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Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 25, 2021
 
Becerra confirmation starting to look more likely
Modern Healthcare
 
Becerra Pledges To Set Ideology Aside, Follow Law, Biden’s Agenda
Inside Health Policy
 
NAHC’s Dombi: Home Care Opportunities Are on the Rise, Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges
Home Health Care News
 
Is The Shift  Of Medicaid Long-Term Care From Nursing Facilities To Home About To Accelerate?
Forbes
 
How a New Federal Minimum Wage Could Affect Home Health
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
 
Becerra Weighs In On COVID-19 PHE’s Duration, Medicare Buy-In
Inside Health Policy
 
Becerra supports access to care, provider funding during confirmation hearing
Modern Healthcare
 
White House promises vaccine help as states rush to catch up
Modern Healthcare
 
OIG Ramps Up Home Health Oversight
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
 
GOP working to block Biden’s health care pick; Dems unfazed
Associated Press
 
CMA To Nursing Homes: Hike Staffing, Safety Measures To Fight COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Fate Of COVID-19 Waivers After PHE Uncertain Under Brooks-LaSure
Inside Health Policy
 
Will COVID-19 be the catalyst for creating a more sustainable healthcare system?
Modern Healthcare
 
Report: Obama administration veteran Fowler tapped to head CMMI
Fierce Healthcare
 
As Nursing Homes Lose Patients to Home Health During COVID, Past Shifts Show Path Forward
Skilled Nursing News
 
Thanks to Home Care Providers, Telehealth Is Turning into a $250B Industry
Home Health Care News
 
Home health care workers struggle to get COVID-19 vaccine
WFLX (Fla.)
 
Home health is among industries with greatest entry-level job opportunities, study finds
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 22, 2021
 
Where nominated CMS administrator Brooks-LaSure stands on 4 key issues
Modern Healthcare
 
Brooks-LaSure Would Bring Exchange Policy Chops To CMS
Inside Health Policy
 
Dems prepare for party-line House vote on Biden's pandemic aid bill
Politico
 
CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors
Home Health Care News 
 
Too soon to crown home care as permanent solution over SNFs, executives say
McKnight’s Long Term Care


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 19, 2021
 
Against All Odds, Home Health Care Helped Bend 2020’s Cost Curve
Home Health Care News

*PQHH QUOTED
 
7.35% Medicaid Boost Critical for Supporting America’s ‘Fragile’ Home-Based Care Infrastructure, Senators Argue
Home Health Care News 
 
Texas home care workers face challenges to provide care during winter storm
Modern Healthcare
 
Vaccination coordination: A new role for home health
Vermont Biz 

About 2,000 Wyoming seniors at risk of losing home health services as cuts loom
Oil City News
 
Biden's pick to head CMS would be first Black woman to hold post
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 18, 2021
 
Senate Finance Will Hold Becerra Confirmation Hearing Feb. 24
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden picks another Obama veteran to oversee Medicare, Medicaid
Washington Post
 
WH Will Invest $1.6B In COVID-19 Testing, Says More Funding Needed
Inside Health Policy
 
New Report Details COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on Home Care Finances, Staffing Levels
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Experts Offer Update on Transition to No-Pay RAPs
Home Health Care News
 
Senate Democrats Map Way to Bypass GOP With Health-Coverage Bill
Bloomberg 

I’m a home care worker, and we need Biden’s plan that invests in us | Column
Tampa Bay Times


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
 
Democrats Move Forward With $350 Billion In Relief For States, Localities
Inside Health Policy
 
Not a ‘Temporary Blip’: Home Health Agencies Gaining Greater Share of Hospital Discharges
Home Health Care News
 
Nursing Home Diversions Not Limited to Home Health as LTACs Emerge as Surprise COVID-19 Winners
Skilled Nursing News
 
Congressional Budget Office Scores Medicare-For-All: Universal Coverage For Less Spending
Health Affairs
 
Home care industry strained by pandemic
WHYY
 
Health workers and hospitals grapple with millions of counterfeit N95 masks
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
 
‘A Very Different Type of Patient’: SNF Stakeholders Predict Recalibration of Home Health Diversions
Home Health Care News
 
50% Cut to Workforce Recruitment, Retention Fund Puts Home Care Providers in the Hot Seat
Home Health Care News
 
Home care industry strained by pandemic
WITF
 
Nursing Homes Urged to Stand Pat as States Move to Expand Visits
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 12, 2021
 
