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Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 17, 2021
 
CMS: States Can Give HCBS Providers Additional Retainer Payments
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Releases New Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid HCBS
Home Health Care News
 
The 'frills' of Biden's infrastructure plan are real needs
The Hill
 
Providers Applaud Bill To Establish Electronic Prior Auth System For MA
Inside Health Policy
 
At-Home Care for the Elderly
New York Times (LTE)
 
Many home care providers may continue mask-wearing requirement despite new CDC guidance
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Mor: Time to rethink U.S. nursing home landscape
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 14, 2020
 
Post-Acute Care Groups: Pass Bill To Delay Unified Payment System
Inside Health Policy
 
Officials Lay Out Rules for Expanding Medicaid’s Home-Based Care
Bloomberg Government
 
Poll finds Americans favor investment in home- and-community-based services in Biden’s infrastructure plan
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
CMS guides states on securing funding for home- and community-based services
Modern Healthcare
 
CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Forego Masks, Social Distancing
Inside Health Policy
 
Bipartisan bill would revamp Medicare Advantage prior authorization
Modern Healthcare



Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 12, 2021
 
Nominee to Lead Medicare, Medicaid Moves Closer to Confirmation
Bloomberg
 
Senate Moves Closer To Confirming Brooks-LaSure As CMS Head
Inside Health Policy
 
Becerra Pressed On Surprise Billing, Short-Term Plans, Medicare
Inside Health Policy
 
Becerra: Need For Provider Relief Outpaces Availability Of Funds
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare Is Coming Home—Here’s How to Keep It There
Chief Healthcare Executive
 
Biden plan may help mitigate worker shortage for home care providers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Q&A: Hospital at home programs reduce readmissions, provide other benefits
Healio
 
Mayo Clinic And Kaiser Permanente Invest $100 Million In ‘Hospital Care At Home’ Venture
Forbes
 
Why the SNF of Tomorrow Might Look Like Today’s Assisted Living Community
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
 
Senate Approves Andrea Palm to Serve as HHS Second-in-Command
Bloomberg
 
HHS Faces Growing Pressure From Congress, Providers On COVID-19 Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Requires LTC Providers Report Vaccination Rates, Educate Staff And Residents
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS requires nursing homes to offer COVID-19 vaccines, education
Modern Healthcare
 
Congress eyes private equity-owned nursing homes after COVID-19 deaths
Modern Healthcare
 
Making home the safest place to be in an unsafe time
Modern Healthcare
 
How Home-Focused Conveners Bridge the Gap Between Payers, Providers
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
 
Treasury Begins Latest COVID-19 Relief Distributions To States, Cities
Inside Health Policy
 
Mother and Daughter Do the Same Job. Why Does One Make $9 More an Hour?
New York Times
 
UnitedHealth launching post-discharge home program for group Medicare Advantage plans
Healthcare Finance News 
 
Advocates Say Illinois Should Learn From COVID Crisis On Long-Term Care And Nursing Shortage
NPR Illinois


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 10, 2021

UnitedHealthcare launches home health option for Medicare Advantage group retirees
McKnight's Senior Living

Long-haul covid-19 renews push to expand palliative care
Washington Post

Hospitals Ask HHS To Extend Provider Relief Spending Deadline
Inside Health Policy

AHA: Let providers spend COVID relief funds after June deadline
Modern Healthcare

Home Care Companies Could See Healthy Gains with Fitness-Focused Partnerships
Home Health Care News

Medicare To Begin Reimbursing Ambulances For Treatment In Place
Inside Health Policy

Healthcare employment remains sluggish as pandemic continues
Modern Healthcare

Why health tech companies are investing so heavily in care teams


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 7, 2021
 
Covid Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care
New York Times
 
Long-term care industry facing changes as pandemic pushes more families toward home care
ABC News
 
In-home care providers are in short supply for elderly
Idaho Mountain Press
 
CMS Hikes Pay For Home Infusion Of COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Patient Volume Hits 116% of Pre-Pandemic Baselines
Home Health Care News

Healthcare workers say workplace safety plans needed
Modern Healthcare

Can't get the COVID-19 vaccine? Oklahoma home health agency will bring it to you
KOCO News 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 6, 2021
 
Biden Administration Releases $1.4B for HCBS, Senior Health Programs      
Home Health Care News
 
Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for Your Doctor’s Touch
Kaiser Health News 
 
