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Home Health Media Clips
​Friday, December 13, 2019

All House Democrats Vote For Pelosi Drug Pricing Bill; 8 Vote For GOP Bill
Inside Health Policy

Pelosi’s Drug Bill Won’t Move Forward But Could Impact Cost Debate
Bloomberg Government

Watchdog Urges Greater Scrutiny of Medicare Advantage Payments
Bloomberg Government

How In-Home Medical Care Provider Landmark Health Cut Mortality Rates, Cost of Care by 20%
Home Health Care News

Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%
Home Health Care

With More Americans Dying at Home, Providers Must Double Down on End-of-Life Care
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Home Health Executive Forecast: 2020 Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Home Health Care News

Lack of Funding Causing Low In-Home Care Benefit Adoption Among Medicare Advantage Plans
Home Health Care News

Patients, Insurers Seen as Biggest Winners in Surprise-Bill Deal
Bloomberg

Home Care Improves Quality of Life for Aging Seniors
Home Care Daily


Home Health Media Clips

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

 

Rapid Medicare Advantage Expansion into Home Health, Senior Living Could Accelerate Pressures on Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing News

 

In-Home Care Agencies Should Focus on Building Blocks of Client Trust

Home Health Care News

 

Grassley Expected To Release Nursing Home Oversight Bill Soon

Inside Health Policy

 

Pelosi Concession Paves Way for House Drug-Price Bill Vote

Bloomberg Government

 

Heads Up to FPs: Medicare Home Health Changes Coming Jan. 1

AAFP

 

Growth Opportunities: How Health Systems Position Themselves Under Pressure

Health Leaders Media

 

White House Calls Top Health Officials for Meeting to Resolve Tensions

Wall Street Journal
 

 

Home Health Media Clips

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 

 

PDGM, Bankruptcies and Medicare Advantage: Top Home Health Stories of 2019
Home Health Care News


Lawsuit: ‘Big Sharks’ Keeping ‘Small Fish’ Out of Home Health Market with Certificate of Need Laws

Home Health Care News

 

Why Palliative Care Needs to Become More Accessible in the US, Around Globe

Home Health Care News 

 

Home health agencies are betting on telehealth to grow their businesses over the next couple of years

Business Insider


Surprise Medical-Bill Legislation Gets Boost in Bipartisan Deal

Bloomberg Government

 

Surprise Billing Compromise Lowers Arbitration Threshold, Keeps Previous Benchmark

Inside Health Policy


Home Health Care News
Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Disruption Is Upon Us’: An Oral History of Home Health Care in 2019
Home Health Care News

Why PDGM Neutrality May Be Easier Said Than Done
Home Health Care News

House, Senate Reach Surprise Billing Agreement With Arbitration
Inside Health Policy

Medicare Costs for Seniors Lowered in Senate Drug-Price Bill
Bloomberg Government

MedPAC Weighs Draft 2021 Pay Recommendations
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 6, 2019

National Home Health Spending Hits Record $102.2 Billion — With Room for Growth
Home Health Care News

Small Home Health Agencies See Big Boost From Medicare Pay Shift
Bloomberg

National Health Spending Growth Linked To Health Insurance Tax
Inside Health Policy

Spending Growth on Nursing Home Care Drops to Slowest Rate Since 2013 — Even as Overall Health Outlays Accelerate
Skilled Nursing News

US healthcare spending growth rebounded last year, influenced by insurance tax
Healthcare Dive

Health Spending Rises as Tax Drives Surge in Insurance Costs: HHS
Bloomberg

House To Vote On Pelosi Drug Pricing Bill Next Week
Inside Health Policy

As the population ages, more home health-care companies are catering to travelers
Washington Post

Home Health Care Providers Embrace Outsourcing
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 5, 2019

HCHB Chief Strategy Officer: Maintaining Home Health Status Quo Is a Huge Mistake Under PDGM
Home Health Care News

Humana, Philips Using In-Home Interventions to Tackle $17B Re-Hospitalization Problem
Home Health Care News

Best Buy Floats Lofty In-Home Health Care Goals in 5-Year Plan
Home Health Care News

E&C To Examine Medicare For All, Six Other Universal Health Bills
Inside Health Policy

