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Home Health Media Clips
Friday, December 8, 2023
 
Where do Americans live after 85? Look inside the homes of 11 seniors
Washington Post (link only)
 
Senators leave town with no deal on border, war supplemental
Roll Call
 
NIH Expands Telehealth/Home ‘Test To Treat’ Pilot Nationwide
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospitals, Site-Neutral Pay Advocates Put Competing Pressure On Congress
Inside Health Policy
 
2024 Executive Forecast: What 9 Home Care Leaders Expect Next Year
Home Health Care News 
 
More Key Quality Measures Home Health Agencies Should Be Focused On
Home Health Care News 
 
Black Medicare patients less likely to be referred for home health care, finds study
Medical Xpress
 
Focus on quality measure ‘overlaps,’ experts advise home health agencies
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Nurse’s fatal visit to patient’s home renews calls for safety measures
Star Advertiser
 
A tough 2024 is on the horizon. Here's how Deloitte says healthcare leaders should prepare
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, December 7, 2023
 
Republican Budget Chief Eyes Deficit Commission for Funding Bill
Bloomberg
 
In key home care victory, House passes Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act
McKnight’s Home care
 
Shifting focus to MA will alter ‘life as we know it’ for home care providers, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Can Home-Based Primary Care Be Scaled Up?
Healthcare Innovation
 
More health systems offload home health businesses
Becker’s Hospital Review


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
 
House Plans Suspension Vote On Lower Costs, More Transparency Act
Inside Health Policy
 
The Medicare Gold Rush Is Slowing Down
Wall Street Journal
 
Joint Commission launches health data accreditation program
Modern Healthcare
 
The HHVBP Changes Experts Believe Home Health Providers Are ‘Overlooking’
Home Health Care News
 
Predicting Nursing Home Care for Dementia Patients Is Possible With Models
Skilled Nursing News
 
Medical waste management presents unique challenge for home care providers, industry study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
 
Scoop: House transparency bill could get vote next week 
Axios
 
 
Biden Makes Health Care Key Campaign Issue After Trump’s ACA Repeal Push
Inside Health Policy
 
New Analysis Shows How Unaffordable Home Care Is Becoming For American Seniors
Home Health Care News
 
California Officially Raises Minimum Wage For Home Health Care Workers
Home Health Care News 
 
AHA releases 2024 Environmental Scan
American Hospital Association

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 30, 2023
 
Beyond The Cuts: What Else Home Health Providers Need To Know About CMS’ 2024 Final Rule
Home Health Care News 
 
Facing labor crunch, NJ launches jobs website for home health aides, group home staff
NJ.com
 
Congressional panel tackles AI in healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
After nurse's slaying, home health workers call for increased protections
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
More Clarity Emerges Around HCBS Waiting Lists
Home Health Care News
 
Report: Waiting lists preventing hundreds of thousands from accessing HCBS
McKnight’s Home Care
 
UnitedHealth Group to advance value-based, home care missions in 2024
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
 
Transform the patient and clinician experience with care at home: Lessons from Geisinger and Best Buy Health
Modern Healthcare (PODCAST REGISTRATION)
 
Despite headwinds, experts predict home care transactions to pick up next year
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How Medicaid Waivers Have Affected Nursing Home Utilization – And Why the Staffing Proposal May Further This Trend
Skilled Nursing News
 
LinkedIn rolls out new features to help nurses, clinicians land their next job
Fierce Healthcare
 
Waiting for Care: Three-Fourths of States Have Waiting Lists for Some Medicaid Home Care Programs
Kaiser Family Foundation
 
Hospitals and doctors are fed up with Medicare Advantage
Washington Post

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
 
Home Health Providers Must Lean Into Mitigation Strategies To Combat CMS Cuts
Home Health Care News

Dems Pounce As Trump Revives ‘ACA Repeal, Replace’ Talk; Congress Returns To Year-End Uncertainty
Inside Health Policy
 
GOP faces ominous signs in effort to avoid January shutdown
The Hill
 
The time is now for providers to prepare to be part of GUIDE Model, researchers say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Providers Balancing Workload Management With Clinician Satisfaction
Home Health Care News
 
Opinion: The Home Health Care Worker Bill of Rights
Connecticut Post
 
Preventive Care Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries Grew, Study Finds
Health Payer Intelligence
 
Top 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions For 2024
Forbes

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 27, 2023
 
Health Leaders Eshoo, Burgess And Wenstrup To Leave Congress Next Year
Inside Health Policy
 