Proposed Policy Could Help LTCHs Claim Unpaid Costs For Duals
Inside Health Policy
 
Rural communities to get nearly $1 billion for COVID response
Modern Healthcare
 
Telehealth use dropped in February for first time since September
Healthcare Dive


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
 
COVID-19 and long-term care reform
The Hill
 
‘A Unique Opportunity for Home Health Providers’: CMS Extends CJR Model
Home Health Care News
 
Stories from the front line: The COVID-19 response, one year later
Modern Healthcare
 
Cornyn Continues Brooks-LaSure Hold As TX GOP Members Blast 1115 Move
Inside Health Policy
 
ACOs Ask CMS To Pull Back Quality Reporting Changes
Inside Health Policy
 
Groups Cry Foul Over Medicare Quality Reporting Requirements
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
 
Five New Commissioners Nominated To MACPAC
Inside Health Policy
 
Shorter SNF Stays Could Mean More Room for Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health LUPA Challenges Continue as Pandemic Subsides
Home Health Care News 
 
Hoping to Age in Place, Americans Want Long-Term Care Help from Medicare
Home Health Care News
 
To Address Staff Shortages, Nursing Homes Should Follow Home Care’s Recruiting Lead
Skilled Nursing News
 
Medicare Could Safely Trim Nursing Home Rehab Costs, Study Finds
Bloomberg


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 3, 2021
 
Congress mulls long-term care reform
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Medicare Provider Enrollment Requirements Could Drive Home Health Agencies Out of Business
Home Health Care News
 
CMS: Obamacare cost-sharing change cuts out-of-pocket costs by $400
Modern Healthcare
 
Telehealth can increase nurses' workloads, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
Will the Nursing Home of the Future be an Actual Home?
Politico


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 30, 2021
 
CMS Extends Hip-And-Knee Replacement Demonstration For 3 Years
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS extends joint replacement model for three years
Modern Healthcare 
 
Health officials plan major research on COVID-19 long-haulers
Roll Call
 
In Speech to Congress, President Biden Again Shines Spotlight on Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
The Fragility of the Caregiving Infrastructure
Home Care Magazine 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 29, 2021
 
Nursing Homes Say More Funding Is Needed, Others Say It’s HCBS’s Time
Inside Health Policy
 
AHCA Infrastructure Priorities: Rebuilding Homes, Infection Prevention
Inside Health Policy
 
5 takeaways from President Biden's first address to Congress
CNN
 
Biden won't pull the plug on price transparency, experts say
Modern Healthcare
 
Seniors fully vaccinated by Pfizer, Moderna shots 94% less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19: CDC
Fierce Healthcare
 
White House aims to permanently extend ACA subsidy boost as part of $1.8 trillion package
Fierce Healthcare
 
White House Completes Review of Medicare Joint Replacement Rule
Bloomberg
 
The Vulnerable Homebound Are Left Behind on Vaccination
California Healthline


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
 
White House proposes $1.8 trillion package that would dramatically expand education, safety net programs
Washington Post
 
Democrats’ Push to Lower Medicare Age Raises Hopes, Concerns
Bloomberg

Biden’s American Families Plan Makes Enhanced ACA Subsidies Permanent, Punts On Medicare, Drug Pricing
Inside Health Policy
 
Home care providers protest bill calling for more industry oversight
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
 
Medicare Patient Advocates Worry Access To Home Health Shrinking
Inside Health Policy
 
Bipartisan group of senators reintroduces HEAT Act
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Lawmakers, Providers Lay Out Priorities As Biden Expected To Outline Health Agenda In Wednesday’s Speech
Health Insider – Inside Health Policy
 
Assisted Living Facilities Push For More Provider Relief After Delay
Inside Health Policy
 
It doesn't have to be 'either/or' with value-based payment
Modern Healthcare 

VA, CDC data suggest low-severity COVID-19 patients will need follow-up care
Fierce Healthcare
 
BrightStar Care Joins Amazon, Landmark Health on Home-Based Care Coalition
Home Health Care News 
 
Peer mentoring in home health feels good and does good
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Big Investors Push Nursing Homes to Upgrade Care and Working Conditions
Kaiser Health News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 26, 2021
 
Senators Reintroduce Home Health Telehealth Legislation
Home Health Care News
 
House Democrats call on Biden to add Medicare-related provisions to economic plan
The House
 