Morelle, Shalala To Introduce Provider-Friendly Surprise Billing Fix
Inside Health Policy

Study: Home health market expected to grow
Worcester Business Journal

More home care needed for heart patients, study finds
McKnight’s Long Term Care

Immigrants Sue Kentucky Over Block To Open Home Health Care For Refugees
WFPL

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

With PDGM Looming, Home Health Providers Down on Therapy Services
Home Health Care News

False Alarm: Why Small Home Health Agencies Should Tune Out PDGM ‘Carnage’ Claims
Home Health Care News

Home health to pare down therapy services, up telehealth offerings
Modern Healthcare

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services
Healthcare Dive

NAHC Comments on Rural & Underserved Communities 
Home Care Magazine

Former Trump, Bush Officials Suggest Alternate Surprise Billing Approach
Inside Health Policy

Paying Doctors for Value on Track in Health Innovation Agency
Bloomberg Government
 

Home Health Media Clips
December 3, 2019

Protect home health in Nevada
Las Vegas Business Press
*PDGM OpEd

Where PDGM’s Therapy Changes Will Hit Hardest
Home Health Care News

Despite High Costs, CCRC-at-Home Models Gaining Traction
Home Health Care News

Lawmakers Have Three Weeks To Figure Out Next Steps On Federal Budget
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
December 2, 2019

White House To Congress: Stop Surprise Billing, Ignore Private Equity Ads
Inside Health Policy

Taking the edge off loneliness and forging a bond of friendship
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

New Corporate-Owned Locations Could be Growth, Innovation Sources for Right at Home
Home Health Care News

Another Voice: In-home health care enhances patients' quality of life
Buffalo News

Shortage of home care workers in Minn. affecting people with disabilities
MPR News
 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

HAPPTHANKSGIVING!

CMS Releases List of Potential Future Quality Measures 
Home Care Magazine

Clashes among top HHS officials undermine Trump agenda
Politico                          

‘There’s something terribly wrong’: Americans are dying young at alarming rates
The Washington Post
 

Home Health Media Clips
November 26, 2019

SNF-to-Home Diversion More Likely in High-Income Neighborhoods
Home Health Care News

Presidential Candidate Buttigieg Proposes Increasing In-Home Care Access for Seniors
Home Health Care News

W&M Surprise Billing Measure Would Wipe Out Savings, Complicate Deal
Inside Health Policy

Post-acute care providers increasing EHR use, survey finds
McKnight’s Long Term Care
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 25, 2019

Trump 2020 Agenda Envisions More New Rules Than Dumping Old Ones
Bloomberg Government

Medicare FFS, MA, Part D Improper Pay Rates Continue To Fall
Inside Health Policy

EDITORIAL: Help older New Yorkers stay in their homes
Daily Gazette (NY)

Nike Looks to Tap into Home Health Labor Market
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 22, 2019

Home Health Care Tops Skilled Nursing as Most Likely Referral Destination
Home Health Care News

How Online Reviews Impact In-Home Providers’ Bottom Line
Home Health Care News

Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Measure to Avoid Shutdown
Bloomberg

Senior Home Care Cost Increases Outpace Other Types Of Care
Financial Advisor Magazine

Half of post-acute providers say health IT proficiency almost 'nonexistent' among staff, survey finds
Becker’s Hospital Review

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cassidy Worries Surprise Billing Legislation Would Cut Doctor Pay Rates
Inside Health Policy

1% of Private Health Insurance Spending Growth Tied to Home Health Care
Home Health Care News

How Home Care Providers Can Tap into a $470 Billion Caregiving Opportunity
Home Health Care News

Medicare improper payment rate falling, but up in Medicaid, CHIP
Healthcare Dive

White House Preps Race to Regulatory Finish Line
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

House Passes Continuing Resolution To Fund Extenders, Delay DSH Cuts
Inside Health Policy

Schumer: Leadership trying to work out competing surprise medical bill measures
The Hill

Despite $5.32B Decrease, CMS Likely to Keep Foot on Improper Payments Gas Pedal
Home Health Care News

PDGM Overshadowing Evolution of Home Health Providers into Aging-in-Place Companies
Home Health Care News

