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Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
 
Independence at Home payment model didn't yield significant savings, quality results for Medicare: study
Fierce Healthcare
 
House Passes Bill To Phase In Medicare Sequester, Ease Some Provider Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
House votes to avert looming Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Care Jobs Are Taking Over the Long-Term Care Workforce
Home Health Care News
 
Senior Care Groups Urge Senate to Pass Build Back Better ‘Without Shaving Off $1’
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
 
House Slated To Vote On Medicare Cuts, PAY-GO Bills Wednesday
Inside Health Policy
 
At-home primary care demo hasn't saved Medicare money, study finds
Modern Healthcare
 
COVID-Waivers Of Medicare Post-Acute Rules Increased Capacity But Should Not Become Permanent
Health Affairs
 
Nursing Home Workforce Falls as Home Care Labor Pool is on the Rise
Skilled Nursing News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, December 6, 2021
 
My Turn: NH’s seniors deserve the option, and ability, to choose home-based care
Concord Monitor

*Choose Home OpEd
 
HHS: Telehealth use in Medicare increased 63-fold last year with behavioral health increasing the most
Fierce Healthcare
 
Telehealth Visits in Medicare Soar Amid Eased Restrictions
Bloomberg
 
Greater use of unpaid post-acute caregivers raises questions about shift to home care: study
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Opinion: What Biden's plan to boost home care services means for the disability community
Detroit Free Press



Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 3, 2021
 
Senate Clears Stopgap Government Spending, Averting Shutdown
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Seek To Avert Sequester, Left Out Of CR, Before Year’s End
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers Upset CR Would Last Until Feb. 18 Without Tackling Sequester
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospitals, Health Providers Raise Alarms as Medicare Cuts Await
Bloomberg
 
Providers slam House for not delaying nearly 10% Medicare payment cuts in must-pass spending deal
Fierce Healthcare
 
Is it permanent? SNF pressures mount even as providers try to recover from COVID-19, financial instability
McKnight’s Senior Living

*Choose Home mentioned
 
The 4 Forces Shaping Home Health Care in 2022
Home Health Care News

 *Choose Home mentioned


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 2, 2022
 
Senior Aide: Dems Looking To Avoid Medicare Sequester Cuts Before 2022
Inside Health Policy
 
7 policies in Biden’s spending plan aimed at health equity
STAT News
 
U.S. Urges COVID Boosters, But Has Yet To Require For Full Vaccination
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst’: How Providers Should Plan Around the CMS Mandate Freeze
Home Health Care News
 
CMMI drops program on improving care for the seriously ill
Modern Healthcare
 
What Home Care Employers Can Learn from Walmart, Amazon
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
 
Survey: Many employers rolling out vaccine mandates despite ongoing legal challenges
Fierce Healthcare
 
LA Judge Puts CMS’ COVID-19 Mandate On Hold Nationwide As Admin Appeals MO Judge’s Order
Inside Health Policy
 
Federal judge blocks healthcare worker vaccine mandate nationwide
Modern Healthcare
 
Part B Home Health Episodes Increased Dramatically in 2020
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Is Becoming a Bigger Home Health Payer, But Fundamental Challenges Remain
Home Health Care News



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Lawmakers Worry Nurse Staffing Agencies Hike Costs, Anticompetitive
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s Allies Ruffle Senate Feathers With Speedy Work on Bills
Bloomberg
 
‘Be Vigilant’: What In-Home Care Providers Should Know About the Omicron Variant
Home Health Care News
 
CDC Says All 18-Plus ‘Should’ Get COVID-19 Boosters Due To Omicron
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Vaccine Mandate Blocked in 10 States
Home Health Care News 
 
Shortage Of Home Health Aides Leaves Pennsylvania Families Desperate For Care
CBS Pittsburgh



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 29, 2021
 
Labor shortages impacting care for patients with disabilities. Here's how some organizations are tackling the problem
Fierce Healthcare
 
HHS warns of increasing zero-day attacks in healthcare
Fierce Healthcare
 
Report: Caregiver Support Can Lower the Risk of a Prolonged Nursing Home Stay
Home Health Care News 
 
Senior living, home most frequent destinations after hospital discharge of Medicare beneficiaries
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Humana Finds That 20% of Medicare Advantage Expenditures Can Be Addressed Via Home Care Services
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
 
