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Home Health Media Clips
Friday, July 10, 2020
 
Physician practices, home health dominate PPP loans to healthcare industry
Columbus Business First
 
‘I’m Not Sure Their Timing Could Be Any Worse’: CMS to Resume Review Choice Demonstration
Home Health Care News
 
HHS Secretary Says Telehealth Here To Stay
Inside Health Policy
 
The Promise and Potential for Telehealth in Home Health
mHealthIntelligence
 
Dem Report Details Flaws In COVID Response, Offers Recommendations
Inside Health Policy
 
Spikes in Covid-19 Pressure Senior Living Providers, But They Now Have Playbooks
Senior Living News
 
Despite COVID-19 Resurgence, Home Health Agencies Likely to Avoid Another Sudden Admissions Drop
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 9, 2020
 
Some states cement COVID-19 telehealth expansions
Modern Healthcare
 
Buyer Beware: Factors Home-Based Care Providers Should Consider Before Acquiring PPP Recipients
Home Health Care News
 
‘A Decrease in Need’: Home Care Agencies Face Less Profitable Transportation Lines Amid COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
HHS To Publicly Release State COVID-19 Testing Strategies
Inside Health Policy
 
There’s No Place Like Home: States with the Best Home Health Care
KNBR

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
 
Time for Policymakers, Hospitals to Bet Big on Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Senators Ask HHS, CMS for Telehealth Expansion Timeline, Details
mHealthIntelligence
 
Medicare's race, ethnic data often undercounts minority populations, study finds
Medical Xpress
 
Costs, Delays Of COVID-19 Testing Results Plague Nursing Homes
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
 
COVID-19, PDGM Hit Home Health Therapy Staff with ‘Double Whammy’
Home Health Care News
 
Post Vaccine, NIH Wants $9 Billion to Study Lasting Covid Impact
Bloomberg
 
Providers Ask Americans To Wear Masks, Pay Rules Coming Soon
Inside Health Policy 

Lawmakers, Provider Organizations Raise Alarms Over PPE Shortages
Inside Health Policy
 
House Appropriators Hike HHS By $1.5B In Draft 2021 Spending Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS tacks on new provider payment for home dialysis machines
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, July 6, 2020
 
Feds: Help Louisiana shore up its healthcare infrastructure
The Daily Advertiser

OpEd by Warren Hebert, HomeCare Association of Louisiana
 
Home Caregivers Shoulder Burden in Covid-19 Fight
Wall Street Journal
 
Nearly 70% of ACOs Will Soon Offer Some Type of Home Visits
Home Health Care News
 
Tale of Two Home Health Providers: ‘Value-Based Care Gap’ Growing Wider
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus has forced doctors, insurers to embrace telemedicine like never before
The State
 
Congress needs to protect physicians from Medicare cuts
The Hill
 
Nursing home deaths have critics saying it’s time to rethink the institutional model for elder care
Salon
 
Reflections of a home health nurse, tending patients and easing fears amid COVID-19
MSN
 
'The forgotten ones': Virginia's home health aides look for state relief in coronavirus crisis
Star Exponent

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, July 2, 2020
 
CMS Hints At Permanent Telehealth Proposals In Upcoming Pay Rule
Inside Health Policy 

82% of Home Health Providers Saw Coronavirus-Related Revenue Reductions in May
Home Health Care News
 
In-home health care: Another option for medical care
White Bear Press
 
Replacing nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic
Axios

Medicare bundles lead to some hospital savings, but mortality rates stay flat, study says
Becker’s Hospital Review

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 
Seniors need home health access more than ever | Commentary
Orlando Sentinel

*OpEd by Bobby Lobby, Home Care Association of Florida
 
COVID-19 Continues to Disrupt Home Health Industry
Home Care Magazine

*NAHC Survey
 
By the Numbers: Breaking Down Home Health LUPA Patterns
Home Health Care News
 
NY Senators Pushing Gov. Cuomo To Expand COVID-19 Testing For Home Health Aides
CBS New York
 
Concerns Raised About Logistics Of Testing Home Health Aides For Coronavirus
CBS New York (VIDEO)
 
White House Debuts New Regulatory Playbook After Virus Delay
Bloomberg 

HHS will renew public health emergency
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
 
CMS Shoots for Home Health Industry Stability in Proposed Payment Rule for 2021
Home Health Care News

PQHH Quoted

We can’t protect nursing homes from covid-19 without protecting everyone
The Washington Post
 
It’s Time to Rethink the Institutional Model for Elder Care. Is That Even Possible?
Mother Jones
 
House Democrats approve health bill, seeking contrast with Trump’s Obamacare assault
Politico
 
Medicare shouldn’t make ground ambulance services take a financial hit for providing at-home care
Stat News
 
Providers To Lawmakers: Make COVID-19 Response Funds Tax Free
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Likely To Extend Emergency Declaration After Provider Pressure
Inside Health Policy
 