The Continuing Struggle to Navigate Legal Changes within the Home Care Sector
Home Care Daily

Home Health Group’s Suit Against Medicare Advantage Plan Tossed
Bloomberg

4 Reasons to Use an At-Home Health Screening Test
Counsel Heal

Contractor proposed Glamour magazine profile for Medicaid chief
Politico

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Continuing Resolution Funds Extenders, Delays DSH Cut Through Dec. 20
Inside Health Policy

Medicare improper payments down $7B
Becker’s Hospital Review

Warren Lays Out Health Care Transition Plan
Inside Health Policy

Healthy Living: Caregivers must consider own needs
Norwich Bulletin

Licensing, wage supports sought for home care
WWLP (Boston)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 18, 2019

W&M Rural Task Force Wants Feedback On Where To Focus Legislation
Inside Health Policy

Home Health Turnover Worsens in 2019
Home Health Care News

Signs Point to Non-Physician Home Health Certification Initially Happening Under Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News

The Hidden Power Of Palliative Care
Forbes

New Healthcare Price Transparency Rule to Unveil Negotiated Rates

RevCycleIntelligence

HHS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rule, Hospitals Will Sue
Inside Health Policy
 

Home Health Media Clips
November 15, 2019

Why Home Health Providers Will Need to ‘Spoon-Feed’ Physicians Under PDGM
Home Health Care News

Breaking Down the Latest Home Health Compare Update
Home Health Care News

For-Profit Hospices’ Care of Medicare Patients Questioned by GAO
Bloomberg

Nike debuts sneakers for nurses, doctors and home health providers
WSB-TV (ATL)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Aging in Place Positioned to ‘Upend’ Senior Housing
Home Health Care News

Opinion: It’s Time for a National Conversation About Long-Term Care for Seniors
Times of San Diego

Home Care, Massage, Grocery Store Trips: Some of the New Benefits Under Medicare Advantage Plans
Healthline

Ironing Out Tech Kinks May Speed Up Health Service Pre-Approvals
Bloomberg

Treat ACOs And MA Plans Equally? By All Means
Health Affairs

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PDPM Speed Bumps Hint at Unexpected PDGM Challenges to Come
Home Health Care News

Prepare For Impact: The New CMS Home Health Payment Model
Open Minds

State-Based Route To Medicare For All May Affect Medicare, ERISA Patients
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

13% of Medicare Beneficiaries Have Trouble Paying At-Home Care Bills
Home Health Care News

Medicare Sees Few Post-Hospital Care Savings From Coordination
Bloomberg

MedPAC Mulls Payment Policies’ Effects On Hospital Mergers
Inside Health Policy

This Week Brings Senate Debate Over Drug Advertising, Patent Bills
Inside Health Policy

Deadline looms for providers to join Medicare bundled-pay program
Modern Healthcare
 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 8, 2019

CMS Details New Home Health Medicare Payments, Home Infusion Benefit
RevCycle Intelligence

Home Health Agencies Face Added Hardships in Rural Markets
Home Health Care News

Hospital Consolidation Tied to Rising Costs by Medicare Panel
Bloomberg

These industries have the highest share of open jobs—here’s how much they pay
CNBC

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Home Health Industry Gains Ground After Final Rule — But PDGM Behavioral Adjustment Battle Isn’t Over
Home Health Care News

After CMS Issues Final PDGM Rule, Advocates Ask: "What Now?"
Home Care Magazine

Studies show home health care in US continues to grow in popularity and importance
KTVA

Trump Health Agenda Hits Bump With GOP Losses in State Elections
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
November 6, 2019

Why CMS’s New Home Infusion Benefit Falls Short — And How to Fix It
Home Health Care News

Senate Measure Aims for Fewer Budget and Debt Ceiling Showdowns
Bloomberg

White House and Congress eye December battle to avoid shutdown
Politico

ACOs linked to consolidation of physician practices, study finds
Fierce Healthcare

Geisinger’s Home Care Program Is Cutting Costs and Improving Outcomes
Harvard Business Review

The 6 keys to post-acute care coordination
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CMS finalizes home health payment rule for 2020: 8 things to know
Becker’s Hospital Review

