home Health Care News
 
Retail Giants Ready to Disrupt the Home-Based Care Ecosystem
Home Health Care News
 
LAN survey: 40% of health payments tied to alternative payment models in 2020
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 16, 2021
 
HHS Reopens Provider Relief Reporting Portal To Select Recipients
Inside Health Policy
 
Covid-19 Response Pushed U.S. Health Spending Past $4 Trillion
Bloomberg
 
Health spending growth more than doubled in first year of pandemic
Politico
 
Higher wages needed to attract home health care workers, county officials say
Spectrum News 1


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
 
HHS Distributes Half Of Phase 4 Provider Relief, Releases Rest In 2022
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS to distribute $9B in COVID-19 relief funds to smaller providers this week
Fierce Healthcare
 
Latest COVID-19 provider aid round poses audit risk for new mergers
Modern Healthcare
 
Supreme Court Keeps NY Vaccine Mandate Alive. Here’s What Home Health Providers Should Know.
Home Health Care News
 
Omicron is spreading faster than any other coronavirus variant
CNN



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
 
White House, Manchin Meet As Schumer Says BBB Will Be Passed By Christmas
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare urged to flex its power and slash back premium hike
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Care Transaction Volume Is ‘Unsustainable,’ Likely to Taper Off Next Year
Home Health Care News
 
Some Hospitals Drop Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates to Ease Labor Shortages
Wall Street Journal
 
Op-ed: We are facing a home health aide crisis
Bronx Times


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 13, 2021
 
Congress Grants Home Health Agencies ‘Incredibly Valuable’ Extra Time on Medicare Sequestration
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted
 
Medicare Panel Mulls Recommending Nursing Home Payment Cut
Bloomberg
 
MedPAC Commissioners Question Home Health Access Data, Industry Turnover Rates
Home Health Care News
 
Rural value-based care initiative faces funding cliff
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 10, 2021
 
Senate votes to avert Medicare cuts to providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Senate Sends Medicare Provider Relief, Sequestration Phase-In To Biden’s Desk
Inside Health Policy
 
AHA, Johns Hopkins, Athenahealth, others launch campaign to make telehealth permanent
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘This Is Not a Sustainable System’: Providers Struggle with High Contract-Labor Costs
Home Health Care News
 
CVS Health Looking to ‘Expand Home Health Services’
Home Health Care News

   

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 9, 2021
 
As Senate Negotiates Build Back Better Act, Voters View Health Measures as Its Most Important Pieces
Morning Consult
 
Senior Care Provisions Drive Support for Biden Spending Plan
Bloomberg
 
House passes legislation to avoid Medicare cuts in year-end sprint
Healthcare Dive
 
Providers Urge Lawmakers To Move On Bigger Medicare Pay Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health care workers face challenges with their own health
Medical Xpress
 
New Data Highlights Growing Gap Between Home Health Referrals, Agency Acceptance Rates
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
 
Independence at Home payment model didn't yield significant savings, quality results for Medicare: study
Fierce Healthcare
 
House Passes Bill To Phase In Medicare Sequester, Ease Some Provider Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
House votes to avert looming Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Care Jobs Are Taking Over the Long-Term Care Workforce
Home Health Care News
 
Senior Care Groups Urge Senate to Pass Build Back Better ‘Without Shaving Off $1’
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
 
House Slated To Vote On Medicare Cuts, PAY-GO Bills Wednesday
Inside Health Policy
 
At-home primary care demo hasn't saved Medicare money, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
COVID-Waivers Of Medicare Post-Acute Rules Increased Capacity But Should Not Become Permanent
Health Affairs
 
Nursing Home Workforce Falls as Home Care Labor Pool is on the Rise
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 6, 2021
 
My Turn: NH’s seniors deserve the option, and ability, to choose home-based care
Concord Monitor

*Choose Home OpEd
 
HHS: Telehealth use in Medicare increased 63-fold last year with behavioral health increasing the most
Fierce Healthcare
 
Telehealth Visits in Medicare Soar Amid Eased Restrictions
Bloomberg
 
Greater use of unpaid post-acute caregivers raises questions about shift to home care: study
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Opinion: What Biden's plan to boost home care services means for the disability community
Detroit Free Press



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 3, 2021
 
Senate Clears Stopgap Government Spending, Averting Shutdown
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Seek To Avert Sequester, Left Out Of CR, Before Year’s End
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers Upset CR Would Last Until Feb. 18 Without Tackling Sequester
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospitals, Health Providers Raise Alarms as Medicare Cuts Await
Bloomberg
 