States Preserve HCBS Flexibilities, Researchers Parse Caregiver Support
Inside Health Policy
 
‘It was stunning': Bipartisan anger aimed at Medicare Advantage care denials
Politico
 
Why Medicaid Could Be The Answer To Scaling Hospital At Home
Home Health Care News
 
MA can help home care providers expand their reach, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
 
Happy Thanksgiving! 
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CMS’ Staffing Mandate Proposal For Nursing Homes Could ‘Spell Trouble’ For Home Health Care
Home Health Care News

AMA Upset PFS Cuts Not Tackled In CR, Bucshon Sees Opening When CRs Expire Jan/Feb
Inside Health Policy
 
Marketing limits could shake up Medicare Advantage market
Modern Healthcare
 
Home health patients need medication support to prevent rehospitalizations, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Older adult population will surpass younger age groups in 2029 as ‘notable shifts’ occur
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many
New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
 
When Medicare Advantage quality ratings decline, providers suffer
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare paid out $31.2B in improper payments for FY23, CMS says
Fierce Healthcare
 
The Number Of Active, Quality Home Health Agencies Continues To Dip
Home Health Care News 
 
Caregiver support programs’ long-term success depends on data, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Legislators push for broader nutrition services for chronically ill patients
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Nursing home care continues to outpace most categories of national health spending: Altarum
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 20, 2023
 
Home Health Industry Unscathed In Latest CMS Improper Payments Report
Home Health Care News 
 
Hospitals, Consumers Clash On Site-Neutral Pay Amid Uncertainty On Health Package
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS rule could prompt private equity, REITs to sell nursing homes
Modern Healthcare
 
Social determinants ‘playbook’ draws up strategies to improve HCBS effectiveness
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Government seeks provider assistance in effort to address long COVID
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The First 90 Days: What Amedisys, Bayada Have Changed To Retain New Hires
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 17, 2023
 
Christmas minus the tree: Health policy is gridlocked as Congress bolts
Axios
 
How healthcare companies are held accountable for health equity
Modern Healthcare
 
Approps SNF Staffing Block Stalls As 103 Dems Push CMS For Strong Reg
Inside Health Policy
 
How Home Health Providers Can Make Clinicians Feel Less Alone When Delivering Care
Home Health Care News
 
New Issue Brief Outlines Ways Medicare Should Support Family Caregivers
Medicare Rights Center

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 16, 2023
 
Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown, sending it to Biden to sign
Washington Post
 
House of Representatives passes bipartisan funding stopgap that punts DSH cuts, extends other healthcare programs
Fierce Healthcare
 
Operating Conditions Worsen As CMS Continues To Gaslight Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
CMS Finalizes Nursing Facility Ownership Reporting, Transparency Reqs
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS Fears Flat Funding Could Crush Survey Agencies’ SNF Oversight
Inside Health Policy
 
Permanent Medicare Telehealth Extension Sees Persistent Push
Bloomberg
 
MACPAC: Lack of definition confounds HCBS payment rate determinations
McKnight’s Home Care
 
UnitedHealth Faces Lawsuit, Media Scrutiny Over AI’s Role in Medicare Advantage Denials of Nursing Home Care
Skilled Nursing News
 
Columbia Nursing Study Demonstrates the Need for Verbal Communication Data in Home Health Care 
Columbia University School of Nursing

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
 
With Dem Votes, House Passes Two-Step CR That Includes Health Extenders
Inside Health Policy
 
Home health providers seek to protect workers from violence
Modern Healthcare
 
In-person support key to reducing loneliness and isolation, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Providers Are Beginning To Tie Clinician Compensation To Value-Based Care Success
Home Health Care News
 
Home-Based Care Faces Growing Patient Volume and Acuity
New England Journal of Medicine
SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS ONLY

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

 
Democrats Signal Openness to Plan to Avert Shutdown as Republicans Balk
New York Times
 
Home Health Agencies Ask Court to Scrap 2023 Medicare Pay Rule
Bloomberg
 
Home Health Providers Take Aim At CMS’ ‘Black Box’ Approach To Policymaking
Home Health Care News 

CMS’ Acute Hospital Care At Home Waiver Delivers Promising Results
Home Health Care News 

