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Home Health Care News
Friday, September 17, 2021
 
Choose Home Care Act
Ocala Star Banner

*Choose Home LTE
 
Biden Home Care Plan Could Fail Without at Least $250 Billion
Bloomberg
 
At U.S. nursing homes, aides were the least likely workers to be vaccinated, a study shows.
New York Times
 
Survey finds telehealth increased five fold during pandemic
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 16, 2021
 
Senior Living Must Adapt as Demographics Transform Real Estate
Senior Housing News 

*Choose Home mentioned
 
Home Health Providers Seek Clarity on CMS Plan to Resume TPE Program
Home Health Care News 
 
Democrats suffer blow on drug pricing as 3 moderates buck party
The Hill
 
Drug Pricing Bill in Jeopardy as Moderates Vote Against It
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Advance New Medicare Benefits as Sanders Seeks Changes
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
 
Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Choose Home Care Act
Home Health Care News

*Choose Home Poll
 
Nine in Ten Medicare Beneficiaries Prefer Home Health to SNFs
Skilled Nursing News

*Choose Home Poll
 

New Public Opinion Poll Finds Strong Support for Home Health, Choose Home Care Act
Inside Health Policy

*Posted PQHH/NAHC Press Release
 
Vaccine mandate brings relief to home care agencies but raises questions
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
KFF: Systemwide costs of preventable COVID-19 hospitalizations nearly tripled to $5.7B in August
Fierce Healthcare
 
Docs press CMS for permanent telehealth flexibility, relief from pay cuts in fee schedule comments
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
 
New Public Opinion Poll Finds Strong Support for Home Health, Choose Home Care Act
PQHH/NAHC Release

*Choose Home Polling
 
38 States Have Increased HCBS Payments During the Pandemic
Home Health Care News
 
Moving Into Value-Based Care
HomeCare 
 
My sons thrive because of home care. A million others aren't so fortunate
Arizona Republic 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 13, 2021
 
Expanding home healthcare options can reduce Medicare costs
Lansing State Journal

*Choose Home Op-Ed
 
HCBS Funding Is Now in the Congressional Crosshairs
Home Health Care News

*Mentions Choose Home Care Act
 
‘For Many Providers, It’s Welcome News’: Breaking Down the White House Vaccine Mandate
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing Homes Happy, Others Wary Of Broader COVID Vaccine Mandate
Inside Health Policy
 
W&M Moves On Elder Justice, Nursing Home Data Collection Legislation
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS announces $25.5 billion in COVID-19 provider relief grants
Modern Healthcare
 
House lawmakers clash over impact of adding dental, vision and hearing benefits to Medicare
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 10, 2021
 
Choose Home Care Act
Greensboro News & Record (NC)

*Choose Home Care Act LTE
 
Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans
Associated Press
 
CMS to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Workers in ‘Most Health Care Settings’ — Including Home Health Care
Home Health Care News
 
Biden’s Six-Point COVID-19 Plan Mandates Vaccines For Health Workers, Expands Testing, Pushes Boosters
Inside Health Policy
 
BREAKING: Feds expand COVID vaccine mandate to all healthcare workers
McKight’s Senior Living
 
‘The Fittest Survive’: HHVBP Expansion Could Drive Home Health Consolidation
Home Health Care News
 
Rehospitalization increased with delayed home health care in diabetes
Medical Xpress



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 9, 2021
 
New poll: Seniors want to age at home with caregiver support
McKnight’s Senior Living 

Dem Aide: House Working From $150B HCBS Budget Set By Senate
Inside Health Policy
 
Amazon Care Reportedly Plans to Expand Its At-Home Care Services to 20 New Cities by End of 2022
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Care Keeps Me Alive. It Should Be Fully Funded.
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
 
Ways & Means Bill Funds SNF Staff Training, Tackles Elder Abuse
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress faces breakneck pace to address Medicare pay, telehealth this year
Modern Healthcare 
 
House committee proposes funding for long-term care worker retention
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Care Workforce Still Facing Widespread Economic Instability
Home Health Care News
 
How Home-Based Care Companies Are Carving Out a Space in Hospital-at-Home Programs
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
 
MedPAC: COVID-19 Makes Assessing New Home Health Pay Model Hard
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS should collect home health telehealth data, experts say
Modern Healthcare
 
MedPAC considers one-time funding boosts for Medicare in 2023 due to COVID-19 confusion
Fierce Healthcare
 
The future of home health care is now
The Boston Globe
 
Nursing Home Executives Increasingly View Home Health Care as Strategic Complement for Lower-Acuity Patients
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 3, 2021
 

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Holiday!
 