Providers slam House for not delaying nearly 10% Medicare payment cuts in must-pass spending deal
Fierce Healthcare
 
Is it permanent? SNF pressures mount even as providers try to recover from COVID-19, financial instability
McKnight’s Senior Living

*Choose Home mentioned
 
The 4 Forces Shaping Home Health Care in 2022
Home Health Care News

 *Choose Home mentioned


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 2, 2022
 
Senior Aide: Dems Looking To Avoid Medicare Sequester Cuts Before 2022
Inside Health Policy
 
7 policies in Biden’s spending plan aimed at health equity
STAT News
 
U.S. Urges COVID Boosters, But Has Yet To Require For Full Vaccination
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst’: How Providers Should Plan Around the CMS Mandate Freeze
Home Health Care News
 
CMMI drops program on improving care for the seriously ill
Modern Healthcare
 
What Home Care Employers Can Learn from Walmart, Amazon
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
 
Survey: Many employers rolling out vaccine mandates despite ongoing legal challenges
Fierce Healthcare
 
LA Judge Puts CMS’ COVID-19 Mandate On Hold Nationwide As Admin Appeals MO Judge’s Order
Inside Health Policy
 
Federal judge blocks healthcare worker vaccine mandate nationwide
Modern Healthcare
 
Part B Home Health Episodes Increased Dramatically in 2020
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Is Becoming a Bigger Home Health Payer, But Fundamental Challenges Remain
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Lawmakers Worry Nurse Staffing Agencies Hike Costs, Anticompetitive
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s Allies Ruffle Senate Feathers With Speedy Work on Bills
Bloomberg
 
‘Be Vigilant’: What In-Home Care Providers Should Know About the Omicron Variant
Home Health Care News
 
CDC Says All 18-Plus ‘Should’ Get COVID-19 Boosters Due To Omicron
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Vaccine Mandate Blocked in 10 States
Home Health Care News 
 
Shortage Of Home Health Aides Leaves Pennsylvania Families Desperate For Care
CBS Pittsburgh



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 29, 2021
 
Labor shortages impacting care for patients with disabilities. Here's how some organizations are tackling the problem
Fierce Healthcare
 
HHS warns of increasing zero-day attacks in healthcare
Fierce Healthcare
 
Report: Caregiver Support Can Lower the Risk of a Prolonged Nursing Home Stay
Home Health Care News 
 
Senior living, home most frequent destinations after hospital discharge of Medicare beneficiaries
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Humana Finds That 20% of Medicare Advantage Expenditures Can Be Addressed Via Home Care Services
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
 
For Senior Living Providers, Launching Home Care Service Lines is Means for Growth and Survival
Home Health Care News 
 
HHS Releases Rural Provider Relief, But Fight Continues Over Remainder
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS awards $7.5 billion in COVID-19 aid to rural providers
Modern Healthcare 

When the eye on older patients is a camera
Modern Healthcare
 
Private-equity-acquired nursing homes have worse resident outcomes, higher Medicare costs, study finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Why HMEs Should Know PDGM
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
 
Medicaid Directors Cautiously Prepare For PHE To Expire In January
Inside Health Policy
 
Harris announces $1.5B investment in health care workforce
Associated Press
 
White House opens up $1.5 billion for health workforce programs
Modern Healthcare
 
Expanding Medicare's hearing, vision coverage could reduce health inequities
Modern Healthcare
 
State lawmakers spotlight home health gaps for frail seniors
Niagara Gazette
 
Without home care, I wouldn’t be completing my bachelor’s degree
Arizona Capitol Times
 
How Leaders Can Offer Financial Support To Home Care Workers
Forbes


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 22, 2021
 
Letter: Choose home care
New Haven Register

*Choose Home LTE
 
Home Health Agencies Are Making a Mark on the US Economy
Home Health Care News
 
‘Crawl, Walk, Run’: Health Systems Are Figuring Out Hospital at Home Now, Worrying About Reimbursement Later
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Advocates Celebrate Build Back Better Plan’s House Passage, Urge Senate to Follow Suit
Home Health Care News
 
With CBO Scores In Hand, House Passes BBB Bill With Historic Health Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
AHCA To Senate: Strip Nursing Home Workforce Provisions In House BBB
Inside Health Policy
 
House-passed bill would mandate some staffing changes
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 19, 2021
 
Cuellar speaks on Choose Home Care Act and border updates
Laredo Morning Times
 
Reps push for more care in home
HME News 
 
Dozens of health groups urge businesses to voluntarily adopt Biden’s vaccine rule
Washington Post
 