With RAP Phaseout Finalized, Writing Is on the Wall for Small Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News

12% of Medicare Advantage Plans Will Offer Expanded Supplemental Benefits in 2020
Home Health Care News

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills
Associated Press

Following hospitalization for heart failure, home care lessens re-admission risk
Medical Xpress

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 4, 2019

Post-Acute Care ‘Food Fight’ Brewing in Washington
Home Health Care News

Verma: CMS Demo Could Give Rural Areas Money To Redesign Systems
Inside Health Policy

The place where patients recover may also affect whether they return to the hospital
Assisted Living Facilities

CMS Finalizes Home Health PPS, Expands Infusion Medicare Benefits
Health Payer Intelligence

Cost of in-home care is getting more expensive
Herald Net

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 1, 2019

CMS Lowers PDGM’s Behavioral Adjustment, Finalizes RAP Elimination Plan
Home Health Care News

CMS Halves Originally Proposed Home Health Cut In Final 2020 Pay Rule
Inside Health Policy

Home Health Agencies Get 1.3% Medicare Payment Hike for 2020
Bloomberg

CMS finalizes payment rules to spur greater use of innovative kidney drugs, home infusion
Fierce Healthcare

CMS finalizes home health pay, kidney care rules
Modern Healthcare

CDC: U.S. life expectancy rises slightly, mortality rates fall compared to ’07
McKnights

Third Time Could Be the Charm for Telehealth Medicare Legislation
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
October 31, 2019

PDGM Changing Home Health M&A Landscape
Home Health Care News

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow HHS To Lift Medicare Telehealth Restrictions
Inside Health Policy

CMS Delays Review Choice in Texas, North Carolina & Florida
Home Care Magazine

Home Health Provider Adopts Cerner EHR to Drive Population Health
EHRIntelligence

For many families, the costs of long-term care are horrifying
The Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Home Health Providers: Beware of CMS’s PDGM Pendulum Swing
Home Health Care News

Telehealth Company Gains Ground in Home Health Care’s Battle Against Hospital Readmissions
Home Health Care News

Bipartisan Bill Adds To Focus On Medicare Beneficiaries’ Loneliness
Inside Health Policy

Geriatric workforce issues focus of two bills passed by the House
McKnights
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 28, 2019

Despite Challenges, Some See Upside in PDGM’s Therapy Overhaul
Home Health Care News

CMS Pumps Brakes on Primary Care First Launch
Home Health Care News

To the editor: Growing senior population needs levy support
Toledo Blade

New grant aims to help homebound seniors
Washington Post

Some Seniors Readmitted with the Same Infections They Took Home
Health Leaders Media

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 25, 2019

CMS Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Sniff Out Home Health Fraud
Home Health Care News

CMS Eyes Prior Authorization, AI To Improve Medicare Pay Accuracy
Inside Health Policy

Gentle exercise program improves outcomes among older home care clients
Medical Xpress

CMS Releases New Model Request For Applications Amid Push Towards APMs
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 24, 2019

How PDGM is going to change the home healthcare industry - MedCity News
MedCity News

Home Health Providers Skimping on Therapy Will Likely Pay Steep Price
Home Health Care News

5 Persistent Problems for Home-Based Care Programs
Home Health Care News

Democrats Hound Verma On Lack Of ACA Replacement Plan
Inside Health Policy

Partnership Extends Telehealth, RPM to Hospices, Home Health Programs
mHealthIntelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
October 22, 2019

Verma Touts Home Health Review Demo As Agency Delays It In 3 States
Inside Health Policy
*PQHH Quoted

Consumer Awareness, Cost Perception Remain Top Challenges for Home Care Industry
Home Health Care News

Landmark uses house calls to reduce hospitalization for sickest patients
MedCity News

CMS Considers AI and Value-Based Care Fraud Prevention Strategies
HealthPayerIntelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Christine Opiela: Protect home health in Washington for Medicare seniors
Spokesman Review
*PDGM Bill OpEd by Home Care Association of Washington

Amazon Unlikely to Pose Immediate Threat to At-Home Care Companies
Home Health Care News

Home Health Advocates Strike Key Victory, Win RCD Delay
Home Health Care News

Primary Care Doctors Crucial in Shift to Payment Based on Value
Bloomberg Government

