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Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
 
Insights from the Frontlines: A Discussion with Home Health Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis
PQHH Blog

*If your organization has stories to share from the frontlines, please contact Kristen at kburke@schmidtpa.com.
 
HHCN Survey: 92% of Home Health Agencies Have Lost Revenue Due to Coronavirus
Home Health Care News

PQHH Quoted
 
House, Senate Ramp Up COVID-19 Hearings As Response Bill Discussions Continue
Inside Health Policy 

HHS Say More High-Impact Areas May Get CARES Funds In Updated FAQ
Inside Health Policy
 
PDGM — Not COVID-19 — Mostly to Blame for Drop in Home Health M&A Activity
Home Health Care News
 
What Increased Bankruptcy Filings Across Health Care Could Mean for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Aides Play Role in COVID Recoveries 
Spectrum News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 1, 2020
 
COVID-19 Forces Home Care Providers to Take a Tailored Approach to Dementia Care
Home Health Care News
 
New York Home Health Agencies Facing $200 Million in 2020 Losses Due to COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
Demand for Home Care Is Expected to Boom. Finding It Might Not Be So Easy.
Barron’s
 
Marsha Blackburn: Telehealth Proves Essential During COVID-19
Tennessee Star
 
Home alone with COVID-19? A monitoring program can help
The Dickinson Press
 
America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.
The Nation
 
State agencies consider which changes to telemedicine should be permanent
The Denver Channel
 
Home healthcare expand services to meet COVID-19 needs
WALB-TV (Ga.) 

FDA Issues EUA Template For At-Home COVID-19 Sample Collection Kits
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 29, 2020
 
The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement
Home Health Care News
 
White House Backs Surprise Billing Ban Without Pay Rate Guidance
Inside Health Policy
 
'If it wasn’t for them I’d be lost': Visiting nurses act as lifeline during pandemic
Wicked  Local Berkley - Berkley, MA
 
HHCN Launches Virtual Demo Day to Connect Home-Based Care Providers to Tech Solutions
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 28, 2020
 
What Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Know About OSHA’s New Guidelines
Home Health Care News
 
Creative COVID-19 Investments Likely to Pay Off Down the Road for Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
W&M Looks At Reducing COVID-19 Disparities Through Medicaid
Inside Health Policy
 
Ohio home health care agencies face closing amid future state budget cuts, COVID-19 crisis
News 5 Cleveland
 
Home health care workers also facing challenges during coronavirus
WTOL-TV 

Rebuilding America: COVID-19 pandemic has not altered mission of home health care
Telegram (Mass.)
 
Couple Bilked Medicaid for $13 Million to Pay for Lavish Lifestyle, U.S. Says
New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 
‘Innovators Will Succeed’: Why Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Start Adapting to the New Normal
Home Health Care News
 
VNA Health Group CEO: I’m Optimistic the Financial Picture Gets Better
Home Health Care News 

W&M To Probe COVID-19 And Minorities; CMS Hasn’t Shared Outcomes Data Yet
Inside Health Policy
 
After Heart Attack, Home Care Can Prevent a Return to Hospital
US News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
 
Coronavirus concerns show increased need, demand for home care, experts say
NBC News 
 
New CMS Medicare Advantage Rule Creates Incentives for Providers to Invest in Telehealth
Home Health Care News
 
New Immigration Rules Could Harm Home-Based Care Workforce
Home Health Care News
 
‘Digital Deserts’ Send Doctors Out on House Calls to Fight Virus
Bloomberg Government
 
Harvard Health Economist Tapped As New Chair Of MedPAC
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 22, 2020
 
Senate Dems Push Health Care Expansions For Next COVID-19 Bill
Inside Health Policy 

Sen. Susan Collins Plans to Introduce Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement Bill ‘Soon’
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus-Induced Recession Could Create Home Care Franchise Boom
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus Daily Update: Senate Adjourns Without PPP Changes; American Well Raises $194M
Home Health Care News 

Nursing Homes: CMS’ Call To Test Residents Unrealistic Without Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
Trump administration slow to distribute grants to Medicaid providers
Modern Healthcare
 
U.S. seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies
Modern Healthcare
 
OMB Clears 2021, 2022 Part D, Medicare Advantage Final Rule
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 21, 2020
 
New Technologies Reshaping the Future of the Home Amid COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
Protecting a vital workforce: home health care aides
Minn Post
 
HHS Awards $225 Million to Expand Rural Virus Testing
Bloomberg 
 
ACOs To CMS: Extend Next Gen ACOs, Set Direct Contracting’s Future
Inside Health Policy
 
E&C Plans Months-Long Probe Of Administration’s COVID-19 Response
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
 
Trump Asks Which COVID-19 Waivers Would Help Economy If Permanent
Inside Health Policy
 
New In-Home COVID-19 Testing Initiative Could Serve as National Roadmap
Home Health Care News 
 
Are your patients refusing home health visits for fear of Covid-19 exposure? Here's how to overcome their fears.
Advisory Board
 
NAHC Urges Permanent Medicare Flexibilities for Use of Technology in Hospice
Home Care 