New York recovers $19M in unpaid wages for home health aides
Modern Healthcare
 
In-Home Support Services Becoming Top Medicare Advantage Benefit
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips Thursday, November 18, 2021   Nursing Homes Say Closures Loom if Spending Bill Becomes Law Bloomberg   Biden Vaccine Rule Faces Political Test as GOP Forces Vote Bloomberg   OSHA Stops Enforcing Vaccine Mandate, To Issue Vaccine Exemption Guide If Courts Lift Implementation Hold Inside Health Policy   GAO: Fewer providers in rural, underserved areas join advanced alternative payment models Fierce Healthcare   14% of MA Plans Will Offer Primarily Health-Related In-Home Support Services in 2022 Home Health Care News    Health Care Renovation New York Times


Home Health Media Clips Wednesday, November 17, 2021   New Cures 2.0 bill extends key telehealth flexibilities, hastens CMS approval of medical devices Fierce Healthcare   DeGette, Upton Aim To Fast-Track Cures 2.0, Might Not Meet Year-End Goal Inside Health Policy   GOP-majority court chosen to consider Biden vaccine mandate Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips Tuesday, November 16, 2021   It's time to give Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity and choice of recovery in the home The Hill *Cuellar-Comer Op-Ed   Inside the Home Health Industry’s Choose Home Lobbying Push Home Health Care News *PQHH Quoted   Home Health Improper Payments Increased to $1.84 Billion in 2021 Home Health Care News   Medicaid, Medicare Overpaid Billions of Dollars, Report Finds Bloomberg Cures 2.0 Sets Up Medicare Telehealth, Device Coverage Expansions Inside Health Policy   Biden signs infrastructure bill, promoting benefits for Americans. New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 15, 2021
 
Support A ‘Choose Home’ Option For Seniors
Centre Daily Times

*Choose Home LTE
 
Brooks-LaSure Rejects Concerns Vaccine Mandate Harms Workforce
Inside Health Policy
 
House Eyes Vote on Biden Agenda as Slowdown Looms in Senate
Bloomberg 

Health Care System Can’t Afford to Make Blockbuster’s ‘Netflix Mistake’ with In-Home Care
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 12, 2021
 
States File Lawsuit Targeting CMS Vaccine Mandate, Cite ‘Alarming Shortage of Health Care Workers’
Home Health Care News
 
‘We Don’t Fix This Because We Just Don’t Care About Old People’
Politico
 
Families struggling to provide home health care would get a boost in the Democrats’ spending bill, but advocates say it’s not enough
Boston Globe
 
‘Nurses Are Horrified’: Hospital-at-Home Programs Taking Flak, But Model’s Long-Term Growth Is Undeniable
Home Health Care News

Democrats Race to Rack Up Accomplishments Before Campaign Starts
Bloomberg 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
 
Lawmakers should approve Choose Home Care Act
Sentinel & Enterprise

*Choose Home LTE
 
CBO Director: Reconciliation Score Underway, Parts Coming This Week
Inside Health Policy
 
How Home-Based Care Agencies are Boosting Staff Applications by 72%
Home Health Care News
 
Pennsylvania's home care program has big problems, advocates say
Modern Healthcare 



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
 
Medicare beneficiaries must have the option to recover safely at home
The Hill

*PQHH/NAHC Choose Home Op-Ed

Little-Noticed Tweaks To BBB Include An Additional Year Of Hearing Benefits
Inside Health Policy
 
New PDGM Adjustments Make It Tougher to Reach ‘Medium’ or ‘High’ Functional-Impairment Levels
Home Health Care News
 
‘Layer Upon Layer of Regulation’: Breaking Down the CMS Vaccination Mandate
Home Health Care News 
 
Health Worker Vaccine Mandate Expected to Withstand Challenges
Bloomberg
 
MedPAC looks for ways to give ACOs better savings
Modern Healthcare
 
Report: Medicare would save $8 billion per year with better hospital cost efficiency
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 8, 2021
 
Lawmakers should approve Choose Home Care Act
Lowell Sun (MA)

*Choose Home LTE
 
Home care advocates, those needing services say Build Back Better funding ‘critically important’ for industry
NBC News
 
Final Rule Gives Home Health Agencies Breathing Room for HHVBP, Medicare Sequestration
Home Health Care News 
 
Dems’ Major Health Reforms Face More Uncertainties As Pelosi Delays Vote, Senate Path Unclear
Inside Health Policy
 