Medicare beneficiaries should have home care option
Times-News (MD/WV)

*Choose Home LTE
 
PDGM’s Base Rates Set 5.76% Below Budget-Neutral Levels, Analysis Finds
Home Health Care News

*PQHH HHPPS  Proposed Rule Comments
 
Home Health Sector Fears Cuts If CMS’ Planned Analyses Not Altered
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH and NAHC Quoted
 
Home healthcare coalition calls on CMS to scrap PDGM behavioral adjustment
McKnight’s Senior Living

*PQHH HHPPS  Proposed Rule Comments
 
HCBS Funding In Reconciliation Likely To Be $250 Billion Over 10 Years
Inside Health Policy
 
Massachusetts Vaccine Mandate ‘Will Absolutely’ Drive Home Care Workforce into Other Industries, Providers Say
Home Health Care News
 
Mergers and acquisitions receive more scrutiny from buyers, experts say
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
MedPAC considers one-time funding boosts for Medicare in 2023 due to COVID-19 confusion
Fierce Healthcare 
 
As deadline approaches for nursing home workers to get vaccinated, the state still has no mandate for home care staff
CT Mirror


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 2, 2021
 
What is the Choose Home Care Act of 2021?
Home Care Magazine

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Value-Based Care, PDGM Sparks Home Health Dealmaking Activity
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Health Industry Must Plan for Future PDGM Fight
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare's hospital fund is running out of money. Experts have 5 ideas on how to help
Fierce Healthcare
 
Trustees Say Medicare Trust Fund Still Set To Be Insolvent In 2026, Even With COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Lawsuit Dropped After CMS Resumes Per-Day Fines For Nursing Homes
Inside Health Policy
 
Gov. Baker expands vaccine mandate to include home care workers
WWLP


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
 
Pandemic’s Impact on Key Medicare Trust Fund Seen as Limited
Bloomberg
 
Medicare trustees project hospital fund to run out in 2026, same deadline as year before
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home Health Services Critical for Lowering Rehospitalization Rates for Medicare Patients with Diabetes
Home Health Care News
 
Hospice Community Responds to Proposed Survey Reforms in CMS Home Health Rule
Hospice News
 
Home care providers, do physicians see your value? Think again
McKnight’s Senior Living 

Introducing Post-Acute 2.0: New Services Needed To Deliver Care At Home
Forbes
 
Colorado requiring vaccinations for health care workers
The Hill  


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
 
Home health agencies threaten lawsuits if CMS tries to claw back money
Modern Healthcare
 
Louisiana’s home care agencies now battling two fronts: pandemic, hurricane damage
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Home care is getting harder to find
Chicago Daily Herald
 
Home care, hospital associations further collaborative to synchronize care
Troy Record


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 30, 2021
 
Support home health
Daily Commercial

*Choose Home LTE
 
Choose Home Care Act Presents Senior Living Opportunities, Draws Skilled Nursing Backlash
Senior Housing News
 
Crapo: Trustees Reports Coming Aug. 31, GAO Must Probe Delay
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Unveils Provider Relief Bureau
Inside Health Policy
 
Workers, employers at odds over healthcare staffing shortage
Modern Healthcare
 
‘Mass Exodus’ of Nursing Home Staff Likely to Impact Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Time to fully fund home health care
Register Herald


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 27, 2021
 
‘This Is the Biggest Break We’ve Had’: CMS Makes Major Alteration to Review Choice Demonstration
Home Health Care News 

‘It’s Inherently Unfair’: Home Health Stakeholders Slam Portions of the Proposed Payment Rule
Home Health Care News

HHS Stays Strong On Sept. 30 Provider Relief Reporting Deadline
Inside Health Policy

My aunt’s ‘Kafkaesque journey’ to get the home care she needs
STAT News

The staggering, exhausting, invisible costs of caring for America’s elderly
Vox

Medicare-funded home infusion therapy provided under Buchanan, Upton bill
The Ripon Advance