For Senior Living Providers, Launching Home Care Service Lines is Means for Growth and Survival
Home Health Care News 
 
HHS Releases Rural Provider Relief, But Fight Continues Over Remainder
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS awards $7.5 billion in COVID-19 aid to rural providers
Modern Healthcare 

When the eye on older patients is a camera
Modern Healthcare
 
Private-equity-acquired nursing homes have worse resident outcomes, higher Medicare costs, study finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Why HMEs Should Know PDGM
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
 
Medicaid Directors Cautiously Prepare For PHE To Expire In January
Inside Health Policy
 
Harris announces $1.5B investment in health care workforce
Associated Press
 
White House opens up $1.5 billion for health workforce programs
Modern Healthcare
 
Expanding Medicare's hearing, vision coverage could reduce health inequities
Modern Healthcare
 
State lawmakers spotlight home health gaps for frail seniors
Niagara Gazette
 
Without home care, I wouldn’t be completing my bachelor’s degree
Arizona Capitol Times
 
How Leaders Can Offer Financial Support To Home Care Workers
Forbes


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 22, 2021
 
Letter: Choose home care
New Haven Register

*Choose Home LTE
 
Home Health Agencies Are Making a Mark on the US Economy
Home Health Care News
 
‘Crawl, Walk, Run’: Health Systems Are Figuring Out Hospital at Home Now, Worrying About Reimbursement Later
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Advocates Celebrate Build Back Better Plan’s House Passage, Urge Senate to Follow Suit
Home Health Care News
 
With CBO Scores In Hand, House Passes BBB Bill With Historic Health Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
AHCA To Senate: Strip Nursing Home Workforce Provisions In House BBB
Inside Health Policy
 
House-passed bill would mandate some staffing changes
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 19, 2021
 
Cuellar speaks on Choose Home Care Act and border updates
Laredo Morning Times
 
Reps push for more care in home
HME News 
 
Dozens of health groups urge businesses to voluntarily adopt Biden’s vaccine rule
Washington Post
 
New York recovers $19M in unpaid wages for home health aides
Modern Healthcare
 
In-Home Support Services Becoming Top Medicare Advantage Benefit
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips Thursday, November 18, 2021   Nursing Homes Say Closures Loom if Spending Bill Becomes Law Bloomberg   Biden Vaccine Rule Faces Political Test as GOP Forces Vote Bloomberg   OSHA Stops Enforcing Vaccine Mandate, To Issue Vaccine Exemption Guide If Courts Lift Implementation Hold Inside Health Policy   GAO: Fewer providers in rural, underserved areas join advanced alternative payment models Fierce Healthcare   14% of MA Plans Will Offer Primarily Health-Related In-Home Support Services in 2022 Home Health Care News    Health Care Renovation New York Times


Home Health Media Clips Wednesday, November 17, 2021   New Cures 2.0 bill extends key telehealth flexibilities, hastens CMS approval of medical devices Fierce Healthcare   DeGette, Upton Aim To Fast-Track Cures 2.0, Might Not Meet Year-End Goal Inside Health Policy   GOP-majority court chosen to consider Biden vaccine mandate Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips Tuesday, November 16, 2021   It's time to give Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity and choice of recovery in the home The Hill *Cuellar-Comer Op-Ed   Inside the Home Health Industry’s Choose Home Lobbying Push Home Health Care News *PQHH Quoted   Home Health Improper Payments Increased to $1.84 Billion in 2021 Home Health Care News   Medicaid, Medicare Overpaid Billions of Dollars, Report Finds Bloomberg Cures 2.0 Sets Up Medicare Telehealth, Device Coverage Expansions Inside Health Policy   Biden signs infrastructure bill, promoting benefits for Americans. New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 15, 2021
 
Support A ‘Choose Home’ Option For Seniors
Centre Daily Times

*Choose Home LTE
 
Brooks-LaSure Rejects Concerns Vaccine Mandate Harms Workforce
Inside Health Policy
 
House Eyes Vote on Biden Agenda as Slowdown Looms in Senate
Bloomberg 

Health Care System Can’t Afford to Make Blockbuster’s ‘Netflix Mistake’ with In-Home Care
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 12, 2021
 