House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote
Modern Healthcare
 
House Republicans vow fight over CMS vaccine rule
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 4, 2021
 
Home health sector glad CMS didn't finalize pay adjustment method
Modern Healthcare

* PQHH & NAHC Quoted

SNF-to-Home Care Gaps Still Prevalent, Likely Magnified During COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
Covid Vaccination Mandated for 17 Million Health-Care Workers
Bloomberg Government 

Infrastructure, spending bills could see House vote Friday as Democrats push ahead
Washington Post


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 4, 2021
 
Home health gets pay boost in rule stressing value over volume
Healthcare Finance News

*PQHH Quoted 

Letter: Seniors should have the option to choose home
Standard-Examiner

*Choose Home LTE

CMS Releases Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare, Medicaid Providers
Home Health Care News
 
CMS requires COVID vaccines for healthcare staff by Jan. 4
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing Home Reporting Woes to Collide With Vaccine Mandate
Bloomberg Government


Home Health Media Clips
November 3, 2021
 
CMS Finalizes Home Health Value-Based Purchasing, Doesn’t Change Behavioral Adjustment
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS Finalizes Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Expansion, 3.2% Rate Increase
Home Health Care News

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS to boost pay for home health, hospital outpatient services
Modern Healthcare
 
Outpatient Services, Home Health to See Medicare Payment Boost
Bloomberg Government

BREAKING: CMS finalizes therapy pay cuts in 2022 Physician Pay Rule, and extends COVID reporting period
McKnight’s



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
 
Aging Matters: Home Care Policy and Compassion
WPTF Aging Matters Radio Show
 
Final 2022 Medicare Home Health Rule OK’d for Publication
Bloomberg
 
Health-Care Worker Vaccine Mandate Rule OK’d for Publication
Bloomberg
 
Manchin Slams Brakes on Biden Plan, Chides Progressives
Bloomberg
 
With Policies Still In Flux, Manchin Says He Won’t Support Reconciliation Package Until He Understands Full Scope
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Promised to Fix Home Care for Seniors. Much More Help May Be Needed.
New York Times
 
Hundreds of organizations ask governors to extend telehealth waivers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
November 1, 2021
 
Evan Reinhardt: Support Sen. Young’s bill to expand home care options
Indianapolis Business Journal

*Choose Home OpEd
 

Democrats’ Slimmer Home Health Care Plan Hinges on State Uptake
Bloomberg
 
House Democrats Eye Tuesday Votes on Biden Plan, Infrastructure
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Close In On Medicare Negotiation Deal After Weekend Of Intense Talks
Inside Health Policy
 
What healthcare items are in—and out—of Biden's domestic policy plan
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 28, 2021
 
Biden crafts new spending package aimed at attracting all Democrats
The Washington Post
 
Pelosi Moves Reconciliation To Rules, Says Progress On Coverage Gap But Medicare Expansion Unclear
Inside Health Policy 

Health-Care Agenda Consensus Eludes Democrats Facing Crunch Time
Bloomberg
 
Hospitals Urge OMB To Offer Flexibility In Vaccine Mandate Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Home Staff Shortages Linger as Vaccine Mandate Looms
Bloomberg
 
Home Care Patients with Language Barriers at Higher Risk for Rehospitalization
NYU


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
 
Give American Seniors the Option to Choose Home After a Hospital Discharge
Chief Healthcare Executive

*Choose Home Op-Ed 

Growth Post-Pandemic: How Home-Based Care can Diversify
Home Health Care News 
 
Pelosi Says Decision Day On Reconciliation, As GA Sens. Keep Fighting For Medicaid Gap Fix, Sanders Eyes MA Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden's $400B plan to overhaul home care is 'more of a repair effort than a new direction'
WBFO (NPR)
 
Sanders draws red lines on Medicare expansion, drug pricing plan in spending bill
The Hill


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
 
Moody's: Hospitals, staffing agencies shouldering the labor shortage while insurers are largely immune
Fierce Healthcare
 
Additional Medicare, Medicaid benefits may be whittled or cut as Democrats woo moderates
The Washington Post         
 
Democrats Mull Dropping Expanded Medicare, Medicaid in Unity Bid
Bloomberg Government
 
Federal court rules against nursing homes in COVID-19 cases
Modern Healthcare
 
ACOs need screening tools and new quality bonuses to help address health equity, NAACOS says
Fierce Healthcare
 
OSHA Cracking Down on Workplace Violence Against Home-Based Care Workers
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 25, 2021
 