17 senators ask Biden to push for Medicare expansion
Politico
 
Congress eyes adding more Medicare GME slots in infrastructure package
Modern Healthcare
 
Why Home Health Providers Should Consider Offering Behavioral Health Services
Home Health Care News
 
In-Home Care Providers Must Break Through Barriers to Handle More Long-Term Care Volume
Home Health Care News
 
Why SNF-at-Home Programs Could Provide a Path Forward for Traditional Nursing Home Operators
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 23, 2021
 
After Finance Tie On Brooks-LaSure, Cornyn Awaits WH Meeting
Inside Health Policy
 
New Dems’ Wishlist Builds On ACA, Includes Prior Auth Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
House Democrats back Medicare drug price negotiations in infrastructure talks
Modern Healthcare 
 
Top health experts talk telehealth regulation, health inequality
Fierce Healthcare
 
COVID-19 pandemic: 3 in 10 health care workers consider leaving field
Axios

Why Nursing Home Operators Should Borrow the Home Health Playbook When Rebuilding Census
Skilled Nursing News
 
Home care providers virtually hit Capitol Hill to push telehealth, Medicaid increase, higher wages
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 22, 2021
 
Confusion Abounds On How Much COVID-19 Relief Providers Got, What’s Left
Inside Health Policy
 
Cornyn Puts Hold On Brooks-LaSure Vote Over TX Waiver Revocation
Inside Health Policy
 
Confirmation Delay for Next CMS Administrator Could Cause Problems for Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Experts: COVID's telehealth boom giving patients an 'overwhelming drive for self-empowerment'
Fierce Healthcare
 
As healthcare consumerization gains steam, organizations must balance convenient service and quality care
Fierce Healthcare
 
Rubicon’s Adam Boehler: Home Health, Hospice Are ‘Underappreciated’ Tools for Slashing Health Care Spending
Home Health Care News
 
Accelerate your home health agency’s growth: Top 3 referral targeting strategies
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
The Crisis in Home Care
The New Republic


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
 
Senate Finance Sets Thursday Vote On Brooks-LaSure, Palm
Inside Health Policy
 
Telehealth increases downstream care, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
New CMMI director says value-based care models at 'crossroads'
Fierce Healthcare
 
Pause to Alternative Payment Models Gives Some Providers a ‘Golden Ticket,’ Leaves Others Behind
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 gives boost to hospital-at-home model: experts
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
 
Should home healthcare be a new focus for Medicare Advantage?
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Closing In On 200 Participants
Home Health Care News
 
Biden rescinds Medicaid waiver benefiting 300,000 receiving home care
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Healthcare loses 44,000 jobs during Q1 2021, while spending, prices continue to grow
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS proposes changes to skilled nursing facility prospective payment system
Healthcare Finance News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 19, 2021
 
Payers, providers clash over telehealth reimbursement as Congress mulls changes
Modern Healthcare
 
Becerra: HHS Will Have ‘Robust’ Feedback Process On Surprise Billing
Inside Health Policy
 
‘The Conversation Is Way Overdue’: Why the Home Care Staffing System Is Broken
Home Health Care News 
 
Providers insist on higher Medicaid rates to recruit, pay home health workers
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Parkinson: Looming PDPM Changes, $400B Home Care Push Don’t Signal Doom for Nursing Homes
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 16, 2021
 
3 takeaways from Brooks-LaSure's confirmation hearing to become administrator of CMS
Fierce Healthcare
 
Becerra: HHS Will Have ‘Robust’ Feedback Process On Surprise Billing
Inside Health Policy
 
New Research Highlights ‘Surprising’ Findings About COVID-19’s Impact on Mortality in Community, Long-Term Care Settings
Home Health Care News
 
Why COVID-19 Has Made Universal Design More Important for Seniors, Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Growth in Home Health Care Failing to Keep Up With Surging Demand, Study Finds
University of Virginia


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 15, 2021
 
Biden, Congress Extend Medicare Sequestration Holiday Through 2021
Home Health Care News

PQHH Quoted
 
Medicare sequestration moratorium officially extended
McKnight’s Senior Living

PQHH Quoted
 
Biden Signs Extension That Puts Off Medicare Funding Cuts
Kaiser Health News

PQHH Mentioned
 
What Medicare Advantage Plans Want From Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Coalition Urges CMS to Rethink Medicare Prior Authorization Growth
RevCycleIntelligence
 