States File Lawsuit Targeting CMS Vaccine Mandate, Cite ‘Alarming Shortage of Health Care Workers’
Home Health Care News
 
‘We Don’t Fix This Because We Just Don’t Care About Old People’
Politico
 
Families struggling to provide home health care would get a boost in the Democrats’ spending bill, but advocates say it’s not enough
Boston Globe
 
‘Nurses Are Horrified’: Hospital-at-Home Programs Taking Flak, But Model’s Long-Term Growth Is Undeniable
Home Health Care News

Democrats Race to Rack Up Accomplishments Before Campaign Starts
Bloomberg 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
 
Lawmakers should approve Choose Home Care Act
Sentinel & Enterprise

*Choose Home LTE
 
CBO Director: Reconciliation Score Underway, Parts Coming This Week
Inside Health Policy
 
How Home-Based Care Agencies are Boosting Staff Applications by 72%
Home Health Care News
 
Pennsylvania's home care program has big problems, advocates say
Modern Healthcare 



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
 
Medicare beneficiaries must have the option to recover safely at home
The Hill

*PQHH/NAHC Choose Home Op-Ed

Little-Noticed Tweaks To BBB Include An Additional Year Of Hearing Benefits
Inside Health Policy
 
New PDGM Adjustments Make It Tougher to Reach ‘Medium’ or ‘High’ Functional-Impairment Levels
Home Health Care News
 
‘Layer Upon Layer of Regulation’: Breaking Down the CMS Vaccination Mandate
Home Health Care News 
 
Health Worker Vaccine Mandate Expected to Withstand Challenges
Bloomberg
 
MedPAC looks for ways to give ACOs better savings
Modern Healthcare
 
Report: Medicare would save $8 billion per year with better hospital cost efficiency
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 8, 2021
 
Lawmakers should approve Choose Home Care Act
Lowell Sun (MA)

*Choose Home LTE
 
Home care advocates, those needing services say Build Back Better funding ‘critically important’ for industry
NBC News
 
Final Rule Gives Home Health Agencies Breathing Room for HHVBP, Medicare Sequestration
Home Health Care News 
 
Dems’ Major Health Reforms Face More Uncertainties As Pelosi Delays Vote, Senate Path Unclear
Inside Health Policy
 
House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote
Modern Healthcare
 
House Republicans vow fight over CMS vaccine rule
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 4, 2021
 
Home health sector glad CMS didn't finalize pay adjustment method
Modern Healthcare

* PQHH & NAHC Quoted

SNF-to-Home Care Gaps Still Prevalent, Likely Magnified During COVID-19
Home Health Care News
 
Covid Vaccination Mandated for 17 Million Health-Care Workers
Bloomberg Government 

Infrastructure, spending bills could see House vote Friday as Democrats push ahead
Washington Post


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 4, 2021
 
Home health gets pay boost in rule stressing value over volume
Healthcare Finance News

*PQHH Quoted 

Letter: Seniors should have the option to choose home
Standard-Examiner

*Choose Home LTE

CMS Releases Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare, Medicaid Providers
Home Health Care News
 
CMS requires COVID vaccines for healthcare staff by Jan. 4
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing Home Reporting Woes to Collide With Vaccine Mandate
Bloomberg Government


Home Health Media Clips
November 3, 2021
 
CMS Finalizes Home Health Value-Based Purchasing, Doesn’t Change Behavioral Adjustment
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS Finalizes Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Expansion, 3.2% Rate Increase
Home Health Care News

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS to boost pay for home health, hospital outpatient services
Modern Healthcare
 
Outpatient Services, Home Health to See Medicare Payment Boost
Bloomberg Government

BREAKING: CMS finalizes therapy pay cuts in 2022 Physician Pay Rule, and extends COVID reporting period
McKnight’s



Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
 
Aging Matters: Home Care Policy and Compassion
WPTF Aging Matters Radio Show
 
Final 2022 Medicare Home Health Rule OK’d for Publication
Bloomberg
 
Health-Care Worker Vaccine Mandate Rule OK’d for Publication
Bloomberg
 
Manchin Slams Brakes on Biden Plan, Chides Progressives
Bloomberg
 
With Policies Still In Flux, Manchin Says He Won’t Support Reconciliation Package Until He Understands Full Scope
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden Promised to Fix Home Care for Seniors. Much More Help May Be Needed.
New York Times
 