CMS unveils 5 'pillars' to curbing fraud, waste in Medicare
Fierce Healthcare

Trump Touts Regulatory Savings of Nearly $50 Billion for Economy
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 21, 2019

Trump Impeachment Investigation Stealing Spotlight From Home Health Industry’s PDGM Efforts
Home Health Care News

Home Health Agencies Paid $46.2B to 1.5M Employees in 2018
Home Health Care News

New Disclosure Rule Requires Providers to Dig Up 5 Years of Records
HomeCare Magazine

Home health care charges rising faster than nursing homes’
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

A Shortage Of Paid Caregivers Is Raising The Cost Of Home Care
Forbes

Warren Reports Logging 2 Million Donations: Campaign Update
Bloomberg

Waxman Expects Oversight Committee To Keep Health Care Focus
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
​Friday, October 18, 2019

Home Health Industry Has ‘Very Limited Chance’ of Derailing CMS’s RAP Plans
Home Health Care News

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Likely Headed to the Scrap Yard
Home Health Care News

Second House Panel Advances Democratic Drug Pricing Bill
Bloomberg

Home health care facilities in Iowa, South Dakota ordered to pay
KCRG-TV (Iowa)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 17, 2019

PDPM Aftermath Offers Glimpse of Home Health Therapy Changes to Come
Home Health Care News

Assisted living costs stabilize while home care costs ‘skyrocket,’ survey finds
McKnight’s Senior Living

Cost of Home Health Rising Faster than Skilled Nursing — with Care Diversions to Blame
Skilled Nursing News

5 Obstacles to Home-Based Health Care, and How to Overcome Them
Harvard Business Review


Dems To Grill Verma On Trump’s Health Care Policies At Oct. 23 Hearing
Inside Health Policy

Elijah Cummings, Baltimore congressman who took on Trump administration, dies at 68
Washington Post
 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Act to protect health care
Suffolk News Herald
*PDGM Bill LTE

Sinema-Backed Bill Lowers Costs And Protects Access To Home Health Care For Arizona Seniors
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

Republican Study Committee 2020 Health Plan Coming Next Week
Inside Health Policy

Top Roadblocks Impeding Home Care Providers’ Ability to Coordinate Services
Home Health Care News

Here are all the areas in health care Amazon could look to expand to, according to one analyst
CNBC

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Protecting home health critical to aging Oregonians
Statesman Journal (OR)
*PDGM Bill OpEd

NAHC’s Dombi: We’re Not Going To Be Bullied By Congress, CMS
Home Health Care News

HIPAA Compliance, Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Emerging as Key Home Care Legal Issues
Home Health Care News

Why Medicare Advantage Isn’t an ‘Instant Home Run’ for Home Care
Home Health Care News

Private Equity Buyers Press Pause on Home Health Plans
Home Health Care News

How New Health Care Platforms Will Improve Patient Care
Harvard Business Review
 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 11, 2019

Viewpoint: Cuts to home health care providers are unwise
Times Union (NY)

PDGM’s Lead Author Gets Candid About Pros, Cons of Revolutionary Model
Home Health Care News
PQHH Quoted

Home Health Readmission Rates Remain Flat, Quality Improving
Home Health Care News

PDGM 101: Advice for Small-Scale Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News


Home Health Care News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

HHS revamps Stark law rules to protect value-based payments, coordinated care
Modern Healthcare

CMS, OIG Propose Changes To Stark, Anti-Kickback Regulations
Inside Health Policy

HHS proposes regulatory changes to promote value-based payment arrangements
Mass Device

Experts, Industry Unclear On Executive Order’s Costs, Potential Savings
Inside Health Policy

‘Micro Social Determinants of Health’ Tool Helps Senior Helpers Reach 3% Re-Hospitalization Rate
Home Health Care News

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers
Kaiser Health News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Home health care
Naples Daily News
*PDGM Bill LTE

UnitedHealthcare ramping up investment in virtual visits, home monitoring for 6M Medicare Advantage members
Fierce Healthcare

Alabama May Give Social Workers the Ability to Use Telehealth
mhealthintelligence