BGOV OnPoint: Deadlines Loom as Congress Returns for the Fall
Bloomberg Government 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 26, 2021
 
CMS Study Shows Astonishing Disparity Between COVID-19 Cases in Nursing Homes and the Community
Home Health Care News
 
WH Still Mum On Whether Staff Vaccine Mandate Will Apply Beyond Nursing Homes
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Announces $1.9B Medicare Savings From ACOs, $2.3B To Providers
Inside Health Policy
 
ACOs earned nearly $2.3 billion in Medicare shared savings last year
Modern Healthcare
 
Three-quarters of employers have accelerated telehealth offerings amid pandemic: Business Group
Fierce Healthcare
 
Providers push Congress to include value-based care bill in $3.5T infrastructure package
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘Bring It On’: Home Health Executives Embrace HHVBP Expansion
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
 
Vaccine Mandate Might Be Right Around the Corner for Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint, Sets Deadline for Infrastructure Bill
Wall Street Journal
 
House Democrats break internal impasse to adopt $3.5T budget plan
The Hill
 
House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution; OMB Reviews NBPP
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare To Increase Reimbursement For At-Home COVID-19 Vaccines
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS ups Medicare payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations
Modern Healthcare
 
Penn tested home care for emergency patients sick enough for the hospital
Philadelphia Inquirer


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 23, 2021
 
The Benefit of Home Health Care
Physician’s Weekly (Reprint of KHN LTE)
 
NAHC, National Minority Health Association Announce New Vaccination Program for the Home-Based Care Workforce
Home Health Care News 
 
Major home care organization calls for vaccine mandate
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Biden Calls for Corporate Shot Mandate After Pfizer Approval
Bloomberg
 
Nursing Homes: Allow Daily Tests Over COVID-19 Shot, Mandate Visitor Shots
Inside Health Policy
 
Unvaccinated Health-Care Workers Test Emergency Standard Bounds
Bloomberg
 
‘It’s Just Wrong on Every Level’: Home Health Insiders Object to Review Choice Demonstration Details
Home Health Care News
 
Home care agencies ranked on lists of ‘Best Workplaces,’ fastest-growing companies
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 23, 2021
 
The Benefit of Home Health Care
Kaiser Health News

*Choose Home LTE

After COVID ravaged nursing homes, new state laws protect residents
Modern Healthcare
 
Combining value-based payments can deliver better results, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
Senate's $3.5T Budget Package Includes Homecare Priorities
Home Care Magazine



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 20, 2021
 
Nursing Homes Hit Back Against Mandatory COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Plan
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing home groups decry mandate push by CMS for staff to get COVID-19 vaccine
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘We Don’t Know Whether This Is Where CMS Stops’: Home Health Leaders Respond to New Nursing Home Vaccine Requirements
Home Health Care News
 
naviHealth CMO: Home Health Partnerships Critical to Successful Care Transitions
Home Health Care News 
 
More than 80% of health systems to expand home care platforms
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 19, 2021
 
Nursing home worker vaccine mandate could worsen staffing crisis, affect resident care
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden to Make Nursing Homes Vaccinate Staff to Get Funding
Bloomberg
 
Nursing Homes Hit Back Against Mandatory COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Plan
Inside Health Policy
 
Nurses are pro-COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, survey finds
Modern Healthcare
 
81% of Health System Leaders Plan to Bump Up Their Investment in Remote Care Technology
Home Health Care News
 
Bennet touts $400 million measure to expand home health care, increase pay in field
Colorado Politics


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
 
81% Of Health Systems Plan to Increase Investment in Care at Home, According to New Current Health Research
Business Wire
 
How Home-Based Care Providers Can Prove Their Worth to Payers
Home Health Care News
 
Biden Administration Invests About $19 Million In Telehealth Grants
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden administration to invest $19M to expand telehealth in rural, underserved areas
Fierce Healthcare
 
No rebound in healthcare utilization in spring 2021
Modern Healthcare
 
KFF: Hospitals did not experience a major rebound in deferred care in early 2021
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home healthcare agencies can reap big benefits from telehealth
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
 
Mandatory Vaccine Announcement Causes Confusion Among Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
CommonSpirit Health, Kaiser Permanente and 129 other health systems requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for their workforces
Fierce Healthcare
 
