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Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 22, 2021
 
Biden uses executive orders to address COVID-19, other health care issues
Roll Call
 
Biden’s National COVID-19 Strategy, Exec Orders Aim To Boost Providers
Inside Health Policy
 
White House Lays Out New National COVID-19 Testing Strategy
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare ACO participants fell in 2021
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Health Transaction Numbers Continue to Climb
Home Health Care News
 
Study: Considering older patients’ care preferences affects their care use
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 21, 2020
 
Biden Admin Begins Massive Review, Reversal Of Trump Admin Regs, EOs
Inside Health Policy
 
Last-Minute Flurry of Health Rules Subject to Biden 60-Day Pause
Bloomberg 

Biden is set to block dozens of Trump’s last-minute health regulations
STAT News
 
Norris Cochran Named Acting HHS Head as Becerra Awaits Hearing
Bloomberg 

Elizabeth Richter will serve as acting CMS administrator
Modern Healthcare
 
What President Joe Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ Means for Home Care Operators
Home Health Care News
 
3 Keys to Combating Nurse Burnout in Home Health Care
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
 
Home Health Therapy Utilization Increased Under PDGM, New Data Suggests
Home Health Care News
 
MedPAC Draft Proposals Cut SNF, Home Health And Hospice Payments
Bloomberg
 
5 ways Biden plans to reset health care after Trump
CNN
 
Pallone, Wyden: Verma’s 11-Hour Bid To Protect 1115 Demos Is Illegal
Inside Health Policy
 
AHIP slams CMS final rule aimed at streamlining prior authorization
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
 
Investing More Heavily in Home-Based Senior Care Shouldn’t Mean ‘Abolishing Nursing Homes’
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Delays Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements in Response to Updated Utilization Guidelines
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Delays Providers’ Deadline To Report Relief Expenditures
Inside Health Policy
 
Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Adds Four Democrats
Inside Health Policy
 
Verma Resigns -- Touts Transparency, MA, Part D, Medicaid Reforms As Legacy
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Outlines Plan for Bigger Federal Role in Covid-19 Vaccinations
Wall Street Journal
 
C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid-19 Cases
New York Times
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults Part 3; Some Progress!!
Medium
 
Kentucky bill would set training standards for home health agencies
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 15, 2021
 
Post-Acute, Long-Term Care Groups Float Policy Priorities For Biden Team
Inside Health Policy
 
Slim Medicare Payment Rate Increase Recommended for Hospitals
Bloomberg
 
Biden requests $415 billion from Congress to ramp up the country’s Covid-19 response
STAT News 
 
Biden COVID-19 Relief Plan Hikes Vaccinations, Tests, Plan Coverage
Inside Health Policy
 
Certificate of Need Markets Can Mean Big Business for Home Health Buyers, But Opportunities Are Growing Scarce
Home Health Care News
 
DOL Guidance Could Lead to More Home Care Companies Providing Live-In Services
Home Health Care News
 
AARP: 10 ways to improve nursing home care
Becker’s Hospital Review


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 14, 2021
 
Wyden Lays Out Finance Committee Priorities
Inside Health Policy
 
AMA Slams Federal COVID-19 Response As CMS Touts Successes
Inside Health Policy
 
Amid last minute changes and funding shortfalls, Biden adviser predicts a slow start to the ‘100 million vaccines in 100 days’ goal
STAT
 
U.S. Budget Deficit Widened 61% in Quarter on Covid-19 Spending
Bloomberg 
 
Consolidation Accelerates as Home Health Operators Crash from Stimulus ‘Sugar High’
Home Health Care News 
 
Top Home Health, Home Care Legal Concerns for 2021
Home Health Care News
 
Bill would set training standards for home health agencies
Messenger Inquirer (KY)
 
Most Next Gen ACOs achieved bonuses in 2019
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
 
CMS To Expand Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model in 2022
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH Quoted
 
National Expansion of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Estimated to Create $6.3B in Savings
Home Health Care News
 
CMS to Expand Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model
RevCycleIntelligence
 
Pressure is building for a coordinated federal COVID-19 response.
Fierce Healthcare 
 
Biden Aims for Deal With Republicans on Covid Relief Package
Bloomberg
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults Part 2
Medium


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
 
59% of Health Care CFOs See Home Care as Key Investment Area
Home Health Care News
 
Azar Criticizes Biden’s Plan To Release Reserve Of Vaccine Doses
Inside Health Policy
 
Lobbyists Anticipating Compromise From Narrowly Divided Congress
Bloomberg
 
Feds to Invest $8 Million in Broadband for Telehealth Access
Bloomberg Government
 
U.S. ramps up vaccinations to get doses to more Americans
Modern Healthcare
 
Crossing the threshold: violence against home visiting nurses
STAT


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 11, 2021
 
HHS Announces Plans to Expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model
Home Health Care News
 
In major move, HHS to expand Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
COVID-19 Has Affected Home Health Therapy Utilization in Multiple Ways
Home Health Care News 
 
Azar Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Inside Health Policy
 
Even With Senate Control, Democrats Will Need Buy-In From GOP on Key Health Priorities
Kaiser Health News
 