Preventing Medication Diversion in Home Health & Hospice
Home Care Magazine

Home care workers protest over ‘chronic problems’ with getting paid on time
Hartford Courant

 

Home Health Media Clips

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

 

25% of Health Care Spending Is Waste — But Home-Based Care Can Help

Home Health Care News

 

Bayada, Health Systems Back CMS’s Discharge Planning ‘Paradigm Shift’

Home Health Care News

 

More U.S. heart disease patients may be choosing to die at home

Reuters 

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually
Healio

Home-Based Primary Care: How The Modern Day “House Call” Improves Outcomes, Reduces Costs, And Provides Care Where It’s Most Often Needed

Health Affairs 

HHS Taps Bassano As Acting CMMI Head, Announces Other Staff Shifts
Inside Health Policy
Home Health Media Clips
​October 7, 2019

Medicare Looks for Competitive Rates Under Trump’s Latest Order
Bloomberg

Watch out, seniors: Trump just launched a stealth attack on Medicare
Salon

New Round of Medicare Readmission Penalties Hits 2,583 Hospitals
Kaiser Health News

Review Choice Launch Date Announced for Texas
Home Care Magazine

Hospitals Increasingly Offering Home-Based Palliative Care
Hospice News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 4, 2019

CMS Pauses RCD in Two States Ahead of PDGM — But Moves Ahead in Texas
Home Health Care News

New Trump Order Seeks Rate Equality Between Advantage Plans, Fee-for-Service Medicare
Home Health Care News

Trump attacks Democrats’ health care plans and pledges to protect Medicare during political speech to Florida retirees
The Washington Post

Wide-Ranging EO Looks To Base Medicare FFS Rates On MA
Inside Health Policy

Hospitals, Physicians Aren’t Screening for Social Determinants of Health
Home Health Care News

CMS Asks About Social Needs Data, Advocates Say Focus On Outcomes
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Looming Trump Medicare Order Sparks Fear of Program Cuts in 2021
Bloomberg

Trump to unveil executive order on Medicare this week
Becker’s Hospital Review

Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System
Home Health Care News

Official: CMMI Wants All Medicare FFS Benes In Value-Based Care By 2025
Inside Health Policy

Health IT Groups Ask Senate Health Committee To Slow Down ONC Rule
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System
Home Health Care News

CMS Releases Burden Reduction Final Rule
National Law Review

CMS saved $739 million last year from Medicare ACOs
Modern Healthcare

Trump to Unveil Medicare Plan in Bid to Contrast Democrat Rivals
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
October 1, 2019

Physician Education Likely to Pose Major Challenge Under PDGM
Home Health Care News

Rogers: PDGM’s 8% Cut ‘A Double Slap in the Face’ to Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News

Home Care Attorney: Bill Eliminating 24-Hour Home Care Shifts Unlikely to Pass
Home Health Care News

HHS Reduced Medicare Appeals Backlog By 25%
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 30, 2019

Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart Leading Retail’s Race into Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News

CMS Won’t Budge On Notification Requirement ACOs Want Struck
Inside Health Policy

House Concerned Impeachment Could Delay Surprise Billing Legislation
Inside Health Policy

CMS finalizes omnibus paperwork reduction rule
Health Exec

CMS discharge rule requires patient, post-acute care data access
Health Data Management

Hospitals Also Face Length of Stay Pressures — and Skilled Nursing Can Help Ease The Burden
Skilled Nursing News
 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 27, 2019

CMS Announces New Hospital, Home Health Discharge Planning Requirements
Home Health Care News

CMS releases final discharge planning rule that includes record access requirements
Fierce Healthcare

Drug-Pricing Platform Eludes GOP as Pelosi Pushes Medicare Bill
Bloomberg

Senate Passes Continuing Resolution With Extenders, DSH-Cut Delay
Inside Health Policy

Impeachment Focus Risks Crowding Out Agenda for Trump, Democrats
Bloomberg
 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Encompass Health’s April Anthony: Unified PAC Payment Model ‘Could Happen Before PDGM Even Settles’
Home Health Care News
*PQHH Quoted

CMS Streamlines Hospital, Home Health Discharge Planning Requirements
Inside Health Policy