Disability Rights Advocate Says Nation Can’t Afford To Shortchange Home Health Care
WSKG
 
President Biden’s Home Care Proposal Would Create Massive Job Growth in Every State
Center for American Progress
 
After pandemic ravaged nursing homes, new state laws protect residents
USA Today


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 16, 2021
 
CMS Officials Reflect on the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model’s Success
Home Health Care News
 
White House Takes on Non-Compete Agreements, Potentially Hurting Home-Based Care Employers
Home Health Care News
 
CMS lays out the future of value-based care
Modern Healthcare
 
Making Alternative Payment Models Work For Patients
Health Affairs
 
Democrats’ Infrastructure Pitch Runs Into Confusion Back Home
Bloomberg Government
 
Here are 3 major policy areas that health industry groups are closely watching in $3.5T infrastructure bill
Fierce Healthcare
 
The World May Never Reach Herd Immunity Against Covid-19
Bloomberg Government


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 13, 2021
 
Support home care
The News-Times; The Register Citizen; Connecticut Post; The Norwalk Hour; Greenwich Times; Stamford Advocate; The Middletown Press

*Choose Home LTE
 
Medicare Trustees Report Coming As Dems Seek To Expand Benefits
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS outlines reforms to benchmarks, financial incentives to entice providers to participate in models
Fierce Healthcare
 
Disabled Community Urges Congress To Boost Home-Care Infrastructure
Utah Public Radio
 
Innovation At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services: A Vision For The Next 10 Years
Health Affairs


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 12, 2021
 
Senate takes first step toward crafting $3.5T package that includes new Medicare benefits, drug pricing reforms
Fierce Healthcare
 
Infrastructure Passes, Senate Pivots To Budget Resolution
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Homes Want Immediate Release Of Remaining Provider Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Professional Caregivers Have Always Been Essential Workers
New York Times
 
How Much Does Home Health Care Cost?
Forbes
 
Opinion: Home-care workers barely can take care of themselves
Colorado Sun


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
 
Senate passes infrastructure bill that restarts sequester cuts, delays rebate rule
Fierce Healthcare
 
Senate Democrats Pass $3.5 Trillion Biden Agenda Blueprint
Bloomberg Government
 
Home Health Telehealth Utilization Likely to Remain Strong
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight
Associated Press
 
Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?
Kaiser Health News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
 
Senate set to pass $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill as Democrats move ahead with economic plan
CNBC
 
Senate Democrats Unveil $1 Trillion Health Care Agenda for Fall
Bloomberg Government
 
Still No HHS Plan For Provider Relief After Senators Leave It Untouched
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Home Staff Vaccine Mandates Gain Momentum: MA, Genesis HealthCare Take Action
Inside Health Policy
 
New Bill Seeks Nationwide Medicare Coverage for Asynchronous Telehealth Services
mHealthIntelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 9, 2021

Correspondent of the Day, Aug. 7, 2021: Choose Home Care Act offers help to seniors
Richmond-Times Dispatch

*Choose Home Grassroots LTE

Back-End Problems Continue to Haunt Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News

ModivCare Wants Its Caregivers to Be the Home-Based Care Equivalent of ‘Air Traffic Controllers’
Home Health Care News

Unpaid caregivers: How America treats women caring for paralyzed partners
Washington Post

Hospital-at-home program boosted inpatient capacity, access, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Experts: CMS Could Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine For Health Care Workers
Inside Health Policy
 
More States Mandate Shots For Health Workers, Government Employees
Kaiser Health News
 
Burned out healthcare workers to get relief from Senate-passed bill
Modern Healthcare

‘The Vaccination Queen’: Nurse Practitioner Takes Covid Shots House to House in Puerto Rico
Kaiser Health News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, August 6, 2021

The two big C’s in home care
McKnight's Senior Living
 
LHC Group CEO: Congress will pass Choose Home by year’s end
McKnight's Senior Living
 
BGOV OnPoint: Democrats Push to Expand Medicare
Bloomberg Government
 
Bipartisan infrastructure bill would extend Medicare cuts to providers
Modern Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, August 5, 2021

SNF-at-Home Model Becoming ‘Critical Player’ For Success
Skilled Nursing News
 
CMS Increases Rates Across the Board for FY2022; Part D Premiums Climb
Healthcare Exec Intelligence
 