How Health Care Leaders Can Support Their Frontline Workers
Scientific American


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
 
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Commends U.S. House for Extending Moratorium on Medicare Sequestration Cuts
PQHH Statement
 
Bill delaying Medicare cuts heads to Biden's desk after House passage
Modern Healthcare
 
House Passes Extension Of Medicare Sequester Moratorium
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden faces pressure from Pelosi, Sanders over whether to double down on Obamacare or expand Medicare
Washington Post
 
Long-term care providers concerned by effects of J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause
Modern Healthcare
 
Long-Term Care Expert David Grabowski: Home-Based Care Versus Nursing Homes Is a ‘False Dichotomy’
Home Health Care News
 
‘There Is Not An Easy Solution’: How to Modernize Home- and Community-Based Services
Home Health Care News 
 
Fixing Nursing Homes: A Fleeting Opportunity
Health Affairs


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
 
Roads, bridges ... and caregivers? Why Biden is pushing a 'radical shift' to redefine infrastructure
USA Today
 
7.4M Direct Care Jobs Will Need to Be Filled by 2029, with Most in Home Care
Home Health Care News
 
CMS Restarts Nursing Home Advance Notice, Keeps Aide Training Waiver
Inside Health Policy
 
NIH aims to address COVID testing disparities in underserved communities
Modern Healthcare
 
UnitedHealth study: Medicare Advantage members spend 40% less per year than fee-for-service beneficiaries
Fierce Healthcare
 
Vaccinations Lag for Home Health Workers
Pew
 
How, and Why, to Build a Wound Program of Excellence
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 12, 2021
 
Biden Seeks More Funding For HCBS, Opioid Crisis, Rural Health
Inside Health Policy
 
White House budget proposes billions of dollars for cancer research, opioid crisis response
Modern Healthcare
 
3 major health items included in Biden's budget request
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS Restarts Nursing Home Advance Notice, Keeps Aide Training Waiver
Inside Health Policy
 
UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: Americans' opinions about telehealth have changed due to COVID-19, survey finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘Better Systems, Better Controls and a Digitized Industry’: Analyzing PE’s Impact on Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
VNSNY, Contessa Join Amazon-Backed Home Health Coalition
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 9, 2021
 
What's In Biden's $400 Billion Plan To Support Families' Long-Term Health Needs
NPR
 
CMS wants to bump pay for hospices, SNFs next year
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Adds COVID-19 Vaccinations, HAI, Equity To SNF Quality Reporting
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Proposes Hospice Payment And Cap Increase
Inside Health Policy
 
Former CMMI Director Boehler Launches Investment Firm — With a Major Home Health Endorsement
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 8, 2021
 
Biden Plans to Release Initial 2022 U.S. Budget Outline Friday
Bloomberg
 
‘There Are Still Many Questions Unanswered’: Home Care Providers Seek Clarity on American Rescue Plan
Home Health Care News
 
How strong relationships and a focused strategy can influence policy
Modern Healthcare
 
Over 50% of Assisted Living, Nursing Home Workers Report Burnout; 24% Say They Had Covid-19
Senior Housing News
 
Why Joe Biden’s Economic Plan Includes Home Health Care, Not Just Roads And Bridges
HuffPost


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
 

Health Care in the Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Morning Consult

Three-quarters of home care workers not yet vaccinated, new industry survey finds
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Hospitals push Congress for infrastructure funding
Modern Healthcare
 
Population health still at odds with fee-for-service
Modern Healthcare
 
Front-line workers want more assistance after a year of COVID-19
Modern Healthcare
 
MedPAC: Transparency Of Health Care Ownership Should Be Examined
Inside Health Policy
 
Study finds low prevalence of advance care planning among Medicare beneficiaries
Fierce Healthcare
 
AMA Lobbies CMS to Extend Medicare Coverage for Audio-Only Telehealth
mHealthIntelligence
 
Lawmakers: Nursing home care reform is needed
Sun Gazette (Penn.)