‘I Wish I Had Known That No One Was Going to Help Me’
New York Times
 
Facing Financial Run as Costs Soar for Elder Care
New York Times
 
Hidden quality statistics hinder home health discharge planning, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Avoidable Hospitalizations Less Common in Medicare Advantage, Study Finds
Health Payer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
November 13, 2023
 
Document: Speaker Mike Johnson Releases Two-Step Continuing Resolution Proposal
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare Advantage Patients Attempting To Utilize Home Health Care Are Hitting More Roadblocks
Home Health Care News

Some Home-Based Care Providers Are Expanding Service Lines, Others Are Doubling Down On Status Quo
Home Health Care News
 
'Devil is in the details' for Biden's AI strategy, but some experts are skeptical about efforts to regulate the technology
Fierce Healthcare
 
How Best Buy Will Help Mass General Brigham Scale At-Home Healthcare
mhealthintelligence
 
Regulators not walking the talk on home care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘I loved her’: Metro Detroit woman says home health care worker stole $100,000
Local 4 News (Detroit)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 10, 2023
 
Thank you, Veterans! 

MA home health beneficiaries twice as likely to face barriers to care, report finds
McKnight’s Home Care

Protect Our Care Poll: Dems Have Upper Hand On Health Policy For 2024
Inside Health Policy
 
Progressives Demand CMS Crack Down On MA In The Midst Of Open Enrollment
Inside Health Policy
 
Congressional Leaders Push Back on Medicare Advantage Nursing Home Denials, Other MA Issues
Skilled Nursing News 
 
Biden’s Plan to Bolster Nursing Home Staffing Draws Scrutiny
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 9, 2023
 
LETTER: The importance of home health care for seniors
Las Vegas Review Journal
 
Best Buy Health Partners With Mass General Brigham, Enters Into Medicare-Certified Home Health Care
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare Advantage rates stressing out home health providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Finance Passes Sweeping Bill As Lawmakers Tee Up Year-End Priorities
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

CMS boosts payment for home health agencies, ESRD providers
Advisory Board

*PQHH Quoted 

How Best Buy, Mass General Brigham are advancing at-home care
Modern Healthcare
Mass General Brigham PRESS RELEASE
 
Mass General Brigham taps Best Buy Health to scale up its at-home care services
Fierce Healthcare
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts To Eliminate Prior Authorization For Home Health Discharges
Home Health Care News
 
How CMS’ Goal To Enroll All Medicare Beneficiaries In ACOs Could Impact Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
‘Do The Homework’: What Home Health Providers Need To Know Before Sitting Down With Payers
Home Health Care News 
 
Nursing home job losses happened three times as fast as in other sectors: JAMA
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
 
Biden administration seeks to crack down on private Medicare health plans
The Washington Post
 
CMS Proposes 2025 MA Policies; Senate Finance To Mark Up Wide-Ranging Drug Pricing, Medicare Bill; Another Stopgap Funding Bill Likely
Health Insider
 
CMS Proposes MA Broker Oversight Following Congressional Pressure
Inside Health Policy

Industry still in shock following release of home health final rule
McKnight’s Home Care

CMS Seems Intent On Sticking With Home Health Care’s Review Choice Demonstration
Home Health Care News
 
Discharge to skilled nursing facility led to higher readmission rates vs. home health care
Healio
 
Pennsylvania’s nursing home crisis is rapidly worsening, new report shows
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, November 6, 2023  
 
COMMENTARY: Medicare cuts threaten access to home health care across Nevada
Las Vegas Review Journal

*PQHH Oped by Jay Heiseler, Enhabit Home Health &Hospice 
 
Patient-Driven Groupings Model HHAs Look to Congress for Relief as CMS Imposes Crushing Rate Adjustment
AAPC
 
Increases in value-based payment adoption decreased family physician burnout, AAFP study finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
To Win At Recruiting, Home Care Providers Need To Better Understand Job Seekers
Home Health Care News 
 
Home health salary survey reveals lower turnover, widespread sign-on bonuses for RNs
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare cuts doctor and hospital payments
Axios
 
Bill Dombi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Home Care Magazine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, November 3, 2023
 
CMS’ message to home health, hospice providers: Denied
McKnight’s

*PQHH Quoted
 
CMS Keeps Home Health Providers In Payment Purgatory With 2024 Final Rule, Strikes Contentious Tone With Industry
Home Health Care News

CMS rule could trigger consolidation, headaches for home healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
Home health agencies get less than a 1% payment increase
Healthcare Finance News
 