Growing demand for home health care workers during coronavirus pandemic
My Fox 8

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
 
Why Are Some Health Care Workers Paid Poverty Wages?
New York Times (Video)
 
How the Coronavirus Impacts Home Health Care
The National Interest
 
Home care agency uses remote monitoring tech to track Covid-19 patients' health
Crain’s New York
 
Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits
Home Health Care News 
 
COVID-19 Innovation: PACE Organizations Thriving by Shifting More Care into the Home
Home Health Care News
 
With Key Deadline Approaching, Paycheck Protection Program Still ‘Murky’ for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Distributes $11B To States, Cities, Tribes For COVID-19 Testing
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 18, 2020
 
House Passes Dem-Backed COVID-19 Bill That Will Fail In Senate
Inside Health Policy
 
After Weeks of Coronavirus Chaos, Home-Based Care Providers Welcome Early Signs of Normalcy
Home Health Care News
 
To Tackle New Senior Care Challenges, MA Plans Lean Further into Social Determinants of Health
Home Health Care News
 
How coronavirus could forever change home health care, leaving vulnerable older adults without care and overburdening caregivers
Westport News
 
Home health care after acute MI reduces readmission risk
Healio

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 15, 2020
 
Pelosi moving swiftly on $3 trillion relief plan despite Dem gripes
Politico
 
House Stimulus Package Sets Aside $200 Billion for Front-Line Worker Hazard Pay
Home Health Care News
 
As COVID-19 Cases Mount, National Spotlight Turns to Hazard Pay for Front-Line Workers
Home Health Care News
 
Pay Cuts, Furloughs and PDGM: Pennant Group Weighs in on COVID-19 Disruption
Home Health Care News
 
Home Elder Care Workers See Medicare Fraud Convictions Upheld
Bloomberg
 
Providers: ACO Changes Are Helpful, But CMS Can Go Further
Inside Health Policy
 
The payer-provider disconnect
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 14, 2020
 
Home Care Professionals Should not Be Sidelined During Crisis
Real Clear Health
 
Elective surgery moratorium takes toll on patients
Washington Examiner
 
Fearing CMS ‘Day of Reckoning,’ Home Health Providers Shy Away from Coronavirus Relief Funds
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Awards $15 Million for Telehealth Workforce Training
Bloomberg 

Democrats’ $3 Trillion Aid Bill Has Seeds for Eventual GOP Deal
Bloomberg 

‘Rare Flexibility’ for Medicare Advantage Plans Could Lead to Home Care Inflection Point
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
 
House Democrats Unveil Sweeping New COVID-19 Relief Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Home aides fight to be treated like essential health care workers during coronavirus
Milford Daily News
 
As COVID-19 Worsens Mental Health Conditions, Home Health Providers Refocus Their Operations
Home Health Care News

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 

House Democrats Won’t Vote on Stimulus Proposal Before Friday
Bloomberg 

Ways & Means Chair Asks CMS To Slow Down Allowing Elective Care
Inside Health Policy
 
House Coronavirus Oversight Panel to Focus on U.S. Reopening
Bloomberg

As I see it: Supporting home care, hospice heroes leading us through COVID-19
Telegram (MA)

Coronavirus Could Lead to More Home Health Bankruptcies, Legal Experts Predict
Home Health Care News

Why the Coronavirus May Lessen the Home Health Industry’s Nursing Shortage
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 11, 2020
 
HHS Gives Providers Extra Time To Accept Terms For COVID-19 Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare loses 1.4 million jobs in April as unemployment rate hits 14.7%
Modern Healthcare
 
Home care heroes: Nurses, aides carry on amid coronavirus outbreak
Battle Creek Enquirer
 
More people on South Shore are seeking home health care during quarantine
Wicked Local
 
Letter: Spirit of home health, hospice workers shines during pandemic
Eagle Tribune

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 8, 2020
 

Phony Emails, Unverified Products and Price Gouging: Red Flags for In-Home Care Providers Hunting for PPE
Home Health Care News
 
Latest Round Of HHS Relief Focuses On Rural Providers, Hotspots
Inside Health Policy
 
Pandemic Expands Telehealth Despite Privacy Law: HIPAA Explained
Bloomberg
 
Senior Living Providers Fight for Covid Funds, Protective Gear
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 7, 2020
 
Home Health Providers Likely to Face Future COVID-19 Fallout
Home Health Care News
 
Better Training, Reimbursement Needed to Sustain Growing Demand for Home-Based Care Amid COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
House Dems Prioritizing State Funding In Upcoming Stimulus Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Does Your Home Health Worker Present A Coronavirus Threat?
Forbes
 
Visiting nurses help coronavirus patients return home from the hospital and still get care
Rockland/Westchester Journal News
 
Jacksonville: Single mother beats COVID-19 with home health care treatment
Action News Jax
 
‘Fighting for you,’ a home health hero for National Nurses Week
New York Amsterdam News
 
Augusta Health recognizing nurses during their week
WHSV 3

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
 
For those needing in-home care, a dire decision amid a pandemic
Washington Post
 
Home-Based Care Advocates Call for Presumptive Eligibility, Direct Care Workers Fund
Home Health Care News
 