Pilot programs could steer Medicare Advantage business to home healthcare companies
McKnight's Senior Living
 
Fast Forward with Dr. Steve Landers, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Home Health Care News

Medicare AI Will Infer Race to Close Health Equity Gap
Bloomberg Government

MA Cuts Could Be Used To Help Pay For Reconciliation Package
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

EvergreenHealth Home Care, Alivia Ready to Support Choose Home Legislation
Home Health Care News
 
Still No HHS Plan For Provider Relief After Senators Leave It Untouched
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Wisdom and Fear’ Lead 90% of U.S. Seniors to Covid Vaccines
Kaiser Healthcare News
 
Kaiser Permanente, Ascension Health and 68 other health systems requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for their workforces
Fierce Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Bipartisan Medicare Home Health Benefit Bill Has Nursing Homes Upset
Inside Health Policy
 
Community-Based Palliative Care, Choose Home Top List of Current Home Health Policy Priorities
Home Health Care News 
 
Majority of nursing homes missing broad safety, quality inspections due to the pandemic
Fierce Healthcare
 
3 key health policies in the Senate's $1T infrastructure package
Fierce Healthcare
 
Nearly 10% of All Home Health, Personal Care Job Postings Listed As ‘Urgent’
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, August 2, 2021
 
Choose Home Bill Looks to Make Home Health the Center of the Health Care World
Home Health Care News
 
Senators introduce highly anticipated legislation expanding Medicare home health
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
CMS Floats Reinstating Policy To Boost Home Health Aide Benefit Access
Inside Health Policy
 
Expanded Medicare Benefits Plan Raises Questions of Equity
Bloomberg
 
Senate Poised to Deliver Infrastructure Win for Biden Agenda
Bloomberg
 
It's in and it's big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill
Associated Press
 
71% of nursing homes not assessed for quality, safety during COVID
Modern Healthcare
 
Rep. DelBene: How Congress can help deliver right incentives to providers for value-based care
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Care News
Friday, July 30, 2021
 
SNF-Diversion Bill ‘Choose Home’ Introduced, Projected to Save Up to $247M Annually
Home Health Care News
 
Choose Home Care Act Introduced
Home Care Magazine
 
CMS Finalizes Fiscal 2022 Pay Bumps For Hospice, SNF, Psych, IRF
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS announces Medicare pay hikes for providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Dying MA customers are switching to traditional Medicare
Modern Healthcare
 
New bill aims to boost Medicare access to chronic care services
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 29, 2021
 
Bipartisan infrastructure deal sails through first Senate vote
Politico
 
Senate votes to move forward with bipartisan infrastructure bill
CBS News  

Bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal will not touch COVID-19 relief funds but delays Part D rebate rule
Fierce Healthcare
 
GOP Aide: Sens. Won’t Use Provider Relief To Pay For Infrastructure Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Lawmakers back Provider Relief Fund deadline extensions
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Enrollment Starting to Accelerate, as Number of Home Health Agencies Continues to Decline
Home Health Care News
 
Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
 
Providers scramble to prevent Congress from using COVID-19 relief monies to pay for infrastructure
Fierce Healthcare
 
More Providers Urge COVID-19 Vaccine Staff Mandates, AHCA Holds Back
Inside Health Policy
 
Health Care Associations Call for Vaccine Mandate as Threat of the Delta Variant Grows
Home Health Care News
 
Health Equity And Value-Based Payment Systems: Moving Beyond Social Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
 
‘Telehealth Cliff’ Threatens Medicare Patients, Advocates Say
Bloomberg Government
 
Hospitals: Don’t Use $43.7 Billion In Provider Relief For Infrastructure
Inside Health Policy
 
AMA, dozens of health worker groups urge mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations
Modern Healthcare
 
430 groups demand Congressional action on permanently expanding telehealth flexibilities
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 26, 2021
 
Lobbyists: Sens Nail Down Health Care Pay-Fors For Infrastructure
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress Closes In On Using Provider Relief To Pay For Infrastructure
Inside Health Policy
 
'Don't you work with old people?': Many elder-care workers still refuse to get COVID-19 vaccine
Modern Healthcare/ProPublica
 