Senate Finance Draft Bill Would Partially Mitigate PFS Cuts, Extend APM Bonuses
Inside Health Policy
 
Boone Health putting focus on core service areas in shuttering of home health, hospice
Columbia Tribune
 
The Case For Home Care Providers To Double Down On Dementia Care
Home Health Care News
 
How Home Health Providers Can Play A Greater Role In Reducing ED Visits
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, November 2, 2023
 
PQHH HHPPS Final Rule Statement: Home Health Leaders: Final Home Health Rule Perpetuates Cuts, Doesn’t Keep Up with Rising Costs
 
CMS Finalizes Controversial HH Pay Rates, Hospice Oversight Reforms
Inside Health Policy

PQHH Quoted
 
Medicare Hikes, Then Trims, Home Health Payments for 2024
Bloomberg

NAHC & PQHH Quoted
 
CMS scraps home health Medicare pay cut, offers minor increase
Modern Healthcare

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS Finalizes 0.8% Home Health Payment Increase For 2024, Additional PDGM Cuts
Home Health Care News

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Final home health rule to give agencies 0.8% payment bump in 2024
McKnight’s Home Care

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS finalizes $140M increase to home health payments
Fierce Healthcare

PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Opinion | Don’t allow cuts to Medicare’s home health care benefit
Bridge Michigan

Barry Cargill OpEd
 
CMS Final Rule Reins in 2024 Rate Reduction, But Brings Big Cuts Beyond
Home Care Magazine

NAHC Statement

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
 
Senators Call On President Biden To Help Protect Home Health Benefit
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH Quoted
 
Exchange Open Enrollment Kicks Off, Stakeholders Await Final 2024 Medicare Pay Rules
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH Mentioned
 
Biden’s EO Sets Deadlines For HHS On AI Task Force, Reg Plan, Guidance
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden’s executive order on AI tackles healthcare concerns; clear guidelines a ‘no-brainer,’ industry leaders say
McKnight’s Senior Living

‘No Two States Are Alike’: The Home Care Industry’s Road To Standardization
Home Health Care News

Californians who need help paying for round-the-clock home care are stuck on a state waitlist
LA Times
 
Medically Home CEO Rami Karjian talks about the growth of hospital-at-home programs
Chief Healthcare Finance
 
New CDC campaign asks health care leaders to take responsibility for reducing burnout
STAT

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
 
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CDC launches initiative to reduce healthcare worker burnout
Modern Healthcare
 
‘Too Much, Too Fast’: Home Care Providers Still Face Uphill Battle In Becoming Tech-Enabled
Home Health Care News
 
In new order on AI, Biden is scrambling to catch up to emerging risks in health care
STAT News 
 
Cleveland Clinic to launch prescription delivery via drone in 2025, starting with specialty and rush medications
Fierce Healthcare
 
Final ESRD PPS rule addresses home-based renal care providers’ concerns
McKnight’s Home Care
 
'Deny, deny, deny': By rejecting claims, Medicare Advantage plans threaten rural hospitals and patients, say CEOs
NBC News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 30, 2023
 
BAYADA CEO Elected Chairman of Partnership for Quality Home Health
Home Care Magazine
 
Home Health Agencies Made The HHVBP Model Demonstration A Resounding Success
Home Health Care News
 
Partisan split impedes consensus on proposed HCBS worker wage rule
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Bipartisan lawmakers tell HHS to reconsider nursing home staffing mandate
Healthcare Finance News 
 
Biden EO Calls For Managing Health Care AI Risks While Boosting Innovation
Inside Health Policy
 
What States Get Right And Wrong When It Comes To Home-Based Care Support
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 27, 2023
 
Johnson Eyes CR Through Mid January Or April So Senate Can’t ‘Jam’ House On Year-End Omnibus
Inside Health Policy
 
E&C Republicans Slam Biden Admin For LTSS, Nursing Home Proposals
Inside Health Policy
 
One-third of Americans burdened by medical debt: study
Fierce Healthcare
 
For Home Health Providers, Clinician Scheduling Stands Out As Turnover Culprit
Home Health Care News 
 
Partisan split impedes consensus on proposed HCBS worker wage rule
McKnight’s Home Care

Why Data Point to Hospital At-Home Care as Next Evolution of Clinical Medicine
Pharmacy Times 

Casey, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Bolster Home Care Workforce
Senator Bob Casey
 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 26, 2023
 