Stakeholders Seek Legislative Fix To Allow Stand-Alone Telehealth
Inside Health Policy
 
In-home care agency helps keep seniors, disabled safe
Sun Gazette
 
Local home health agency changes name to show amount of services it now offers
Wyoming News Now
 
In-home healthcare workers are afraid of conditions midst COVID-19
WOWK-TV
 
Protect Patient Privacy When Inviting Media Coverage, HHS Says
Bloomberg
 
CMS Permits Outpatient Services in the Home
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
 
Coronavirus Consequence: Home Health Agencies See Spike in LUPAs
Home Health Care News
 
Home Care Professionals Should Not Be Sidelined During Coronavirus Crisis
Issues & Insights (Former Investor’s Business Daily  Editorials Team)
 
DeGette, Upton Ask How To Modernize CMS In Cures 2.0 Concept Paper
Inside Health Policy 

Coronavirus Pouring Gasoline on Interoperability Fire for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Certified Home Health Aides are a Life-Line During the COVID-19 Pandemic
TAP Into

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 4, 2020
 
Disabled, elderly going without home care amid shortage of protective gear and tests
Politico
 
Service Industry, Surgical Center Layoffs Help Bolster Home-Based Care Workforce
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus Daily Update: Lawmakers Push for Official ‘Essential Worker’ Designation for Home Health Aides; Reopening Begins
Home Health Care News 

Opinion: Home health care workers need coronavirus protection
The Coloradoan 

Home care is new front in virus fight
Borneo Bulletin
 
Senior living operators are protecting vulnerable populations  | Opinion
The Tennessean


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 1, 2020

The First Rounds of Coronavirus Relief Didn't Include Primary Caregivers. These Lawmakers Want to Change That.
Time
 
CMS Again Expands Telehealth, Upping Reimbursement, Provider Types
Inside Health Policy
 
Latest Round of COVID-19 Medicare Waivers Changes Little for Struggling Home Health AgenciesHome Health Care News 

CMS issues second round of sweeping changes to support providers during COVID-19 pandemicHealthcare Finance News 

Senior Living Facilities Enlist Home-Based Care Providers Amid COVID-19 Staffing Battle
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 fight in long-term care not limited to nursing homes or for-profits, LeadingAge tells federal officials
McKnights Senior Living 

Covid-prompted 400% rise in engagement led this home health startup to emerge from stealth
MedCity News
 
Home health care workers struggle to find PPE
Muskogee Phoenix 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 30, 2020

79% of Voters Think Another COVID-19 Wave Within the Next Year Is Likely
Morning Consult

How Home Health Nursing Has Changed in the Era of COVID-19
Daily Nurse 

Home health care still option during pandemic
WISH-TV | Indianapolis News 

Pandemic Adds Stress to Homebound Seniors, Changes Routine for Healthcare Workers
My News 13

In-home passive monitoring can help seniors stay independent
MobiHealthNews

The hidden health care workers on the front lines
WCAX-TV


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Coronavirus Strengthening Home Health Provider Relationships with In-Home Primary Care Doctors
Home Health Care News

CMS Decision to Cease Advance Payments May Prove Shortsighted
Home Health Care News

Providers are evolving to offer home care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's how they're doing it

Fierce Healthcare

Home health care workers and personal assistants make changes in age of COVID-19
Idaho Press

Pandemic heroes: home health care nurses, workers
KEYC-TV

In-home health aids face challenges on the front lines of COVID-19
WKRN-TV

Coronavirus: More people may opt for in-home care over nursing homes
The Florida Times Union


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 28, 2020


'You Are a Miracle': Home Care Is New Front in Virus Fight
New York Times


CMS Stops Advance Payments In Part B, Citing Other Relief Funds
Inside Health Policy

Cash Flow Conversations: Breaking Down CARES Act Relief Funds, CMS Accelerated Payments
Home Health Care News 

Home health care workers show up despite coronavirus: ‘If we stop, then where will they be?'
NJ.com

Cures 2.0 Aims to Speed Up Virus Response, Curb Future Outbreaks

Bloomberg

Coronavirus: More people may opt for in-home care over nursing homes
Florida Today

Home health workers emerge on the front line in COVID-19 battle
Addison Independent

Coronavirus Prompting Home Care Agencies to Launch New Service Lines
Home Health Care News

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 27, 2020

Home care is new front in virus fight
Crain’s New York Business

Home health care adapting during COVID-19
KOAA-TV (CO)

Trump’s Health Priorities Set Aside, Maybe for Good, by Pandemic
Bloomberg Government