For Complex Behavioral Health Patients, Home Health Is a Vehicle to Better Care
Home Health Care News
 
Aging Services Providers Slam Possible PRF Plan
Home Health Care News 
 
For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find
Seattle Times
 
Low vaccination rates among nursing home staff imperil elderly
The Hill
 
Rising COVID cases bring fresh worries to Louisiana's nursing homes, scenes of early tragedy
NOLA.com


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 23, 2021
 
Senate Infrastructure Deal in Sight After Medicare Agreement
Bloomberg Government
 
Stakeholders Push Congress To Pass Full $400B For Medicaid Home Care
Inside Health Policy
 
White House, Advocates Seek To Secure New Medicare Benefits In Budget Resolution
Inside Health Policy
 
From the Front Lines to the Corner Office: How the Face of Home Care Ownership Is Changing
Home Health Care News 
 
Opportunities abound for home care agencies, Dombi tells McKnight’s in podcast
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 22, 2021
 
Senate Republicans Block Infrastructure Bill but Talks to Continue
Wall Street Journal
 
American Hospital Association supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Modern Healthcare
 
More medical provider groups push healthcare employers to require COVID-19 vaccination
Fierce Healthcare
 
Congress eyes bigger incentives for Medicare ACO participants
Modern Healthcare 

How hospitals and at-home care providers are empowering nurses to innovate
Healthcare IT News
 
The future of telehealth: Informatics, scalability and interoperability
Healthcare IT New


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
 
Republicans Poised to Thwart Schumer on Infrastructure Vote
Bloomberg
 
Dems Want Dedicated Funding For Direct Care Workers, GOPers Disagree
Inside Health Policy
 
New bill seeks to reverse slide in ACO participation with more shared savings
Fierce Healthcare
 
Aging-in-Place Market Valued at $151B, But Still Overshadowed by Other Care Settings
Home Health Care News
 
Home health discharge rates improve but hospitalizations increase over five-year period: MedPAC report
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
David Totaro of BAYADA Home Health Care: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System
Medium
 
Another COVID risk: Home health care workers who are not vaccinated
Georgia Health News 


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
 
Republicans Warn Schumer on Infrastructure Deal Deadline
Bloomberg
 
House GOP Task Force Will Tackle Health Costs, Drug Access And Supply
Inside Health Policy
 
6 Strategic Focus Areas Shaping Senior Living In Light of Covid-19
Senior Housing News 

How States Could Expand Medicaid HCBS Programs
Home Health Care News
 
Home care’s role in advancing health equity
McKnight’s Senior Living 


Home Health Media Clips 
Monday, July 19, 2021
 
HHS slates funding to address healthcare workforce burnout
Modern Healthcare
 
Digital health dollars hit $15B high driven by telehealth investment in 2021
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home Health Aides, Who Help Elderly And Disabled People, Are In Short Supply
NPR

Bringing home care up to scale
Boston Globe
 
PCORI Looks to Lessen Vaccine Hesitancy Among Long-Term Care Workers
Patient Engagement HIT


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 16, 2021
 
Home Health Agencies to Fight Proposed Medicare Pay Cut
Bloomberg

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Nursing Homes Ask HHS To Distribute Remaining Provider Relief ASAP
Inside Health Policy
 
Low coronavirus vaccination rates in nursing homes leave seniors vulnerable
Axios 

Biden's latest order could boost private equity, end state licensing
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Health Industry Must Prepare for Costs of Consolidation
Home Health Care News
 
UnitedHealth Group CEO: Future Growth Will Come from Home-Based Care Investments
Home Health Care News 
 
As home care worker shortage worsens, calls for change grow
News 13 (FL)


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 15, 2021
 
Senate Democrats' plan boosts spending on Medicare, ACA subsidies, long-term care
Modern Healthcare
 
Pelosi Praises Senate Budget Deal, Touts Medicaid Gap, Medicare Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare Expansion Would Be Financial Balm for an Aging U.S.
Bloomberg
 
Medicare would cover dental, vision and hearing under Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan
CNBC
 
Senate Democrats eye drug pricing policies to fund $3.5 trillion budget deal
STAT News
 
Nursing home staff size related to COVID-19 outbreaks, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
Anthem study: Telehealth helped address pandemic health disparities, but gaps remain
Fierce Healthcare
 