Less Paperwork, Empowered Patients Goals of Medicare Agency Rules

Bloomberg

New CMS rules cut red tape, mandate discharge planning
Modern Healthcare

CMS Eases Participation, Coverage Conditions For Hospitals, Others
Inside Health Policy

Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart Lead Major Retailers’ Charge into Senior Care — With Multi-Billion Potential
Senior Nursing News

 

Home Health Media Clips
September 25, 2019

Amazon Rolls Out In-Home Care Offering ‘Amazon Care’
Home Health Care News

CMS: Hundreds of Medicare Advantage Plans Preparing to Roll Out New Home Care Benefits in 2020
Home Health Care News

At-Home Care Fueling Disruptive Medicare Advantage Startups
Home Health Care News

Bill for equal pay for telehealth services up for consideration in California
Home Health Line

Medicare Advantage premiums to hit lowest point in over a decade
Modern Healthcare

CBO: Fix backed by doctors for surprise medical bills would cost billions
The Hill

Verma: Plans Must Join Value-Based Arrangements Or Become Obsolete
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Column: Aging population underscores need to protect Medicare home health
Columbus Dispatch
*PDGM Bill OpEd

Letter to the editor: Protect seniors
Idaho Press
*PDGM Bill LTE

Top PDGM Therapy Myths Busted
Home Health Care News

Prefer to age at home in N.J.? It will soon be even harder | Editorial
Star-Ledger/NJ.com
*NAHC Quoted

New Bill in Congress Seeks to Close Home Care’s Labor Gaps, Support Caregivers
Home Health Care News

Kaine introduces bill to support home health-care workers as need grows
Virginia Business

Bill That Could Increase Home Health Labor Costs Signed into Law
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 20, 2019

Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.
Vox

A Perfect Storm: Amedisys, Encompass Health and LHC Group CEOs Brace for PDGM
Home Health Care News

Therapy Survival Tips for PDGM
Home Health Care News

Improving Home Health Care Through the Use of Analytics
Home Care Daily

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Measure Requires Insurers to Pay Providers Equally for Telehealth, In-Person Visits
Home Health Care News

Walmart Health, Amedisys Partner to Expand Home Health Access Nationwide
Home Health Care News

House CR Would Fund Health Extenders, Delay DSH Cuts Through Nov. 21
Inside Health Policy

Pelosi Pushing Drug-Price Bill Amid Party Split Over Its Scope
Bloomberg

Pelosi Bill To Subject At Least 25 Drugs To Medicare Price Negotiation
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips

Wednesday, September 18

 

Consumer-Directed Regulatory Changes Trigger Home Care Layoffs, Possible Closures

Home Health Care News 

 

Overcoming the Interoperability Gap in Home Health

Home Care Magazine

 

Wage supports backed for home health care workers

Telegram (MA)

 

Providers, Insurers Push Lawmakers In Two Directions On Prior Auth

Inside Health Policy

 

Pelosi Expected To Unveil Drug Pricing Plan Wednesday

Inside Health Policy

 

 

Home Health Media Clips

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

 

Data Analytics Arms Race Continues Ahead of PDGM

Home Health Care News 

 

The Future Of Medicare: What Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Forbes

 

House leaders investigate private equity firms over surprise medical bills

Modern Healthcare
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 16, 2019

Industry Awaits Verdict on PDGM’s Behavioral Adjustments After Arguing Case to CMS
Home Health Care News
*PQHH Comment Letter Quoted

New Law Could Increase Home Health, Hospice Labor Costs 30%
Home Health Care News

Senior Living Providers Could Acquire Home Health On the Cheap in 2020
Senior Housing News

Biden, Sanders continue sparring on health care after third debate
FOX News

House Calls Provide Better Care And Save Money. Why Don't More Use Them?
Forbes

CMS Pledges Enforcement Of Rule Restricting Union Dues In Medicaid
Inside Health Policy

GOP Senators Plan to Work Out Differences on Surprise Billing
Bloomberg

AG: Home health aides improperly paid, threatened with deportation
Times Union

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 13, 2019

Legislators Need To Back Act To Help Medicare Beneficiaries’ Caregivers
The State
*PDGM Bill LTE