CMS Suspends Advance Payment Program
Home Health Care News

Home Care Companies Using Paycheck Protection Program for Hazard Pay
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 24, 2020
HHS Hoping to Remedy Emergency Payment Shortcomings in New $40B Funding Round
Home Health Care News
Houses Passes $484 Billion COVID-19 Package, President To Sign
Inside Health Policy
Whitehouse, Cassidy Ask CMS To Offer ACOs More Relief Amid Pandemic
Inside Health Policy
Pelosi, McConnell Set to Collide on Follow-Up to $3 Trillion Aid
Bloomberg 
Instead of building more hospitals, turn bedrooms into hospital rooms
San Antonio Express News
Home health care workers making a difference
Payson Round Up
Home Helpers CEO: FDA’s Approval of At-Home COVID-19 Test Is ‘a Great First Step’
Home Health Care News 
Home health nurses: unheralded heroes on the pandemic’s front lines
The Times News

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Possible COVID-19 Hotspots for Home Health Providers to Watch
Home Health Care News

New Phase Of CARES Funds Will Help Hard-Hit Hospitals, Rural Providers
Inside Health Policy 

Virus Hot Spots, Rural Hospitals in Line for $20 Billion Payout
Bloomberg 

Medicare still expected to grow to 6% of GDP by 2026, but COVID-19 could speed insolvency
Healthcare Dive

COVID-19 could cause Medicare reserves to run out before 2026
Modern Healthcare 

Many home health care workers on front lines but unprotected
East Oregonian

Home Health Care News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Senate Passes Emergency Funding For Providers, Small Businesses
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS, ONC Push Back Interoperability Policies As OIG Proposes Penalties
Inside Health Policy 
Fast-Growing Home Care Industry Still Dominated by Small Providers
Home Health Care News 
Coronavirus Paving the Way for Home Infusion Services Moving Forward
Home Health Care News

Advocating for Home Health Workers in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Home Care Magazine

Recognizing importance of home health care during COVID-19
News Center Maine

Home Health Care News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
 
Home care agencies struggle to be paid for outbreak-related telehealth services
Crain’s New York Business
*NAHC/PQHH Report Mentioned
 
Home health aides treating coronavirus patients desperate for PPE
FOX News 

Coronavirus Daily Update: LUPA Rates Up; COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Home Health Agency
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Plan to Resume Elective Procedures Could End Home Health Business Lull
Home Health Care News 
Next COVID-19 Package Will Include $75B In Funding For Providers
Inside Health Policy 
Latest COVID-19 Response Deal Coming Into Focus, CARES Funding Coming Soon
Inside Health Policy

Many Home Health Care Workers On Front Lines But Unprotected
The Lund Report 

Negotiations over interim coronavirus aid bill hit snag on state, local government funding
NBC News

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 20, 2020
 
Small Home Health Agencies Fighting to Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Regulatory Uncertainty
Home Health Care News


Op-Ed: Instead of building more hospitals, turn bedrooms into hospital rooms
LA Times 

In-home health care workers caring for elderly without PPE
KATU-TV

Industry Insiders: Too Early to Tell How Coronavirus Will Affect Admission Patterns, PDGM Reimbursement
Home Health Care News
 
14 COVID-19 cases linked to Rutherford County home health agency
WLOS 
 
Home health care workers on the front lines of coronavirus
Sentinel Tribune
 
Safety fears leave fewer home health aides to care for coronavirus patients
Newsday

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 17, 2020
 
Home Care Agencies And Workers Are The Next Ground Zero For COVID-19
Forbes
 
The Home Health Workers On The Pandemic’s Frontlines
WAMU (Audio)
 
Calm Before the Storm: In-Home Care Providers Brace for COVID-19 Surge
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Care Dealmaking on the Rise in Early 2020
Home Health Care News 
 

Moorestown Visiting Nurses Still Make Housecalls Amid Outbreak
Patch (NJ)

Physicians’ Groups Seek Broad Financial Relief In Fourth COVID-19 Bill
Inside Health Policy

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 16, 2020
 
Verma: CMS Weighs What Reg Relief Could Extend Beyond COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Out of Sight, Major Challenges for Those Providing Home Health Care
NJ Spotlight
 
TN's home health care aides, short on supplies, continue care for fragile patients as COVID-19 spreads
The Tennessean
 
Accelerated Payments from CMS Can Help Medicare Providers Stay Afloat, But Come with Potential Dangers
Home Health Care News 
 
Covid-19 Turns Senior Living’s Usual Health Care Partners Into Infection Risks
Senior Housing News
 
Many ACOs May Exit Medicare Shared Savings Program Because of Pandemic
Medscape
 
‘I Deserve to Be Respected’: Home Care Workers Make Emotional Plea for Better Treatment
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
 
CMS Emergency Payments to Home Health Providers Aren’t ‘No Strings Attached’
Home Health Care News

Coronavirus Worsening Workforce Challenges for Many In-Home Caregivers
Home Health Care News 
 
Home health aides and the vital role they play during the coronavirus pandemic
WTKR-TV
 
Home health care workers on front lines of coronavirus care
WREG-TV
 
Home Health Positioned to Assist Coronavirus Response
Baker City Herald
 
Letter to the editor: Goodness prevails with home health care workers
Tribune-Review 

Telemedicine Firms Move to Expand Footprint in Coronavirus Fight
Bloomberg

‘The Reality Is, It’s Incredibly Hard’
The Atlantic

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
 
Negotiations On Another COVID-19 Package Continue As CMS Allocates CARES Act Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
COVID-19 visiting nurses home care: 'Extremely rewarding … and extremely scary'
app.
 