Hundreds of organizations ask governors to extend telehealth waivers
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
November 1, 2021
 
Evan Reinhardt: Support Sen. Young’s bill to expand home care options
Indianapolis Business Journal

*Choose Home OpEd
 

Democrats’ Slimmer Home Health Care Plan Hinges on State Uptake
Bloomberg
 
House Democrats Eye Tuesday Votes on Biden Plan, Infrastructure
Bloomberg
 
Democrats Close In On Medicare Negotiation Deal After Weekend Of Intense Talks
Inside Health Policy
 
What healthcare items are in—and out—of Biden's domestic policy plan
Modern Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 28, 2021
 
Biden crafts new spending package aimed at attracting all Democrats
The Washington Post
 
Pelosi Moves Reconciliation To Rules, Says Progress On Coverage Gap But Medicare Expansion Unclear
Inside Health Policy 

Health-Care Agenda Consensus Eludes Democrats Facing Crunch Time
Bloomberg
 
Hospitals Urge OMB To Offer Flexibility In Vaccine Mandate Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing Home Staff Shortages Linger as Vaccine Mandate Looms
Bloomberg
 
Home Care Patients with Language Barriers at Higher Risk for Rehospitalization
NYU


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
 
Give American Seniors the Option to Choose Home After a Hospital Discharge
Chief Healthcare Executive

*Choose Home Op-Ed 

Growth Post-Pandemic: How Home-Based Care can Diversify
Home Health Care News 
 
Pelosi Says Decision Day On Reconciliation, As GA Sens. Keep Fighting For Medicaid Gap Fix, Sanders Eyes MA Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden's $400B plan to overhaul home care is 'more of a repair effort than a new direction'
WBFO (NPR)
 
Sanders draws red lines on Medicare expansion, drug pricing plan in spending bill
The Hill


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
 
Moody's: Hospitals, staffing agencies shouldering the labor shortage while insurers are largely immune
Fierce Healthcare
 
Additional Medicare, Medicaid benefits may be whittled or cut as Democrats woo moderates
The Washington Post         
 
Democrats Mull Dropping Expanded Medicare, Medicaid in Unity Bid
Bloomberg Government
 
Federal court rules against nursing homes in COVID-19 cases
Modern Healthcare
 
ACOs need screening tools and new quality bonuses to help address health equity, NAACOS says
Fierce Healthcare
 
OSHA Cracking Down on Workplace Violence Against Home-Based Care Workers
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 25, 2021
 
Biden doubts Medicare benefits expansion could make it into infrastructure package
Fierce Healthcare
 
Beyond going neutral: Addressing healthcare's supply chain poses the next big environmental challenge
Modern Healthcare
 
Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge HHS to Soften Medicare Payment Cuts
Bloomberg 

Increasing Supply Fueling Home Health, Home Care Transactions
Home Health Care News
 
Why Kaiser Permanente Wants to Be Known for Home Care
Home Health Care News 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 22, 2022

LHC Group CEO Keith Myers: Choose Home Winning Capitol Hill Support, But SNF Stakeholders Still Need Convincing
Home Health Care News 
 
Blum: CMS Prepping To Quickly Operationalize Reconciliation Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Assisted Living Facilities Ramp Up Campaign For Provider Relief
Inside Health Policy
 
Pandemic boosts ‘hospital home care’ model
Boston 25 News
 
‘Mass exodus’: Home health care heavily impacted by state vaccine mandates
Rochester First
 
CMS Launches ‘One-Stop Shop’ for States’ HCBS Investment Plans
Home Health Care News
 
New CMS Webpage for Innovative Home- & Community-Based Services
Home Care Magazine 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 21, 2021
 
Nursing Homes Fear Financial Blow From Expanded Home Care Bill
Bloomberg

*PQHH Quoted
 
CMS Hopes to Support Home-Based Care with More Payment, Regulatory Flexibilities
Home Health Care News
 
Reconciliation Outline Emerges But Key Details Unclear
Inside Health Policy
 
CBO Scores Key Pieces Of House Reconciliation Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
CMMI official pushes for more participation in value-based care models
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare, Medicaid Innovation Center Charts New 10-Year Course
Bloomberg 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
 