Despite Early Struggles, Home Health Providers Adjusting to the ‘No-Pay RAP’
Home Health Care News
 
Crisis in Direct Care ‘Will Explode’ Without Immediate Government Support, PHI Warns
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
 
CMS Aims To Make Its Incentive Pay Program More Useful For Clinicians
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Proposes To Cover Some Telehealth Through 2023
Inside Health Policy 
 
Medicare telehealth access preserved in physician pay rule—for now
Modern Healthcare
 
Schumer: Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Deal Includes New Medicare Benefits
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate Democrats Split on Spending as Biden Meets Sanders
Bloomberg
 
As Congress Wrestles With Plans to Expand Medicare, Becerra Says Any One Will Do
Kaiser Health News
 
Home care workers rally for better pay, benefits
Chicago Sun Times


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
 
Bill Would Create New Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program
Inside Health Policy
 
Provider groups call Biden executive order on hospital mergers, noncompete clauses misguided and unnecessary
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘The party is winding down’: States and insurers resurrect barriers to telehealth, putting strain on patients
STAT News
 
Telehealth use stabilizing at 38 times pre-COVID-19 levels, McKinsey says
Healthcare Dive 

Local home care workers leave to march on Washington for higher wages
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 12, 2021
 
Biden Competition Order Targets Hospital Mergers, Surprise Medical Bills
Wall Street Journal
 
Executive order calls for DOJ, FTC to review hospital merger guidelines
Fierce Healthcare
 
Why the nursing home biz is on life support
Modern Healthcare
 
Don't turn the convenience of telehealth into a barrier to treatment
The Hill
 
As Pandemic Eases, Home Care Providers Discover Some Costs Stick
Home Health Care News
 
Resilient Healthcare Blazing New Trails for Hospital-at-Home Model
Home Health Care News
 
Obtaining home care should not be such a struggle
Bangor Daily News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 9, 2021
 
CMS proposes to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide
Healthcare Finance News 
 
HHS: Burden Of Proof On Provider Relief Recipients When Reporting
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate Could Take Up Infrastructure, Budget Resolution As Soon As July 19
Inside Health Policy
 
An acute interest in home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Recent Deals Signal Start of a New Home Health Arms Race, Market Shift
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 8, 2021
 
NAHC poised to butt heads with CMS over proposed 2022 home health rules
McKnight’s Senior Living

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Opinion: Home health care belongs in the infrastructure package. We all pay for it anyway.
Washington Post
 
Report Sheds New Light on Looming Caregiving Crisis
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth use falls for third straight month, in-person appointments increase
Modern Healthcare
 
ACOs Ask CMS To Avoid Risk ‘Cliff’ Come 2023
Inside Health Policy
 
LHC Group, SCP Health Form New Partnership to Provide Higher-Acuity Care in the Home
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
 
Progressives ramp up Medicare expansion push in Congress
The Hill
 
Hospital, nursing home employment shrank in June
Modern Healthcare
 
Key surprise billing ban details still murky for providers, insurers
Modern Healthcare
 
Rates of new Covid-19 cases are almost 3 times higher in states with low vaccination rates, new data shows
CNN


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 2, 2021
 
Podcast: Home-based Care Left Out of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan
Health Affairs
 
Provider Relief Reporting Portal Section Goes Live With Brief Outage
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS bans surprise billing
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden admin releases first rule banning surprise medical bills
Fierce Healthcare
 
New Legislation Seeks to Help Seniors Pay for Long-Term Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Why One State Is Investing $54M to Increase Rates for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Democrats Seek to Bridge Gaps Over Medicare, Medicaid Expansion
Bloomberg Government


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 1, 2021
 
‘Extensive’ Proposed Rule Sets Stage for Value-Based Purchasing, PDGM Adjustments
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted
 
Home health advocates to battle CMS over proposed continuation of PDGM-related rate cut
McKnight’s Senior Living

*PQHH Quoted
 
With Workers In Short Supply, Seniors Often Wait Months For Home Health Care
NPR
 
Two Dems Say Both Medicaid, Some Medicare Fixes Could Be In Reconciliation
Inside Health Policy
 
Rising pay in other industries blows holes in healthcare's workforce
Modern Healthcare

 


 
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