Home health-care workers in US at tipping point amid coronavirus outbreak
CNBC


Medicare Cost-Savings Program Could See Exodus of Providers
Bloomberg

 
Covid-19 Revives Debate over Economic Benefits of Deregulation
Bloomberg

 
HHCN Poll: 24% of Home Health Agencies Have Laid Off Therapy Staff Post-PDGM
Home Health Care News
 
How home health workers are coping during coronavirus
NJ.com
 
How home healthcare workers are handling Covid-19 pandemic
News Channel 6 Now (TX)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 13, 2020
 
318,000 Providers Have 30 Days To Accept $30 Billion With Conditions
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Releases Allocation Details, Conditions of Participation for Emergency Payments to Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
In-Home Care Serves A Niche During Pandemic
The Intelligencer
 
Senior Helpers CEO: Home Care Providers Can’t Stop Caring in Times of Crisis
Home Health Care News
 
Telemedicine helps elderly patients stay home during pandemic
Jefferson City News Tribune
 
Home health services take center stage amid outbreak
The Moultrie Observer
 
CMS Loosens Telehealth, Clinician Scope-of-Practice Rules
MedScape
 
HHS Rolls Out Initial $30 Billion for Hospitals From CARES Act (1)
Bloomberg

OIG: Iowa Overpaid Medicaid-Reimbursed Home Health Providers by $37.1M
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Care Workers In Need Of PPE Amid Coronavirus Crisis
iHeartRadio

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 9, 2020

For Home Health Agencies, Streamlined Documentation Is More Important Than Ever
Home Health Care News

Hospitals, HHS At Odds On $100B Fund As Dems Say More Is Coming
Inside Health Policy

Virus fears impact retention efforts by home care providers
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Home health care workers seek protective gear amid coronavirus outbreak
CT Post

In-home health care workers overcoming challenges brought on by pandemic
Fox 2 News

 

Home Health Care News
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Joanne Cunningham of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Speaks on COVID-19 (VIDEO)
Managed Healthcare Executive

Low on Resources, Home-Based Care Providers Continue to Navigate COVID-19 Crisis in the Dark
Home Health Care News

Loopholes in COVID-19 Unemployment Program Threaten to Deplete Home Care Workforce
Home Health Care News

Verma: Providers Will See $30 Billion In CARES Act Grants Soon
Inside Health Policy

States, Providers Brace for `War Zone’ in Next Coronavirus Wave
Bloomberg

Home health nurses seeing shortages of protective gear
WINK News

Connecticut Executive Order Prevents Surprise Billing For COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.
New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

47% of Providers Believe COVID-19 Will Have a Negative Long-Term Impact on Their Businesses
Home Health Care News

Home-Focused Area Agencies on Aging Proven to Reduce Medicare Spending
Home Health Care News

Home health care workers taking extra precautions during coronavirus pandemic
Rock City Now

Equipment shortage puts Triangle home health care workers in danger during coronavirus outbreak
CBS 17 (NC)

Thousands of dollars worth of masks, gloves stolen from home health care agency
KHON TV (HI)

US Hospitals Facing Severe Challenges From COVID-19, HHS Report Says
MedScape

NHPCO Fights for PPE for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers
Reported Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 6, 2020

NAHC: Home Health Prepared to Help Relieve Coronavirus Strain on System
Home Care Magazine

Home health care workers are taking care of America's most vulnerable – and they're doing it without PPE
CBS News

Telemedicine regulatory barriers continue to drop for COVID-19
Modern Healthcare 

In-home care providers save us a bundle — and need our help amid COVID-19
Colorado Politics

Lessons Learned: Home-Based Care Is Key to Fighting Coronavirus, Italian Doctors Advise
Home Health Care News

COVID-19 Slows Home-Based PE Activity for Now, But Could Boost Long-Term Interest
Home Health Care News

Home health providers facing balancing act
News Tribune


Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides
LA Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
​Friday, April 3, 2020

For Home Health Providers to Support Hospitals, More Federal Barriers Need to Be Lifted
Home Health Care News
NAHC-PQHH Report

Home Health Provider Feeling COVID-19 Heat: ‘We Are Not the Fire, We Are the Fire Department’
Home Health Care News

In-Home Care Providers Must ‘Keep Pedal Down on Recruitment’ Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Home Health Care News

3M CEO on N95 Masks: ‘Demand Exceeds Our Production Capacity’
Wall Street Journal

Inside America’s mask crunch: A slow government reaction and an industry wary of liability
Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 2, 2020

With U.S. Cases of COVID-19 Continuing to Climb, Nation’s Home Health Providers Stand Ready to Offer Relief for Inundated Hospitals, Alternative Care Setting for Infected or At-Risk Americans
PQHH/NAHC Report

PAs and NPs Celebrates Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act in COVID-19 Legislation
Clinical Advisor

Shortage of protective equipment in Colorado hitting home health care workers hard
The Gazette (CO)