Verma Saddles Biden CMS With New Procedures For Axing 1115 Demos
Inside Health Policy
 
New York Moves Up COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility for Home Care, Hospice Workers
Home Health Care News 
 
‘I’m very happy to be here’: Hundreds of home health workers get vaccinated at Convention Center
WHYY


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 8, 2021
 
Home care expected to be ‘high on health reform agenda’ under Biden administration
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
HHS finalizes rule that mandates exhaustive review of older regulations
Fierce Healthcare
 
Senate Victory Gives Democrats Hope for Narrow Health Wins
Bloomberg
 
Covid-19 Vaccines Remain Elusive for Many Doctors, Health Care Workers
Wall Street Journal
 
Home health employers may not need to compensate workers for travel time, extended shifts in some cases: DOL
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
After trial and error, providers weigh virtual care offerings to fit post-COVID-19 needs
Healthcare Dive 

Senior Housing Occupancy Hits Record Low, Suggesting More Tailwinds for ‘Aging-in-Place’ Providers
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips 
Thursday, January 7, 2021
 
Biden Administration Pressed To Revamp CMS Demos, Make Admin Changes To Medicare In 2021
Inside Health Policy
 
With New Majority, Here’s What Democrats Can (and Can’t) Do on Health Care
New York Times
 
3 health care policy predictions now that Democrats have won control of the Senate
Vox
 
HHS to distribute $22 billion to aid COVID-19 testing, vaccination
Modern Healthcare
 
New Direct-Contracting Options Raise Concerns with Some Value-Based Care Veterans
Home Health Care News 
 
Opinion: Home-based health care is vital during the pandemic and beyond; let’s support it
Colorado Sun
 
Occupational Therapists Can Now Open Home Health Cases
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
 
Plans, Providers Raise Concerns With CMS’ Prior Authorization Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers want more time to understand prior authorization changes
Modern Healthcare 

Fauci: U.S. could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day
Modern Healthcare
 
Caregiver support during post-acute care transitions critical to outcomes for assisted living residents: study
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Home Care Workers Get Vaccine Prioritization in LA County, Setting Off Potential Domino Effect
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
 
CMS Approves 5 More Hospitals for Hospital-at-Home Initiative, Raising Total to 56
Home Health Care News
 
Regulatory Reform, Quality of Life: The Top Nursing Home Trends of 2021
Skilled Nursing News
 
Faced with twin COVID diagnoses, in-home care provider and her centenarian client moved in together
MPR News
 
Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?
Kaiser Health News
 
New coronavirus variants could lead to a surge. The vaccine rollout is more urgent than ever.
Washington Post - Editorial Board


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 4, 2021
 
MA Beneficiaries See Nearly 20% Fewer Home Health Days Than Traditional Medicare Peers
Home Health Care News
 
Cost of long-term and at-home care continues to rise, affected by COVID
Daily Progress
 
5 Post-Acute Care Industry Trends to Watch in 2021
HIT Consultant
 
Race to vaccinate millions in U.S. off to slow, messy start
Modern Healthcare
 
5 trends that will shape healthcare in 2021
MedCity News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
 

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$1.4 Trillion Spending Package Extends Sequestration Holiday, Grants Home Health OTs More
Home Health Care News
 
New White House guidance grants audit extension for COVID relief funds
Modern Healthcare
 
Year-End Bill Tackles Medicare Rural Health, GME, Oxygen Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
Massachusetts home health agency to pay $10B to settle false claims charges
Becker’s Hospital Review


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
 
Lawmakers To Mitigate Medicare Cuts, Hold Off Sequester 3 Months
Inside Health Policy
 
Surprise Billing Deal Included In Omnibus With Provider-Friendly Changes
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress to ban surprise bills, include provider grant fix in year-end deal
Modern Healthcare
 
Doctors Win Reprieve in Relief Bill Deal From Medicare Pay Cuts
Bloomberg
 
Beyond the Pandemic: 9 Overlooked Stories from 2020
Home Health Care News
 
Providers Scramble to Figure Out EVV as Implementation Date Inches Closer
Home Health Care News 
 
Home care workers, although a top priority group for COVID-19 vaccines, continue to wonder and wait
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 21, 2020
  
Hill leaders reach $900 billion Covid relief deal in breakthrough following partisan disputes
CNN

‘Surprise’ Medical Bills Poised for a Fix in Congress Today
Bloomberg Government 

NAHC, NHPCO, Others Release Vaccine Guidance for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 Shocks The US Health Sector: A Review Of Early Economic Impacts
Health Affairs Blog


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 18, 2020
 
HHS Reimburses 88% Of Provider Revenue Losses In Latest COVID Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health workers are a top priority to get COVID-19 vaccines, but don’t know when or where
Philadephia Inquirer
 
Home care hoping to receive portion of latest federal relief payout
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Healthcare spending growth holds steady in 2019, despite jump in hospital spending
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 17, 2020
 
National Home Health Spending Reaches All-Time High of $113.5 Billion
Home Health Care News 
 