Biden doubts Medicare benefits expansion could make it into infrastructure package
Fierce Healthcare
 
Beyond going neutral: Addressing healthcare's supply chain poses the next big environmental challenge
Modern Healthcare
 
Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge HHS to Soften Medicare Payment Cuts
Bloomberg 

Increasing Supply Fueling Home Health, Home Care Transactions
Home Health Care News
 
Why Kaiser Permanente Wants to Be Known for Home Care
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 22, 2022

LHC Group CEO Keith Myers: Choose Home Winning Capitol Hill Support, But SNF Stakeholders Still Need Convincing
Home Health Care News 
 
Blum: CMS Prepping To Quickly Operationalize Reconciliation Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Assisted Living Facilities Ramp Up Campaign For Provider Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Pandemic boosts ‘hospital home care’ model
Boston 25 News
 
‘Mass exodus’: Home health care heavily impacted by state vaccine mandates
Rochester First
 
CMS Launches ‘One-Stop Shop’ for States’ HCBS Investment Plans
Home Health Care News
 
New CMS Webpage for Innovative Home- & Community-Based Services
Home Care Magazine 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 21, 2021
 
Nursing Homes Fear Financial Blow From Expanded Home Care Bill
Bloomberg

*PQHH Quoted
 
CMS Hopes to Support Home-Based Care with More Payment, Regulatory Flexibilities
Home Health Care News
 
Reconciliation Outline Emerges But Key Details Unclear
Inside Health Policy
 
CBO Scores Key Pieces Of House Reconciliation Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
CMMI official pushes for more participation in value-based care models
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare, Medicaid Innovation Center Charts New 10-Year Course
Bloomberg 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
 
Comer: Bill would expand home recovery for Medicare patients
Columbia Magazine

*Choose Home coverage
 
Women Workers Benefit Most From Home Care Funds in Biden Bill
Bloomberg Government
 
Democrats Move to Break Stalemate on Biden Plan by Scaling Back
Bloomberg Government
 
Biden tells Democrats that package of up to $1.9 trillion should be new target of talks
Washington Post
 
Provider Relief Fund reporting will continue after the public health emergency
Modern Healthcare
 
CBO: Democrats' infrastructure bill would expand coverage to nearly 4M uninsured
Fierce Healthcare 
 
Waiting on U.S. Mandate, Some Nursing Homes Are Slow to Vaccinate Staff
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
 
CMS Getting Closer to Vaccination Guidance for Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare-Medicaid Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Biden's $400B plan to overhaul home care is 'more of a repair effort than a new direction'
Democrat & Chronicle
 
Expect a permanent boost to healthcare wages, experts say
Modern Healthcare
 
Unionization could help home health care workers, experts say
Detroit Free Press


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 18, 2021
 
1 in 5 Adults Needs Ongoing Support for Activities of Daily Living
Home Health Care News
 
Long-term care needs long-term solutions
Modern Healthcare
 
Eshoo Bill Would Set Up ARPA-H Within HHS Instead Of NIH, Provide $3B
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 15, 2021
 
The $8.3B ‘avoidable ED visit’ disease has a cure: Choose Home
McKnight's Home Care

*Choose Home Op-ed
 
US Reps in House Introduce Choose Home Care Act of 2021
Rehab Management

*Quotes PQHH
 
Health Care Executives Share Provocative Takes on the Future of Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente recruit 11 health system partners for new hospital-at-home advocacy coalition
Fierce Healthcare

Most post-acute Medicare recipients with dementia sent to SNFs despite payment changes: study
McKnight's Long-Term Care News

'Caregiving crisis:' New York bill to increase home care worker wages hits regulatory snag
Democrat & Chronicle

4 ways patients might benefit from in-home health care
Click On Detroit 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 14, 2021
 
Millions of Workers Lost Their Jobs During the Pandemic. An ‘Immeasurably Small’ Number Turned to Caregiving.
Home Health Care News
 
Entry-level workers rejected jobs in home health, nursing homes during pandemic
Modern Healthcare
 
Infection Control, Cultural Competency and Dementia Education: Top Home Care Training Trends in 2021
Home Health Care News
 
Better Value-Based Care Means Fewer Nursing Homes, Summit Eldercare VP Says
Skilled Nursing News

BGOV OnPoint: Vaccine Mandates Spur Pushback
Bloomberg Government 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
 
Pelosi: Reconciliation Bill Likely Will Fund Policies For Shorter Periods
Inside Health Policy
 
HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Progressives Press for Medicare Benefits
Bloomberg Government
 