More Telehealth, Less Red Tape: What Agencies Should Know About CMS’s Home Health Changes
Home Health Care News

As PPE Shortages Continue, Bayada Uses Year’s Worth of Supplies in a Week
Home Health Care News

HHS OIG Watching For Bad Actors, But Will Be Flexible During COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Update: NAHC Applauds New CMS Flexibilities; At-Home Care Workers Get Pay Boosts
Home Health Care News

CMS Relaxes Rules on Scope of Practice, Telemedicine During COVID-19
MedPage Today

Medical Groups Eye More Aid Before First $100 Billion Doled Out
Bloomberg

CMS Eases ACO, CJR Policies, May Release More Rules For Other APMs
Inside Health Policy

Walden, Alexander Warn Of Surprise Bills From COVID-19 Care
Inside Health Policy

How Cash-Strapped Home Health Agencies Can Take Advantage of the CARES Act
Home Health Care News

Stimulus funnels billions to health care for spending unrelated to COVID-19
Fortune

 

Home Health Care News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CMS Offers Wide-Ranging Flexibility To Medicare Providers
Inside Health Policy

CMS Lifts More Telehealth Requirements In Medicare Amid COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

Home Care Providers Presumably Exempt from New Paid Sick Leave Rules — But Further Clarification Needed
Home Health Care News

NAHC Seeks Clarity on Paid Sick Leave for Home Health
Home Care Magazine

COVID-19 causes more harm to seniors than just death
The Hill

Some Nevada residential facilities denying access to home healthcare workers
FOX 5 News

Home Health Aides Seek Basic Protections
CT News Junkie

Dealing With The Added Challenges Of Home Care During The Coronavirus Crisis
Forbes

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus limbo: Seniors need to leave hospitals but some nursing homes won’t let them return
The Washington Post

House Passes CARES Act, Fast Forwarding Home Health Care Innovation Beyond COVID-19
Home Health Care News (PQHH quoted)

CMS Expands Medicare Accelerated Payment Program to Help with COVID-19 Cash Flow Challenges
Home Health Care News

Sen. Collins: Aid package will limit COVID-19’s economic damage
Press Herald (ME)

Hospice Coalition Calls on FEMA for More PPE During Pandemic
Hospice News

America’s Hospitals Teeter on Frontlines of Coronavirus Battle
Bloomberg

Coronavirus challenges home health aides as they try to provide safe care
Newsday

Home healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 without social distancing
FOX 5 Atlanta

Home health care firms play it safe
Democrat Gazette (AR)

For patients and workers alike, home health visits fraught with fears of coronavirus
Boston Globe

COVID-19 Could Shorten Medicare Trust Fund’s Solvency
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 27, 2020

What Home Health Providers Need to Know About the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package
Home Health Care News

Providers Ask CMS For Interim Payments During Pandemic
Inside Health Policy

Medicare Covid-19 Spending Could Exceed $115 Billion, Study Says
Bloomberg

Home healthcare providers still serving patients, keeping them out of hospitals
WCSC-TV (SC)

Home Health Providers at ‘Breaking Point’ as Coronavirus Ups Demand, Saps Supplies
Insurance Journal (Reuters)

In the midst of a pandemic, in-home care providers face new challenges, stresses
Minnesota Public Radio

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 26, 2020

'We want to live': At-risk adults, home health care workers fear coronavirus
USA Today

Home Health Workers ‘Drowning in the Need to Be Tested’ for COVID-19
Home Health Care News

$2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Would Relax Home Health Certification Requirements, Encourage Telehealth Use
Home Health Care News

Winners and Losers in Congress’s $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Plan
Bloomberg

Home Health: A View From the Front Lines
Home Care Magazine

Lacking Support, Home Health Workers are on the Frontlines Of a Pandemic
KVTF

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Community, Not Competition: How the Home Care Industry is Coming Together to Fight the Coronavirus
Home Health Care News

Are Vital Home Health Workers Now A Safety Threat?
Kaiser Health News

Medicare, Medicaid Provisions In Draft Compromise Mirror Senate Package
Inside Health Policy

Compromise COVID-19 Bill Funds Extenders Through Nov. 30
Inside Health Policy

Home health workers among essential employees risking COVID-19 exposure every day
ABC News (Philly)

COVID-19: AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits
MedScape

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Congress is getting closer to a deal on the massive coronavirus stimulus bill
CNBC

Coronavirus Causes Demand for In-Home Telehealth Technology to Skyrocket
Home Health Care News

Coronavirus Daily Update: CMS Will Not Authorize Standard Surveys for Home Health Agencies
Home Health Care News

CMS Relaxes Quality Reporting For 2019, 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Inside Health Policy

Are There Alternatives To Hospital Care For COVID-19 Patients?
Forbes

Pandemic forces family members into new role: Caregivers for elderly loved ones
The Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 23, 2020

Home Health Advocates to CMS: Stop Waiting to Cut ‘Meaningless Red Tape’
Home Health Care News

As National Response to Coronavirus Hits Critical Juncture, Home-Based Care Providers Fight for More Support
Home Health Care News