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
 
America’s Home Care Infrastructure Is Crumbling. Here’s How to Fix It.
Home Health Care News
 
Providers begin to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for workers
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Starts Recouping Accelerated, Advance Medicare Payments
Recycle Intelligence
 
CMS Pauses Claim Payments Until Congress Passes Sequester Fix
Health Leaders Media 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 5, 2021
 
LeadingAge: Make HCBS Medicaid Match Permanent In Infrastructure Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC Approves Recommendation To Overhaul SNF Reward System
Inside Health Policy
 
Private equity could increase long-term Medicare spending, MedPAC says
Modern Healthcare 

PACE Providers Shift Services Toward the Home Amid Nation’s Long-Term Care Overhaul
Home Health Care News
 
The SEIU as ‘Infrastructure’
Wall Street Journal


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 1, 2021
 
Anticipating congressional action, CMS gives home care providers break on scheduled sequestration
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Biden Jobs Plan Would Invest Billions In Care Economy, Grow Home Care
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Seeks to Bolster Home Health Care in Infrastructure Plan
Bloomberg
 
New Biden Plan Would Boost Home Care, Transportation, Broadband
AARP
 
Home Care Operators Waiting for Clarity on Proposal to Boost Pay to 112% of Minimum Wage
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Agencies in Race with COVID-19 Variants, as Workers and Clients Continue Getting Vaccinated
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
Biden Jobs Plan Would Invest Billions In Care Economy, Grow Home Care
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Holds Claims With Expectation Congress Will Avert Sequester Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
What Home Health Providers Need to Know About Medicare Loan Recoupment
Home Health Care News
 
Here are the payment models the Biden administration has pulled for review or delayed
Fierce Healthcare
 
BMA: Medicare Advantage beneficiaries save more money on out-of-pocket costs than Medicare fee-for-service
Fierce Healthcare
 
Democrats Look at Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age in Healthcare Package
Wall Street Journal
 
To attract home care employees, treat them like healthcare workers, expert says
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
 
‘A Key Piece of the Puzzle’: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare Sequestration
Home Health Care News

PQHH Quoted
 
3 Key Questions That Impact Home-based Care Providers in Hospital-at-Home
Home Health Care News
 
Physicians Say More Provider Relief Should Go In Infrastructure Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate passes bill to avoid Medicare 2 percent payment cut
Medical Economics
 
Hospitals look to build new relationships during vaccine rollout
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 29, 2021
 
How Home Health Agencies Can Optimize Outcomes, Avoid LUPAs Under PDGM’s 30-Day Billing Periods
Home Health Care News
 
Hospital-at-Home Holdouts: Why In-Home Acute Care Isn’t for the Faint of Heart
Home Health Care News
 
Community-Based Palliative Care Benefit Could Shake Up the Home Health Market
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 law sparks dialogue on nursing home alternatives
Modern Healthcare
 
What Covid-19 Taught Us About Telemedicine
Wall Street Journal


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 26, 2021
 
Senate extends moratorium on home health Medicare cuts
McKnight’s Senior Living

*PQHH Quoted
 
Delay of Medicare sequester cuts passed by Senate
Modern Healthcare
 
Senate Passes An Extension Of The Medicare Sequester Moratorium
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate passes bill heading off Medicare cuts
The Hill
 
House Hearing Slams Private Equity’s ‘Troubling’ Expansion into Health Care
Home Health Care News 
 
House introduces bill to expand coverage of audio-only telehealth to MA plans
Fierce Healthcare
 
LHC Group Invests $20M in UL Lafayette’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Home Health Care News
 
LHC Group donates $20 million to UL College of Nursing; largest gift in school history
The Advocate
 
A new crisis for home care: employee burnout
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 25, 2021
 
Senate to vote this week on Medicare sequester cuts moratorium
Healthcare Finance News
 
Senate to vote this week on pause to 2% Medicare sequester cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
State Bill Aiding Unionization in Home-Based Care Could ‘Set a Precedent’ Nationwide
Home Health Care News
 
Why Boosting Home Care Wages Now Could Offset Labor Losses Later
Home Health Care News
 
Make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for nursing home health care workers
USA Today 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
 
Senate reaches deal to extend Medicare pay bump for health care providers through 2021
STAT News 
 
Providers expect Senate will avert 2% Medicare sequester cuts this week
Modern Healthcare
 
AHA: Senate to vote this week to extend moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts
Fierce Healthcare
 
AHA Wants CMS To Hold Medicare Claims Until Sequester Cuts Averted
Inside Health Care
 
CMS Invites Stakeholders To Discuss Guidance On HCBS Pay Bump
Inside Health Policy
 