Strong job growth predicted for aides and other care positions in senior living and other settings
McKnight’s Senior Living

Program helps New York home health agency face coronavirus challenges in real time
Press Connects

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 29, 2020
 
As Hospitals Lose $50B Per Month, Home Health Providers Consider New Acquisition Opportunities
Home Health Care News
 
Hospital at Home Initiatives Gain Traction During Pandemic
Health Leaders Media

NAHC Analyzes Latest Proposed Rule for Home Health
Home Care Magazine

Mayo Clinic announces advanced care at home model with Medically Home
Healthcare Finance News

CMMI Hopes To Roll Out Innovation Center Models This Summer
Inside Health Policy
 
Task Force Wants Feedback On Telehealth Expansion Post COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 26, 2020

CMS Proposes Permanent Expansion Of Telehealth In Home Health
Inside Health Policy

CMS: Permanent telehealth changes coming to home health
Modern Healthcare

Home Health Agencies Can Continue Telemedicine Beyond Pandemic
Bloomberg Law

CMS Proposes $540M Home Health Payment Boost, Permanent Telehealth Changes
Home Health Care News

IS VIRTUAL PRIMARY CARE THE NEXT BIG DISRUPTER IN TELEHEALTH?

Health Leaders Media

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 25, 2020

SNF-to-Home Diversion Opportunities Skyrocket for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News

M&A Experts: COVID-19 Has ‘Camouflaged the Initial Impact of PDGM’

Home Health Care News

States Explore Unique COVID-19 Related Ways To Spend CARES Funds
Inside Health Policy

Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

Modern Healthcare

This is supposed to be telemedicine’s time to shine. Why are doctors abandoning it?
STAT News

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 24, 2020

CMS Launches New Office To Reduce Burdens Across All Programs
Inside Health Policy

CMS creates new office to cut clinician red tape
Modern Healthcare

A Regulatory Response to COVID-19: Unleash Telehealth
The BMJ

Boom or Bust: How COVID-19 Impacted the Concierge Home Care Business
Home Health Care News

CMS Data Affirms Black Beneficiaries Hospitalized Most For COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 23, 2020
 
Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear?
Kaiser Health News


Market Forecast: COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on Home Care
Home Health Care News

Rural Markets May Offer Huge Upside for Home Care Providers Looking to Break into Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News

COVID-19 Patient: VA Telehealth “Saved My Life”
US Department of Veteran Affairs

CMS Data Affirms Black Beneficiaries Hospitalized Most For COVID-19
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 22, 2020
 
Caring for American seniors at home during crisis, and beyond
The Hill

*Partnership op-ed by Dr. Steve Landers

Home Health Agencies ‘Starting to Really Figure Things Out’ with PDGM
Home Health Care News

Home Care Agencies Starting to ‘Wake Up’ to Infection Control
Home Health Care News

CARES Act Medicare loan repayment will cut reimbursement by 25%, industry execs say
Modern Healthcare

COVID-19 Relief Recipients Don’t Have To Submit A Quarterly Report
Inside Health Policy

Huntsman Cancer Institute home-care program helps keep patients safe during pandemic
KSL.com

House, Senate To Ramp Up Focus On Racial Health Disparities
Inside Health Policy

CMS might not learn much from BPCI Advanced, new report says
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
June 19, 2020
 
Telehealth explosion points to need for more research on quality of care provided
Modern Healthcare
 
Ambulatory services hardest hit healthcare job sector from February through April 
Becker’s ASC
 
HHS Moves to Bolster Medical Workforce in Rural, Poor Areas
Bloomberg
 
‘Nothing Is Recession-Proof’: What an Economic Downturn Means for Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Most Home Care Agencies Plan to Continue Remote Onboarding, Work Arrangements Post-COVID-19
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 18, 2020
 
Stakeholder Telehealth Taskforce Convened To Issue Long-Term Recs
Inside Health Policy
 
Caregiver Turnover Rate Falls to 64% as Home Care Agencies ‘Flatten the Curve’
Home Health Care News
 
‘Pre-Acute’ Palliative Care Offers Medicare Advantage Opportunity for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Expert Anne Tumlinson: It Looks Really Good for Home Care Right Now
Home Health Care News
 
Op-ed: Make Covid-19 health care regs permanent
Boston Business Journal
 
Base providers' COVID payments on actual cost of care
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
 
House Bill Seeks to Modify Medicare’s Face-to-Face Requirement for Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus Pushed Home Health Employment Down 7%, Spending Down 12%
Home Health Care News 
 
'Still scared': Health workers feel the toll of virus fight
Modern Healthcare
 
Home-care provider in need of PPE, volunteers
Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
 
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Home Health Providers May See Spike in Whistleblower Lawsuits
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH Quoted