Policymakers Can’t Afford to Neglect Home Care Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic
Home Health Care News

Senate GOP COVID-19 Package Tackles Workforce, Telehealth
Inside Health Policy

States Get New CMS Tools to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak
Bloomberg

Stimulus Bill Jeopardizes Drug Pricing, Surprise Billing Policies
Inside Health Policy

Telemedicine in the time of coronavirus
The Hill

Telehealth can help flatten the curve for coronavirus
Dominion Post

Home health care industry is booming
Herald-Dispatch

Coronavirus has home health care nurse frightened for her and her patient's safety
WSYX-TV

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 20, 2020

Home telehealth and testing companies pivot to mail-in coronavirus tests
Fierce Healthcare

Senate GOP wants to suspend Medicare sequester, expand telehealth
Modern Healthcare

Health centers, home health, hospital support workers express concern over safety
Crains Detroit Business

In-home health providers take precautions against coronavirus
ABC News 4 (SC)

Anxious times for home health workers
Citizen Voice

Home Health Industry Watches On As New York Providers Navigate Coronavirus Minefield
Home Health Care News

VNA Health Group CEO: Home Health Agencies Face Uncertain Future Without Policy, Payment Support
Home Health Care News

Home Care Agencies Seek Exemption Status in Potentially Devastating COVID-19 Relief Law
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Home Health Agencies Want Medicare to Pay for Telephone Visits
Bloomberg
PQHH & NAHC Quoted

Coronavirus Daily Update: Home Health Agencies Near ‘Breaking Point’; Trump Signs Paid Sick Leave Package
Home Health Care News

Senate Passes COVID-19 Bill, Ensuring Free Tests, Upping Medicaid Match
Inside Health Policy

Virus Medical Gear Shortage Seen Requiring Millions to Remedy
Bloomberg

How Maine’s home care workers for elderly are handling the coronavirus
Bangor Daily News

In-home health care workers short on supplies
KOLD-TV

Post-Acute Care Policy Expert: PDGM May Support COVID-19 Treatment
Home Health Care News

New protocol for in-home health care providers amid spread of COVID-19
KSHB-TV

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Update: PQHH Makes COVID-19 Recommendations; CMS Doubles Down on Telehealth
Home Health Care News
*PQHH mentioned

GOP senators close to agreement among themselves on coronavirus stimulus package
CNN

CMS expands Medicare telehealth services to fight COVID-19
Modern Healthcare

Surge in patients overwhelms telehealth services amid coronavirus pandemic
STAT

CMS, OIG, Office For Civil Rights Ease Use Of Telehealth In Medicare
Inside Health Policy

Covid-19 Makes Virtual Doctor Visits Tempting but Hazards Linger
Bloomberg

Provider Groups Ask Medicare to Shield Them From Covid-19 Losses
Bloomberg

As Coronavirus Surges, Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living At Home
Kaiser Health News

Home care nurses go above and beyond to help patients during COVID-19
Fox 13 – Salt Lake City

Ohio governor asked to help home health aides amidst coronavirus pandemic
News 5 Cleveland

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Update: CMS Gives Home Health Agencies OASIS Flexibility
Home Health Care News

Hospital-at-Home Programs Ready to Play Critical Role If Coronavirus Cases Spike
Home Health Care News

Home Health Agencies Conquering Fear of PDGM Boogeyman
Home Health Care News

Nursing Home Staffing Woes Complicate Battle Against Coronavirus
Bloomberg

Doctors, Hospital Groups Seek $1 Billion to Aid Virus Response
Bloomberg

Hospitals Ask For End To Medicare Sequester, Providers Ask For $1B
Inside Health Policy

Hospitals, Insurers To Ban Surprise Bills For COVID-19 Care
Inside Health Policy

Coronavirus Threatens Strained Rural Health Care System
Pew Trusts

Expand Medicaid now
Dallas Morning News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 16, 2020

HHCN Poll: 31% of Home-Based Care Providers Have Been Affected by COVID-19
Home Health Care News
*PQHH quoted

Trump: HHS Will Waive Hospital, Telehealth Restrictions
Inside Health Policy

Administration Ramps Up COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Inside Health Policy

Coronavirus Copay Testing Covered, Health Insurers Say
Bloomberg BNA

How to protect older people from the coronavirus
Salt Lake City Tribune (NYT)

Home visit health care industry expected to grow during coronavirus pandemic
The Denver Channel

Home health care calls on the rise amid virus outbreak
FOX 10 News Phoenix

It’s Time To Take Patient Experience Measurement And Reporting To A New Level: Next Steps For Modernizing And Democratizing National Patient Surveys
Health Affairs



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 13, 2020

Grassley Wants Telehealth Waivers Implemented Quickly
Inside Health Policy

Challenges of New Medicare Telehealth Rules Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
MHealthIntelligence

E&C Health Panel Passes Three Bills To Strengthen Patient Protections
Inside Health Policy

Newly Unveiled Medicare Advantage Data Highlights Biggest Opportunities for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News