Advocates Glad To See Home Care Included In E&C COVID-19 Relief Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Ways & Means Clears Its Piece Of COVID-19 Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Energy & Commerce Rejects $35 Billion In Additional Provider Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Unpacking The Coverage Provisions In The House Pandemic Relief Drafts
Health Affairs
 
Top Clinical Conditions Targeted by Medicare Advantage Plans Under SSBCI
Home Health Care News
 
Missouri senators discuss expanding at-home health care licensing
News Tribune
 
Home health care companies say minimum wage puts them in a bind
WDBJ


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 11, 2021
 
House Lawmakers Include 7.35% Medicaid Boost for Home- and Community-Based Services in Stimulus Proposal
Home Health Care News
 
Congress' next relief package could expand insurance coverage
Modern Healthcare
 
House COVID-19 package to include funding for vaccines, testing and boosting Medicaid payments
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Could Limit Access to Care, Critics Caution
Home Health Care News
 
A home-health care comeback
Spokane Journal of Business
 
NY Rep, State Lawmakers Launch A Campaign To Raise Wages For Home Care Workers

WAMC


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
 
Here's how far Medicare claims dropped last spring due to COVID-19
Fierce Healthcare 
 
Top Finance GOP Member Crapo: Medicare Solvency A Top Priority
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Homes Seek 19 Billion-Plus Beyond COVID-19 Relief In W&M Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Late Trump-Era Health Rules Now in Effect Are Subject to Review
Bloomberg
 
Legal Expert Weighs in on EVV Progress
Home Health Care News 
 
In-home care agencies hiring due to high demand during COVID-19
WDIO


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
 
House Democrats reject plan to sharply curtail $1,400 stimulus payments in coronavirus relief package
Washington Post
 
What Nursing Home Operators, Home Health Providers Are Saying About SNF-to-Home Diversion
Home Health Care News 
 
Report: Upping home-health aide salaries could spark jobs, revenue for New York
Times Union
 
In pandemic, more people choose to die at home
Modern Healthcare
 
Independent Living CEO: Pandemic Highlights Need For More Home Care
WAMC
 
Dementia Patients Have Twice the Risk of COVID-19
MedPage Today


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 8, 2021
 
More House Republicans Investigate States’ CARES Act Spending
Inside Health Policy
 
GOP Lawmakers, Providers Clash With Biden Over Provider Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
The long-term care offered out of plain sight: How home health caregivers have weathered 
the pandemic
The Spokesman Review
 
Older and disabled Texans are demanding their home caregivers be vaccinated for COVID-19. But many workers don’t want it.
Texas Tribune
 
Home care association heads: Sector needs more robust data, answers to workforce problem
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Long-term care providers prepare to fend off lawsuits tied to COVID-19 pandemic
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 5, 2021
 
COVID-19 Funding Presents an ‘Enforcement Perfect Storm’ for Home Health Providers, Others
Home Health Care News
 
Labor Policies Threaten Home Care Providers: ‘Agencies Are Truly Getting the Worst of Both Ends’
Home Health Care News
 
Stimulus check update: Senate approves budget resolution toward $1.9T Covid relief, $1400 payments
Syracuse
 
The Health 202: Biden narrows picks to lead Medicare and Medicaid down to two choices
Washington Post 

Innovation, bonuses may help curb Michigan’s home health care shortage
Bridge Michigan
 
Aging Michigan faces critical shortage in home health care workers
Detroit News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 4, 2021
 
An Unexpected Savior: How PDGM Prep Helped Home Health Agencies Ease COVID-19’s Impact
Home Health Care News
 
No Confirmation Hearing This Week For HHS Secretary Pick Becerra
Inside Health Policy
 
The Cost of Incomplete Home Health Referrals After Hospitalization
Home Health Care News
 
Groups Want Medicare Sequester Moratorium Through End of PHE
RevCycleIntelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
 
Biden Administration Inks $230M Deal for At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Home Health Care News 
 
Staffing, Hospital Partnerships and Disaster Prep: Providers Share 2021 Spending Priorities
Home Health Care News
 
White House To Start Sending COVID-19 Vaccines To Pharmacies
Inside Health Policy
 
Warren to join Finance panel overseeing taxes, health care
The Hill
 
For 2021, home care looks for expanded Medicaid and Medicare coverage, solutions to staffing shortage
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
 
Democratic Leadership Kicks Off Budget Reconciliation Process
Inside Health Policy
 
Humana partners with in-home provider for 24/7 care
Modern Healthcare
 
Humana, DispatchHealth team up to provide hospital-level, at-home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Use of Self-Directed Home Care Services Jumped 20% in 2020
Home Health Care News
 