Comer: Bill would expand home recovery for Medicare patients
Columbia Magazine

*Choose Home coverage
 
Women Workers Benefit Most From Home Care Funds in Biden Bill
Bloomberg Government
 
Democrats Move to Break Stalemate on Biden Plan by Scaling Back
Bloomberg Government
 
Biden tells Democrats that package of up to $1.9 trillion should be new target of talks
Washington Post
 
Provider Relief Fund reporting will continue after the public health emergency
Modern Healthcare
 
CBO: Democrats' infrastructure bill would expand coverage to nearly 4M uninsured
Fierce Healthcare 
 
Waiting on U.S. Mandate, Some Nursing Homes Are Slow to Vaccinate Staff
New York Times


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
 
CMS Getting Closer to Vaccination Guidance for Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare-Medicaid Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Biden's $400B plan to overhaul home care is 'more of a repair effort than a new direction'
Democrat & Chronicle
 
Expect a permanent boost to healthcare wages, experts say
Modern Healthcare
 
Unionization could help home health care workers, experts say
Detroit Free Press


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 18, 2021
 
1 in 5 Adults Needs Ongoing Support for Activities of Daily Living
Home Health Care News
 
Long-term care needs long-term solutions
Modern Healthcare
 
Eshoo Bill Would Set Up ARPA-H Within HHS Instead Of NIH, Provide $3B
Inside Health Policy


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 15, 2021
 
The $8.3B ‘avoidable ED visit’ disease has a cure: Choose Home
McKnight's Home Care

*Choose Home Op-ed
 
US Reps in House Introduce Choose Home Care Act of 2021
Rehab Management

*Quotes PQHH
 
Health Care Executives Share Provocative Takes on the Future of Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
 
Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente recruit 11 health system partners for new hospital-at-home advocacy coalition
Fierce Healthcare

Most post-acute Medicare recipients with dementia sent to SNFs despite payment changes: study
McKnight's Long-Term Care News

'Caregiving crisis:' New York bill to increase home care worker wages hits regulatory snag
Democrat & Chronicle

4 ways patients might benefit from in-home health care
Click On Detroit 


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 14, 2021
 
Millions of Workers Lost Their Jobs During the Pandemic. An ‘Immeasurably Small’ Number Turned to Caregiving.
Home Health Care News
 
Entry-level workers rejected jobs in home health, nursing homes during pandemic
Modern Healthcare
 
Infection Control, Cultural Competency and Dementia Education: Top Home Care Training Trends in 2021
Home Health Care News
 
Better Value-Based Care Means Fewer Nursing Homes, Summit Eldercare VP Says
Skilled Nursing News

BGOV OnPoint: Vaccine Mandates Spur Pushback
Bloomberg Government 


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
 
Pelosi: Reconciliation Bill Likely Will Fund Policies For Shorter Periods
Inside Health Policy
 
HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Progressives Press for Medicare Benefits
Bloomberg Government
 
Risky Medicare Patients Are Lucrative, and Insurers Love Them
Bloomberg Government
 
Best Buy Acquires At-Home Care Tech Platform Current Health
Home Health Care News

Best Buy ramps up focus on home health care by acquiring Current Health
Fierce Healthcare

Why Minnesota’s Largest Medicare Advantage Provider Is Investing in Lifespark
Home Health Care News

Home healthcare agencies already feeling impact of vaccine mandate
Local SYR

Home Care Workers Lose Paid COVID Sick Time
CT News Junkie

Home care workers rally for higher pay
Spectrum News 1 


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
 
Cong. Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Allow Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Texas Insider

*Quotes PQHH
 
Providers applaud new Choose Home Care Act legislation in House
McKnight's Senior Living

*Quotes PQHH
 
5 Questions With Health Care Activist Ady Barkan
Home Care Magazine

*Choose Home Care Act 
 
Comer, Cuellar Introduce Bipartisan Bill Expanding Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Congressman Comer

*Choose Home Care Act 

HCBS Funding Level Depends On Top-line But Advocates Continue Push
Inside Health Policy

‘The Waiver Program Is Tough’: Issues with the CMS Hospital-at-Home Program
Home Health Care News