State Home Health Leaders Go on the PDGM Offensive
Home Health Care News
*Highlights PDGM Bill OpEds from TX, TN, KS, AL & MI

7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives
CNBC

Millions at Stake for Nursing Homes Under Value-Based Pay Switch
Bloomberg

HHS Issues Millions in Funding for Patient Access to Care
PatientEngagementHIT

White House Losing Interest In Promised Health Care Overhaul
Inside Health Policy

Health Care Again Leads Democratic Debate
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Care News
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Protect seniors’ right to Medicare home health care
Chicago Sun Times
*PDGM Bill LTE

Aging in Place Often Viewed as a Pipe Dream by U.S. Seniors
Home Health Care News

Lawmakers Look to Eliminate 24-Hour Workdays in Home Care
Home Health Care News

Americans 'fed up' with high healthcare costs, surprise billing, Verma says
Modern Healthcare

Addressing Home Health’s Greatest Challenge: Staffing
D CEO Healthcare
 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Congress: Support bipartisan solutions to protect Medicare home health
The Hill
*Tim Rogers PDGM Bill OpEd

MedPAC proposes post-acute pay system based on quality measures
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Trump Welcomes Pelosi’s Draft As He Presses GOP To Back Finance Bill
Inside Health Policy

Pelosi Plan to Expand Drug-Pricing Reach Rallies Backers
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Home health agencies demand CMS halt 8% cut based on perceived misbehavior
Fierce Healthcare
*PQHH Quoted

Comment Period Closes For Proposed Home Health Payment Rule
Home Health Care News

House, Senate Return To Work On Rx Pricing, Appropriations, Maternal Health
Inside Health Policy

Financial Incentives, Daily Pay Identified as Key to Fighting Staffing Shortages
Home Health Care News

Proposed Home Infusion Benefit Exciting to Some, ‘Deeply Flawed’ to Others
Home Health Care News

How home health aides could save the economy
The Week

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 9, 2019

Medicare’s home healthcare changes worrisome
Orlando Sentinel
*PDGM Bill LTE

Traditional Medicare Has Better Home Healthcare Than MA, Study Finds
Health Payer Intelligence

Post-Hospital Care Next Up for Medicare’s Quality-Based Payments
Bloomberg

Hospitals using post-acute care as their ‘piggy-bank’
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Health care has been adding jobs for over 5 years
Axios

The 10 fastest-growing jobs of the next decade—and what they pay
CNBC

Aging in the Right Place Considering whether home health is the right option for you
Herald Tribune

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 5, 2019

New regs will undermine home health care in Alabama
AL.com/Birmingham News
*PDGM Bill OpEd

PDGM by the Numbers
Home Care Magazine (Click link to see tables w/in article)

13% of Home Care Workers Live Below the Federal Poverty Line
Home Health Care News

America’s Fastest Growing Jobs Pay About $24,000 Annually
Bloomberg

New York bill would ban 24-hour workdays for home health aides
Times Union

Surprise Billing: A Blight That Needs to Be Fixed by Doctors, Not the Government
Morning Consult

‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: Adult Children on the Pain, and Joy, of Caring for Elderly Parents
New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 4, 2018

CMS Pushes Back ACO Notification Requirement, ACOs Want It Struck
Inside Health Policy

CMS’ Quality Improvement Organization Program to Sharpen Focus on Chronic Disease Management
Healthcare Innovation

Home Testing Is the Future and One Day It Might Even Replace Your Doctor
Technology Networks

Primary Care Plans Put Walmart Back in the Health Care Spotlight
Home Health Care News

Home Care Overtime Lawsuit Could Have National Implications
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tennessee lawmakers can protect senior access to home health care | Opinion
The Tennessean
*PDGM Bill Op-Ed

Protect home health for America’s seniors
Ocala Star Banner (FL)
*PDGM Bill LTE

Protect Home Health for America's Seniors
Richmond Register (KY)
*PDGM Bill LTE

On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month
New York Times

Home Care Overtime Lawsuit Could Have National Implications
Home Health Care News

OMB Reviewing Extension, Changes To Hip-And-Knee Bundles Demo
Inside Health Policy

 

 


 
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