The Other Shoe Drops: OIG To Audit COVID-19 Telehealth Home Health Services
National Law Review
 
Two Indicted in $100 Million Home Health-Care Fraud Scheme
Bloomberg
 
Pandemic's deadliest month in U.S. ends with signs of progress
Modern Healthcare
 
They care for Florida's elderly, but home health care workers are struggling to get Covid-19 vaccines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (CNN)


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 1, 2021
 
Pandemic-Driven SNF-to-Home Diversions May Become New Norm
Home Health Care News
 
Home health care firms face double vaccine challenge
CNBC (VIDEO)
 
Burr Claims Top GOP Spot on Senate Health, Education Panel
Bloomberg
 
Republican Stimulus Offer Challenges Biden to Split Aid Bill
Bloomberg
 
SCOTUS Potentially Could Rule On ACA Case Wednesday
Inside Health Policy
 
Redirecting Shots From Nursing Homes Not Expected To Hurt Residents
Inside Health Policy
 
Value Frameworks’ Role In Shaping Sustainable, Patient-Centric Healthcare
Forbes
 
GAO: Trump admin failed to implement almost 90% of COVID guidance
Modern Healthcare
 
‘It’s a Different Ballgame’: Why Home Health Partnerships Are Key to Successful HaH Programs
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, January 29, 2021
 
Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge
Home Health Care News 
 
Number of MA Plans Offering SSBCI ‘Social Needs Benefit’ Up 568% in 2021
Home Health Care News
 
Legal expert: MA growth to spur uptick in home health financial activity in 2021
McKnight’s Senior Living 

Warren Slams $5.2 Million Bonus After Nursing-Home Covid Deaths
Bloomberg
 
NY data show nursing home deaths undercounted by thousands
Modern Healthcare
 
Becerra confirmation delay is hobbling the fight against COVID-19: Sebelius and Shalala
USA Today
 
HHS allows more healthcare providers to administer COVID-19 vaccines
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, January 28, 2021
 
Heightened Home Health Awareness Means Higher Volumes, More Opportunities for Agencies in 2021
Home Health Care News
 
How Biden Could Use Reconciliation to Speed Through His Pandemic Aid Plan
New York Times
 
New Biden health care orders begin to unspool Trump policies
AP
 
House Health Panel Preparing Virus Relief, Vaccine Measures
Bloomberg Government
 
Biden administration warns fully meeting vaccine demand could take 'months'
Modern Healthcare
 
Demand is up for home health care during pandemic
WJAR-TV (RI)


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
 
As Pandemic Drags On, Home Health Diversion Rates from Nursing Homes May Become Permanent
Skilled Nursing News
 
In-Home Care Providers Concerned About Clients Turning Away Unvaccinated Caregivers
Home Health Care News 
 
Pandemic-related home health waivers likely to continue through 2021
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
States: Extending Public Health Emergency Provides Budget Stability
Inside Health Policy
 
Govt. Will Buy 200M More Vaccine Doses To Be Delivered By Summer
Inside Health Policy
 
Addressing the Risk of Medicare Trust Fund Insolvency
JAMA 
 
AARP Sues To Restore Per-Day Fines For Nursing Home Violations
Inside Health Policy  


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
 
HHS: COVID-19 Emergency, And Related Waivers, May Last Through 2021
Inside Health Policy
 
Indiana aims to improve access to home care for aging Hoosiers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Biden to DOL: Workers Have ‘Guaranteed Right to Refuse Employment’ If They Feel Unsafe
Home Health Care News
 
MACs Report Processing Glitches for No-Pay RAPs
Home Health Care News
 
OIG to Audit Telehealth Payments to Home Health Care Providers
mHealthIntelligence
 
Home health care workers calling for more access to vaccine
WPBF (Fla.)


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, January 25, 2021
 
HHS: COVID-19 Emergency, And Related Waivers, May Last Through 2021
Inside Health Policy
 
Late Trump-Era Health Rules Raise Legal Questions Over Timing
Bloomberg
 
Pandemic Spurs Calls for Medicare to Expand At-Home Pain Care
Bloomberg
 
Biden’s day 1 pandemic plan promising for HCBS, home care leader says
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Why Science-Driven Hospital Discharges Are a Boon for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Care Operators Prepare for Year 2 of COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
OIG audits telehealth home services, studies HHAs’ pandemic strategies
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Hazard payments for home health workers arrive later and lighter than expected
Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
Opinion: Home health workers at risk without legislative action
The Virginian-Pilot 
 
Home health workers calling for more access to vaccine
WPBF-TV (Fla.)


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

 


 
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