More Than 30,000 Home Care Workers Fail to Meet New York Vaccination Deadline
Home Health Care News

She’s desperate to get home care for her mom. In Maryland, 21,000 are on the wait list.
Washington Post 


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 11, 2021
 
Landmark Choose Home Bill Introduced in the House
Home Health Care News

*Quotes PQHH
 
Choose Home Care Act Introduced in House
Home Care Magazine

*Quotes PQHH
 
Shift to Home May Be Coming for SNFs as Choose Home Bill Introduced in the House
Skilled Nursing News

*Quotes PQHH
 
Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill Allowing Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Texas Border Business
 
Cuellar, Comer Introduce Bipartisan Bill Allowing Home Recovery for Medicare Patients
Congressman Cuellar

Healthcare advocates fight to keep home care funding in Biden 'Build Back Better' plan
NBC News

Senator Bob Casey: Nation Is ‘Long Overdue for an Investment in Caregiving’
Home Health Care News

How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides
New York Times

Over 30,000 home health care workers miss vaccination deadline in New York
The Hill

‘It’s a Huge Advantage’: How Georgetown Home Care Became 100% Vaccinated
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 8, 2021
 
‘Consumer Driven’ Choose Home Bill Could Pull 35% of Patients Away from SNFs
Skilled Nursing News

*Choose Home Care Act
 
How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides
New York Times
 
Offering telehealth can be expensive for small providers, experts tell Senate
Modern Healthcare
 
New data show Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had lower hospitalization, mortality rates for COVID-19
Fierce Healthcare
 
Rep. Ruiz: COVID-19 underscored fragility of medical workforce
Axios


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 7, 2021
 
Pandemic, Worker Shortage Pose Major Challenges to Long-Term Care Industry
Morning Consult
 
Providers Prep For Tough Competition Over Next Relief Distribution
Inside Health Policy
 
Dems To Extend Debt Limit Short-Term, Manchin V. Sanders Goes Public
Inside Health Policy
 
AHA asks Congress to stop looming Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare
 
Former CMS Chief Seema Verma: Government Programs Must Keep Pace with Home-Based Care Innovation
Home Health Care News
 
Home Health Aides In D.C. Struggle To Afford Training And Make Ends Meet
DCist


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
 
OIG Reports on Home Health Agency Infection Control Audit
Home Care Magazine 

Health-Care Cost Increases Are Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Bloomberg Government 
 
Nursing homes on brink as vaccine mandate may worsen staffing crisis
Modern Healthcare
 
Employers expect health costs to rise by 5% in 2022
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMMI director hints at shift away from payment models for every episode of care, specialties
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
 
Reconciliation, Infrastructure Deadline Gets Pushed To Month’s End
Inside Health Policy
 
Home-Based Care Providers Face Major Losses Ahead of Vaccine Mandates
Home Health Care News
 
Telehealth use is surging but patient satisfaction with the service has declined, new study finds
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 1, 2021
 
Manchin’s $1.5T Leaves Stakeholders Scrambling To Protect Health Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
UnityPoint Health, Henry Ford Health System expand SNF- and hospital-at-home care services with new partnerships
Fierce Healthcare
 
CMS official: Don't expect a lot of fully risk-based payment models going forward
Fierce Healthcare
 
Non-rural providers can qualify for American Rescue Plan's $8.5 billion rural fund
Modern Healthcaare
 
With Philly vaccination deadline nearing, thousands of home health care workers have yet to get shot
Philadelphia Inquirer


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 30, 2021
 
Senate reaches deal to avoid government shutdown, Schumer announces
NBC News
 
Agonizing choices as Dems debate shrinking health care pie
Associated Press
 
New Data Show HCBS Workforce Issues Worsened During COVID-19
Inside Health Policy
 
‘We’ve Got to Have Set Standards’: Increased Standardization Likely Coming to Home Care
Home Health Care News
 
Hospitals, Health Systems Hungry for Partnerships with At-Home Care Enablers
Home Health Care News
 
Patients Prefer Home Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
PatientEngagementHIT
 
Home health care industry 'in crisis' leaves people scrambling to find help for loved ones
Columbus Dispatch
 
Historically underfunded, home and community-based care in Ohio finally will get $517 million boost
Columbus Dispatch