After PDPM, ‘More Than Half’ of Therapists Report Mandate to Provide Group, Concurrent Therapy
Skilled Nursing News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 12, 2020

NAHC Urges CMS to Make Sweeping Regulatory Changes as Coronavirus Hits Pandemic Status
Home Health Care News

Home Health Agencies Want Medicare Regulations Relaxed Amid COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

Emergency Coronavirus Measure Introduced by House Democrats
Bloomberg

Virtually Perfect? Telemedicine for Covid-19
New England Journal of Medicine

New Legislation Presents Challenge to Stretched Home Health Agencies
Home Care Magazine

Tech Company Reshaping Dementia Care for Home Care Agencies, Family Caregivers
Home Health Care News

Human Resources Advice for Home Health Agencies
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CMS Issues Home Health COVID-19 Guidance, Eases Supplies Standards
Home Health Care News

Federally Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Would ‘Add Fuel to the Fire’ for In-Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News

CMS, Humana Call Attention to Telehealth ‘Lifeline’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Home Health Care News

Local home health makes a huge difference
Paulding Progress

UPDATE: Senior facilities take steps vs. COVID-19
Daily Messenger

Only 33% of Adults See Themselves Aging in Place
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Scare Likely to Boost Telehealth Adoption Among Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News

As Home Health Providers Adapt to PDGM, PDPM Proving to be Unsustainable
Home Health Care News

Health Tech Companies Face New Patient Data Sharing Rules
Bloomberg

One-third of Medicare ICU patients skip at-home rehab after discharge, study finds
Beckers Hospital Review

Maine lawmakers debate how to fix Maine home health care crisis
WGME

Sen. Shenna Bellows: Maine must do better by our seniors and their caretakers
Central Maine

'Who's Going To Help Them?': Caregivers Brace For The Spread Of Coronavirus
NPR
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 9, 2020

Georgetown Home Care Cuts Re-Hospitalization Rate to All-Time Low 4.7%
Home Health Care News

Humana Launches Medicare Advantage SDoH Program

Home Health Care News

Dems Ask CMS To Let States Expand Medicaid Coverage Amid COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

Azar: Up To 4 Million COVID-19 Tests Will Be ‘Driving Forward’ Next WeekInside Health Policy
 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 6, 2020

Medicare Called ‘Vulnerable’ on Coordinated Care Payments
Bloomberg

Senate Sends $7.8 Billion Virus Bill to Trump for Signature
Bloomberg

Avoiding Panic, Educating Staff Keys to Surviving Coronavirus Scare
Home Health Care News

Medicare Pays For Coronavirus Tests, AHIP To Ease Coverage Requirements
Inside Health Policy

Home Care Workers Are Underpaid, Uninsured, and on the Front Lines of Fighting Coronavirus
Mother Jones

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 5, 2020

As Confirmed Cases Rise, Home Health Industry Turns Its Attention to Coronavirus
Home Health Care News

Coronavirus Funding Package Waives Medicare Telehealth Restrictions
Inside Health Policy

CMS Issues COVID-19 Guide For Nursing Homes, Hospitals; 15,000 Inspections Likely
Inside Health Policy

NAHC’s Dombi: Agencies Aren’t Panicking in the Streets Over PDGM
Home Health Care News

How Will PDGM Affect M&A? The payment model’s effects on industry moves.
Home Care Magazine

Home-Based Care Providers Positioned to Capitalize on Senior Living Sector’s Staffing Crisis
Home Health Care News

CMS to ‘Immediately’ Refocus Nursing Home Inspections on Infection Control Amid Coronavirus
Skilled Nursing News

Preparing for Emergencies & Disasters Before They Happen
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CMS: Home Health Agencies Should Provide Therapy Services Under PDGM
Inside Health Policy

Survey: 80% of Home Health Agencies Experiencing Early Reimbursement Turbulence
Home Health Care News

BrightSpring Adds to Suite of Services After Acquiring Home Health, Home Infusion Businesses
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Democrats face big test over healthcare agenda on Super Tuesday
Modern Healthcare

Stay Home From Work? Many Kentuckians Can't.
WMKY-FM (Ky.)

Coronavirus Outbreak Adds Urgency To Drug Pricing Debate
Inside Health Policy

Nursing home outbreak spotlights coronavirus risk in elder care facilities
Modern Healthcare

‘Wake-Up Call’ Prompts $8.5M Emergency Reimbursement Effort
Home Health Care News

Home Care Grapples With The Challenges Of An Evolving Sector
Business West

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 2, 2020

Incentives, Upheaval Under New Home Health Payment Model Present Major Skilled Nursing Opportunity
Skilled Nursing News

Tips for finding a reliable home health aide: Health Matters
Cleveland Plain Dealer

HouseWorks CEO: Investing in Senior Housing Relationships Yields Huge Referral Dividends
Home Health Care News

Home, Health Go Hand In Hand, According To Policy Group's Report
Wisconsin Public Radio

Hospitals, nurses ask Congress for funding to fight coronavirus
Modern Healthcare

Integrating social care and elder care has many benefits
McKnight’s
 

 


 

 


 
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