Healthcare spending growth holds steady in 2019, despite jump in hospital spending
Modern Healthcare
 
U.S. Health Spending in 2019 Stabilized but Outpaced Inflation
Bloomberg
 
McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal
The Hill 
 
Two-thirds of nursing homes risk closure in 2021, survey shows
Modern Healthcare
 
Digital pathways poised to reshape healthcare continuum in 2021
Modern Healthcare
 
Disease-Specific Training for Home-Based Care Workers Can Improve Staffing, Boost Quality
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
 
Hill leaders near deal on long-awaited Covid relief plan
CNN.com
 
McConnell and Schumer say they hope to strike a Covid aid deal ‘soon’
CNBC
 
Insurers, providers prepare for COVID-19 vaccine administration costs
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing Homes Press Governors To Distribute Vaccines By March 1
Inside Health Policy
 
This Is the Health System That Biden Inherits From Trump
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
 

Docs Cheer Medicare's OK to Off-Site Hospital Care
MedPage Today
 
Lawmakers Divided On Liability Policy In Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Feds: 100 million Americans to be fully immunized from COVID-19 by April
Modern Healthcare 

'Relieved': U.S. health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine
Modern Healthcare (AP)
 
Home Health Executive Forecast for 2021: Reserving a Seat at the Big Kids’ Table
Home Health Care News 

Home-Based Primary Care for Seniors Threatened by Double-Digit Medicare Payment Cuts
PR Newswire 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 14, 2020
 
Insurance industry responds to home health care growth
Crains Detroit Business
 
Mississippi’s home health regulations draws fire in federal lawsuit
McKnight’s Senior Care
 
Lawmakers need to prioritize Medicaid reimbursements for home health care
Richmond.com
 
Aging Expert Bob Kramer: Hospitals ‘Forced to Face the Fact People Don’t Want to Go There’
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 11, 2020
 
Hospitals, long-term care providers jockey for doses to the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine
Modern Healthcare
 
COVID-19 boosts demand for home health care
Colorado Springs Business Journal
 
Another COVID-19 Effect: Hospital-At-Home Care Is Starting To Pick Up
Colorado Public Radio
 
CMS makes some telehealth services permanent after COVID-19
Healio
 
CMS Unveils Rule To Streamline, Quicken Prior Authorization Decisions
Inside Health Policy 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 10, 2020
 
Bipartisan COVID-19 relief framework includes $35 billion in provider grants
Modern Healthcare
 
House Passes Funding Extension As Year-End Bill Negotiations Continue
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Allows Telehealth Services Across State Lines Via PREP Act
Inside Health Policy
 
Doctors Build Bipartisan Support for Blocking Medicare Pay Cuts
Bloomberg
 
Healthcare was the hardest hit by supply shortages across all U.S. industries
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
 
NAHC Asks Congress to Include Homecare in COVID-19 Relief
Home Care Magazine
 
Biden’s First 100 Days Plan: Mask Mandate, Vaccines, Opening Schools
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Introduces Health Team Led by Becerra, Covid Coordinators
Bloomberg
 
New report underscores the need to implement home care in all pandemic planning
News-Medical 

McConnell backs down on 'red line' of COVID-19 liability protections
Modern Healthcare
 
How Home-Based Palliative Care Teams Help See the Big Picture
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
 
House Bill Looks to Keep Medicare Sequestration ‘Holiday’ in Place for Home Health Agencies, Others
Home Health Care News
 
Nursing Homes, Home Health Urge MedPAC To Rethink Draft Pay Recs
Inside Health Policy
 
McConnell Calls For Extra Week To Fund Gov., Work On COVID-19 Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Trump To Sign Order Putting Americans At Front Of Vaccine Line
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health clients feeling physical, mental health effects of pandemic
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Chains growing in importance in home health: research
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
‘We’re Just Regular People’: Home Health Care Workers Looking For Relief
CBS Denver 

HHS sends $523 million to nursing homes that best handled COVID-19
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 7, 2020
 
On Heels of CDC Vote, Home Health Providers Grapple with COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Home Health Care News 
 
MedPAC: ‘Dynamic’ Home Health Industry Is Evolving into ‘Multiple Types of Care’
Home Health Care News 
 
Providers Attempt to Absorb COVID-19 Expenses, Keep In-Home Care Costs Down
Home Health Care News
 
Biden selects Becerra to lead Health and Human Services
Politico
 
Becerra Emerges As Biden’s HHS Pick With Record Of Health Litigation Against GOP
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers scramble for staff to care for pandemic's sick
Modern Healthcare

 

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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

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

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


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 23, 2020

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

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

Ruling expected to ease home healthcare worker unionization
McKnight's

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

*PQHH LTE
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

*PQHH LTE

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


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


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

CMS Finalizes 1.9% Boost for Medicare Home Health Reimbursement
RevCycleIntelligence

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

 

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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

*Quotes the Partnership

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

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

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

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

Medicare Panel Weighs Curbs on Hospices With High Profit Margins
Bloomberg


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

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

 


 
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