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
 
Six AGs To CMS: Advance Home Health Aide Benefit Access Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
Moderate Democrats Pitch Income Limits on New Medicare Benefits
Bloomberg
 
The health care knives are out
Axios
 
NAACOS: CMS must provide upfront funds, raise benchmarks to help ACOs close health equity gaps
Fierce Healthcare
 
There's A Shortage Of Home Health Aides For The Elderly, And It's Getting Worse
NPR
 
‘There’s a Lot of Unmet Need’: Addressing Long HCBS Waitlists
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
 
Seniors’ Desire to Age in Place Remains Overwhelmingly Popular
Home Health Care News 
 
States Take Emergency Measures to Combat Staffing Shortages, as Providers Ponder Boosters
Home Health Care News
 
Negotiations Intensify As House Closes In On Infrastructure Vote
Inside Health Policy
 
Democrats grapple with cuts to health care priorities
Politico
 
How Acute Home Healthcare Can Improve Senior Access to Care
HealthCareExecIntelligence


Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 27, 2021
 
Support Choose Home Care Act
Ocala Star Banner

*Choose Home LTE
 
At-home care deserves new Medicare coverage
Richmond Times Dispatch

*Choose Home LTE
 
Pelosi’s Democrats Head For Showdown This Week on Biden’s Agenda
Bloomberg 
 
Lobbyists Question Impact Of Manchin’s Pushes Against New Medicare Benefits
Inside Health Policy
 
Long Hours, Low Pay, Loneliness and a Booming Industry
New York Times
 
‘We’re Never Going Back to an Institution-First Model’: Home Care Veteran Ready to Lead New Aging-in-Place SPAC
Home Health Care News 
 
Rural COVID-19 vaccination campaign seeks help from home health agencies
McKnight’s Senior Living 


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 24, 2021
 
Pelosi Indicates Interest In More HCBS Funding Than House Proposed
Inside Health Policy
 
The Biggest Regulatory, Policy ‘Wins’ for Home-Based Care in Recent Memory
Home Health Care News
 
Sanders, Warren Push New Medicare Benefits Amid Press To Scale Back Reconciliation Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Dems seek to save competing health priorities in potentially pared down $3.5T infrastructure bill
Fierce Healthcare
 
Staffing shortages force long-term care facilities to limit admissions, hire agency workers
Fierce Healthcare


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 23, 2021
 
The hospital's case for funding home care
The Hill
 
FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster For 65-And-Older, High-Risk Groups
Inside Health Policy
 
Staff Shortages Are Hammering Long-term Care Facilities, Home Care Agencies, and Families
Forbes
 
With Demand for Home Care Rising, The Helper Bees Launches ‘Aging-in-Place Provider Marketplace’
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
 
House passes government funding, debt ceiling bill
Axios 

House passes bill to avert shutdown and suspend debt limit
CNN
 
White House To Talk Reconciliation With Dems, Pelosi Still Aims For $3.5T Bill
Inside Health Policy
 
Polling Finds Broad Voter Support For Reconciliation Bill’s Health Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Care can’t wait’: Sen. Casey fights for more money for home care aides
The Bradford Era


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
 
Poll finds strong support for Choose Home legislation
Post-Acute Advisor

*PQHH media hit

A ‘pivotal moment’ for home healthcare
Modern Healthcare

Consumerism is driving a bold new vision for home healthcare
MedCity News

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Could Mean a Bigger Role for Palliative Care
Home Health Care News

Senate Dems Considering More Generous Medicare Benefits, Earlier Start
Inside Health Policy



Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 20, 2021
 
When given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly choose home health care
Capital Gazette

*Choose Home OpEd
 
Congress should support at-home care
The Spectrum (UT)

*Choose Home LTE
 
Report: To Address Long-Term Care Shortages in the US, Major HCBS Investments Are Needed
Home Health Care News
 
GAO: CMS Needs Plan For Monitoring Emergency Changes To HCBS
Inside Health Policy 

Pelosi Keeps 9/27 Infrastructure Bill Vote, But Expects It To Fail As Reconciliation Talks Continue
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers Cheer 60-Day Provider Relief Reporting Grace Period
Inside Health Policy

 

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

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


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

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


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

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

*Choose Home Poll
 

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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



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

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


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


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


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 3, 2021
 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


 
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