 
Rewarding Patient Care Vital to Medicare’s Future, Advisers Say
Bloomberg
 
Providers Accused of Bilking Medicare Get $50 Billion in HHS Aid
Bloomberg 

Senior Telehealth Use Continues to Rise, Despite Home Health Limitations
Home Health Care News
 
Congress Dives Further Into Telehealth, COVID-19 DisparitiesInside Health Policy
 
Letters: Home health care bill provides jobs and gives seniors options
The Advocate
 
“With COVID, They’re Not Leaving Their House At All”
WMUK
 

Surging coronavirus cases raise fears of new lockdowns
The Hill

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, June 15, 2020
 
Focus Turns To Congress For Telehealth Changes After COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
Bill would permanently boost Medicare telemedicine pay for health centers
Modern Healthcare
 
New bill would codify Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services
Healthcare IT News
 
‘Nursing homes as we know them are over’: COVID-19 fuels push to home-based care
WHYY
 
Home Health Care Trends Starting to Emerge After Q1 of PDGM
Home Health Care News 
 
In-Home Care Providers Look to Avoid New Minefields as States Reopen
Home Health Care News 
 
The Future of Home Health Care (Podcast)
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 11, 2020
 
COVID-19 reshapes healthcare utilization
Modern Healthcare
 
Predicting COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on the Home Health Care Market
Home Health Care News
 
How MedStar Health Went from 10 Virtual Visits Per Week — to 4,000 Per Day
Home Health Care News
 
COVID-19 Making a Case for Nationwide Home Care Licensure Requirements
Home Health Care News
 
Lawmakers Concerned Nursing Homes Are Taking Stimulus Checks
Inside Health Policy
 
Senators Seek Details On HHS’ Plan For Handling Next COVID-19 Wave
Inside Health Policy
 
As coronavirus cases rise nationwide, public health experts urge caution
The Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
 
Telehealth may finally shift health care to be patient-centered
The Hill 

COVID-19 Prompts Payers to Show ‘Real Appreciation’ of Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Strengthening The Medicare Trust Fund In The Era Of COVID-19
Health Affairs
 
Navigating home care during the pandemic
Morning Call
 
CMS Modifies Innovations Models in Response to COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyHome Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
 
COVID-19 has highlighted the risks home health workers face — here's what can be done to help
The Hill 

AHA Calls For Quick, Phased Distribution Of Provider Relief Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
‘They Shot from the Hip’: Home Health Providers Sound Off on CMS
Home Health Care News
 
Coronavirus May Push More Home Health Providers into Palliative Care
Home Health Care News
 
Old pressures and new ones put home health aides in short supply
Newsday
 
The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Boosted Telehealth; Here’s How Existing Spaces Can Support Virtual Visits
Forbes

 

Health Media Clips
Monday, June 8, 2020
 
In-Home Care Workers Primed for New Roles as ‘Amazonization’ of Health Care Continues
Home Health Care News
 
Recruiting in a Crisis: Why Home Care Agencies Are Overhauling Their Onboarding Programs
Home Health Care News
 
To battle racism, experts say make health equity a central principle
Modern Healthcare
 
They serve the vulnerable, but many low-wage home care workers overlooked in pandemic, Baltimore area advocates say
Baltimore Sun
 
Home Health Steps Up to Fill Staffing Gaps in Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19
Skilled Nursing News
 
In the era of COVID-19, states need practical solutions to address health care costs
The Hill

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, June 4, 2020
 
The Value of Home Health Care
Morning Consult
 
CMS Says Statute Limits Telehealth As Push To Keep Expansion Grows
Inside Health Policy
 
The Trump administration has yet to pay out billions in emergency health aid
Politico
 
Outpatient Treatment at Home for Medicare Beneficiaries During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
JAMA
 
Meeting care coordination challenges during COVID-19 and beyond
Becker’s Hospital Review 

Long-Term Care Decision-Makers More Likely to Choose Home Care in COVID-19 Aftermath
Home Health Care News
 
Home health aides help the vulnerable live day-to-day but they aren’t paid a living wage
NJ.com
 
Philly’s Home Health Workers Confront Risks with Covid-19 and Unrest
Government Technology

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
 
Last-Minute Advice for Home Health Agencies Before Key Provider Relief Fund Deadline
Home Health Care News
 
Providers want more telehealth flexibility and higher CMS payments
Modern Healthcare
 
HHS Confirms $50 Billion In Provider Relief Divvied Up Based On 2018 Pay
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS changes rules for $50 billion provider grants before key deadline
Modern Healthcare
 
Telehealth spending to reach $250 billion in 2020
Modern Healthcare
 
Colorado Lawmakers Join Effort to Make Telehealth Coverage Permanent
mHealthIntelligence
 
Don’t overlook home-care workers in long-term-care reform
The Hamilton Spectator

 

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

 


 
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