Inside the scramble to bring Covid-19 vaccines to homebound Americans
STAT News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
 
With Time Running Out, House Passes Medicare Sequestration Bill
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted
 
HHS pauses rule to review and eliminate old regulations
Modern Healthcare
 
Help for home health? Due date approaching for repayment of COVID-19 loans
McKight’s Senior Living
 
‘We’re Rebuilding the Whole Delivery System’: Why Amazon Is Betting Big on Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
New Medicare for All Bill Gets Support of Some Docs, Nurses
MedScape
 
Biden Team Prepares $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 22, 2021
 
Home care providers one step closer to securing moratorium on Medicare cuts
McKnight’s Senior Living

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
House passes bill to grant nine-month extension to a moratorium on Medicare payment sequester cuts
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 19, 2021
 
Xavier Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary
Home Health Care News
 
Becerra squeaks through confirmation vote to become HHS secretary
Washington Post
 
Senate narrowly confirms Becerra as HHS secretary
Modern Healthcare 
 
Becerra Confirmed To Lead HHS, Faces Full Agenda
Inside Health Policy
 
Private Equity, Staffing Called Out At Senate Hearing On Nursing Homes
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare companies vie for advanced practice practitioners
Modern Healthcare
 
The Home Health Workforce Has Shrunk by 3.1% Since the Pandemic Started
Home Health Care News
 
More than half of seniors haven’t been vaccinated, home care survey finds
McKnight’s Senior Living


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 18, 2021
 
SNF-at-Home Concept Earning ‘Very Positive Feedback’ in Congress, Among Special Interest Groups
Home Health Care News
 
Collins, Shaheen Go to Bat for Home Health Providers in the Senate
Home Health Care News
 
Senate Advances Becerra Confirmation 50-49
Inside Health Policy
 
Progressive Democrats Revive Medicare-for-All Campaign
Bloomberg
 
House Dems Reintroduce Medicare For All
Inside Health Policy
 
Backed by Amazon Care and Intermountain, a new coalition lobbies for policy changes around at-home care
Stat News
 
Amazon Care reportedly to launch telehealth offering in all 50 states
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Amazon Health and Others Form Group to Push for More At-Home Care
Managed Healthcare Executive
 
OSHA’s Virus Protection Program Could Put Home Health Agencies Under the Microscope
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
Congress Urged to Stop Pending Medicare Payment Cuts
MedPage Today
 
RWJF: How policymakers can build on $1.9T COVID bill to boost coverage access
Fierce Healthcare
 
COVID-19 offers lessons on how to prepare for the next public health disaster
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Increases Vaccine Reimbursement for Home Health Providers, Others
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Profit Margins Projected to Remain Strong in 2021
Home Health Care News 
 
Analysis: The Trump Health Care Policies That Deserve to Stick Around
Kaiser Health News
 
Democrats treading lightly on Biden’s next big health care promise
Politico


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
 
House to vote later this week on bill to delay Medicare sequestration payment cuts
Fierce Healthcare 
 
CMS boosts reimbursement for administering COVID-19 vaccinations
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Nearly Doubles Pay For Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC: Continue Telehealth Temporarily After PHE To Collect Data
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC cautious on permanent telehealth expansion
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing Homes’ Reform Agenda Includes Higher FMAP, Better Oversight
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Could Target LUPAs, Functional Impairment in Future PDGM Adjustments
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 15, 2021
 
New Coalition Will Push For Expanded Home-Based Health Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
Stakeholders Say Senate GOP Not In Favor Of Waiver To Avert Sequester
Inside Health Policy
 
Clinical Leaders Sound Off on Home Health Care’s Biggest Challenges
Home Health Care News 
 
House to Consider Bill Blocking Mandatory Cuts to Medicare
Home Health Care News
 
House expected to vote to delay start of Medicare sequester
McKnight’s Senior Living 
 
New Bill Seeks to Extend Medicare Sequester Moratorium
RevCycleIntelligence



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 12, 2021
 
House to vote on pause to Medicare sequester cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
Lobbyists Expect House To Act On Medicare Sequester Bill Next Week
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Admin: All Adults Will Be Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine By May 1
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare model not right for all, some analysts argue
Modern Healthcare
 