Risky Medicare Patients Are Lucrative, and Insurers Love Them
Bloomberg Government
 
Best Buy Acquires At-Home Care Tech Platform Current Health
Home Health Care News

Best Buy ramps up focus on home health care by acquiring Current Health
Fierce Healthcare

Why Minnesota’s Largest Medicare Advantage Provider Is Investing in Lifespark
Home Health Care News

Home healthcare agencies already feeling impact of vaccine mandate
Local SYR

Home Care Workers Lose Paid COVID Sick Time
CT News Junkie

Home care workers rally for higher pay
Spectrum News 1 


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
 
Cong. Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Allow Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Texas Insider

*Quotes PQHH
 
Providers applaud new Choose Home Care Act legislation in House
McKnight's Senior Living

*Quotes PQHH
 
5 Questions With Health Care Activist Ady Barkan
Home Care Magazine

*Choose Home Care Act 
 
Comer, Cuellar Introduce Bipartisan Bill Expanding Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Congressman Comer

*Choose Home Care Act 

HCBS Funding Level Depends On Top-line But Advocates Continue Push
Inside Health Policy

‘The Waiver Program Is Tough’: Issues with the CMS Hospital-at-Home Program
Home Health Care News

More Than 30,000 Home Care Workers Fail to Meet New York Vaccination Deadline
Home Health Care News

She’s desperate to get home care for her mom. In Maryland, 21,000 are on the wait list.
Washington Post 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 11, 2021
 
Landmark Choose Home Bill Introduced in the House
Home Health Care News

*Quotes PQHH
 
Choose Home Care Act Introduced in House
Home Care Magazine

*Quotes PQHH
 
Shift to Home May Be Coming for SNFs as Choose Home Bill Introduced in the House
Skilled Nursing News

*Quotes PQHH
 
Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill Allowing Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Texas Border Business
 
Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill Allowing Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Congressman Cuellar

Healthcare advocates fight to keep home care funding in Biden 'Build Back Better' plan
NBC News

Senator Bob Casey: Nation Is ‘Long Overdue for an Investment in Caregiving’
Home Health Care News

How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides
New York Times

Over 30,000 home health care workers miss vaccination deadline in New York
The Hill

‘It’s a Huge Advantage’: How Georgetown Home Care Became 100% Vaccinated
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 8, 2021
 
‘Consumer Driven’ Choose Home Bill Could Pull 35% of Patients Away from SNFs
Skilled Nursing News

*Choose Home Care Act
 
How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides
New York Times
 
Offering telehealth can be expensive for small providers, experts tell Senate
Modern Healthcare
 
New data show Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had lower hospitalization, mortality rates for COVID-19
Fierce Healthcare
 
Rep. Ruiz: COVID-19 underscored fragility of medical workforce
Axios


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 7, 2021
 
Pandemic, Worker Shortage Pose Major Challenges to Long-Term Care Industry
Morning Consult
 
Providers Prep For Tough Competition Over Next Relief Distribution
Inside Health Policy
 
Dems To Extend Debt Limit Short-Term, Manchin V. Sanders Goes Public
Inside Health Policy
 
AHA asks Congress to stop looming Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
Former CMS Chief Seema Verma: Government Programs Must Keep Pace with Home-Based Care Innovation
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Aides In D.C. Struggle To Afford Training And Make Ends Meet
DCist


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
 
OIG Reports on Home Health Agency Infection Control Audit
Home Care Magazine 

Health-Care Cost Increases Are Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Bloomberg Government 
 
Nursing homes on brink as vaccine mandate may worsen staffing crisis
Modern Healthcare
 
Employers expect health costs to rise by 5% in 2022
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMMI director hints at shift away from payment models for every episode of care, specialties
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
 
Reconciliation, Infrastructure Deadline Gets Pushed To Month’s End
Inside Health Policy
 
Home-Based Care Providers Face Major Losses Ahead of Vaccine Mandates
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth use is surging but patient satisfaction with the service has declined, new study finds
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 1, 2021
 
Manchin’s $1.5T Leaves Stakeholders Scrambling To Protect Health Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
UnityPoint Health, Henry Ford Health System expand SNF- and hospital-at-home care services with new partnerships
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS official: Don't expect a lot of fully risk-based payment models going forward
Fierce Healthcare
 
Non-rural providers can qualify for American Rescue Plan's $8.5 billion rural fund
Modern Healthcaare
 
With Philly vaccination deadline nearing, thousands of home health care workers have yet to get shot
Philadelphia Inquirer


 
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