OIG Sets Guidelines for Hospitals Referring to Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
With increasing demand comes growing pains for home health, healthcare consultant writes
McKnight’s Senior Living 

Advocates say at-risk people receiving at-home care need vaccines, too
Alabama Political Reporter


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 11, 2021
 
Senior Aide: House Will Take Up Medicare Sequester Moratorium Soon
Inside Health Policy
 
House Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan, Securing Relief for Home-Based Care
Providers
Home Health Care News
 
House passes COVID-19 relief package with premium assistance, rural health funding
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS loosens nursing home visitation guidance to allow indoor visits and hugs
Modern Healthcare
 
The shift to home care: Another new normal resulting from Covid-19
MedCity News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 10, 2020
 
What providers and insurers can expect from the latest COVID-19 relief bill
Modern Healthcare 

MedPAC Supports New Reward System For SNFs, But Concerns Linger
Inside Health Policy
 
As vaccine efforts ramp up, payers gear up to combat members' hesitancy
Fierce Healthcare
 
‘This Is What Patients Want’: Home-Based Care Model Lowers Total Cost of Care by 44%
Home Health Care News
 
Home care providers praise 10% increase in FMAP in stimulus package
McKnight’s Senior Living



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 
 
$1.9T Stimulus Bill Now Includes 10% Payment Boost for Home- and Community-Based Services
Home Health Care News
 
Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passage
Modern Healthcare
 
E&C, DOJ Seek To Balance Telehealth Value With Fraud, Overuse Worries
Inside Health Policy
 
Insurers see traditional Medicare hold steady despite Advantage growth
Modern Healthcare
 
Industry Voices—At-home screening could save us from a mounting, multibillion-dollar problem
Fierce Healthcare
 
Pandemic-Driven Home Health Shifts Trigger Therapy Layoffs, Nursing Home Strategy Changes
Skilled Nursing News
 
How the pandemic has hurt medically fragile families
TODAY

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 8, 2021
 
MedPAC: New MA Benchmarks Could Share Savings With Government
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC likely to recommend an effective cut in Medicare Advantage spending
Modern Healthcare
 
74% of Referral Sources Prefer Home-Based Care Providers That Meet Interoperability Standards
Home Health Care News
 
Therapy’s Future Under Patient-Driven Groupings Model Unclear Due to COVID-19 Chaos
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Health Giants Double Down on Diversion, as Nursing Home Numbers Normalize
Home Health Care News
 
78% of nursing home referral partners would switch allegiances for this key offering
McKnight’s Senior Care


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 5, 2021
 
Senate Aligns With House, Proposes $500M For FDA’s COVID-19 Efforts
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC Weighs Recommending CMS Cut Back Its Portfolio Of Demos
Inside Health Policy
 
MedPAC likely to recommend CMS simplify alternative payment models
Modern Healthcare
 
Amazon Care, Intermountain form coalition to push for CMS home care reimbursement changes
Fierce Healthcare
 
AMA: Medicare physician service spending declined $9.4B in first half of 2020
Fierce Healthcare
 
Why Home Health is Going Virtual with Direct Care Staff Competency Training
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 4, 2021
 
2% Cut to Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare Providers Nearing Unwanted Return
Home Health Care News
 
Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy
Home Health Care News
 
Intermountain, Ascension push for permanent CMS home care reimbursement changes
Modern Healthcare
 
New Coalition to Push Telehealth, RPM as a Mainstay for Home Care
mHealthIntelligence
 
Senate Stimulus Amendment Sends Rural Providers $8.5 Billion In Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Insurers Aim To Get 2 Million Vulnerable Seniors COVID-19 Vaccines
Inside Health Policy
 
Becerra's nomination to lead HHS advances to Senate floor but without any GOP support
Fierce Healthcare
 
DispatchHealth brings in $200M to scale up in-home medical care
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
 
NAHC Receives Clarification on CMS Policies for Home Health Agencies
Home Care Magazine 

Providers Call For Transparency After Provider Relief Funds Siphoned
Inside Health Policy
 
House health leader calls for permanent Medicare telehealth expansions
Fierce Healthcare
 
House health panel chair says it's time to make Medicare telehealth permanent
Modern Healthcare
 
Pandemic raises questions about impact of Medicare pay restructuring in long-term care
Modern Healthcare
 
Staying put surprise: Burnout among home care workers falls by 12% during pandemic, survey finds
McKights Senior Living

 


 
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