Johnson Starts Speakership With Call For Bipartisan Debt Commission
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing home staffing rule meets GOP opposition on Capitol Hill
Modern Healthcare
 
States Boosting Medicaid Payment Rates for Home Healthcare Amid Shortages
RevCycle Intelligence
 
Medicare Proposes Changes to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services and Support Complex Primary Care
The Commonwealth Fund
 
The ‘Strategic Trade-Offs’ Private-Pay Home Care Providers Are Making To Grow
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips Wednesday, October 25, 2023   The Last-Ditch Efforts Home Health Providers, Advocates Are Making To Nix Payment Cuts Home Health Care News  *PQHH, NAHC, Enhabit, Bayada, Axxess Quoted   OIG To CMS: Monitoring Needed To Ensure Proper Use Of Telehealth In Home Health Care Inside Health Policy   New Legislation Offers Hope For Expanding HCBS Across More States Home Health Care News    Senate bill that would grow HCBS earns home care kudos McKnight’s Home Care   Layoffs, benefit cuts follow Medicare Advantage pay reductions Modern Healthcare   CDC: Harassment of health workers more than doubled Axios
 

Home Health Media Clips Tuesday, October 24, 2023   Medicare Advantage Plans Pulling Back On In-Home Care Supplemental Benefits Home Health Care News    Providers leverage AI technology to boost administrative efficiency, patient outcomes McKnight’s Home Care   SNF Stakeholders Clash Over Staffing Reqs, Lawmakers Weigh In Inside Health Policy   Nursing home rollout of new COVID-19 vaccine ‘a mess’ Modern Healthcare   Healthcare AI regulation is coming into focus Modern Healthcare  

A tiny home makes the case for at-home hospital care Axios  Payment Rates for Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services: States’ Responses to Workforce Challenges KFF
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 23, 2023
 
Home Health Access For Minnesota Seniors At Risk As Medicare Keeps Cutting
Minnesota Patch & News From the States

*Reprints of PQHH MN OpEd
 
Home Care briefs for Monday, Oct. 23
McKnight’s Home Care

Minnesota home care association speaks out against Medicare cuts 
 
Medicare Takes Center Stage As Lawmakers Debate Health Spending Concerns
Inside Health Policy
 
States Weigh Moves On HCBS Waivers As Data Show Past Spending Growth
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing home staffing mandate to negatively affect home care, LeadingAge says
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Providers Are ‘Self-Scouting’ To Improve Their Own Care Models
Home Health Care News
 
Problems with culture, compensation linked to home health aide dissatisfaction, MIT review finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Most U.S. patients don't trust AI in healthcare settings, feel transparency would help, Carta survey finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Assisted living providers should be allowed to lead Medicare ACOs, advocacy group says
McKnight’s Senior Living 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 20, 2023
 
Home health access for Minnesota seniors at risk as Medicare keeps cutting
Minnesota Reformer

*OpEd by Kathy Messerli
 
Medicare Cuts Impede Patient Ability to Heal at Home
North Carolina Political News

*OpEd by Tim Rogers
 
Workforce Coalition Aims To Bolster Pipeline, Recruit Foreign Providers
Inside Health Policy
 
To bring change, qualitative data fills gaps numbers cannot, home care industry leaders say
McKnight’s Home Care

*NAHC Quoted
 

Nursing home care among fastest-growing categories of national health spending: Altarum
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Ghostbusters: Senate bill would crack down on MA ‘ghost networks’
McKnight’s Home Care
 
As Non-Compete Ban Hangs In Balance, A Larger Home Care Provider Battle Materializes
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 19, 2023
 
New Research: Top Ratings for Home Healthcare Translate to High-Quality Care
Syracuse University
 
House in limbo as Jordan continues speaker bid despite stiff GOP resistance
CNN
 
Senate Finance targets Medicare Advantage brokers
Stat News
 
Medicare Advantage marketing may face crackdown after Senate hearing
Modern Healthcare
 
Lower Payment Rates May Help Curb Medicare Spending on Post-Acute Care
RevCycleIntelligence
 
For Home Health Providers, Interoperability ‘Wins’ Have Become Crucial For Referral Relationships, Bottom Lines
Home Health Care News 
 
Workforce, Funding Issues Complicate Nursing Home Staffing Push
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
 
Midlands Voices: Medicare cuts to home-based healthcare would hurt Nebraskans
Omaha World Herald

*OpEd by Janet Seelhoff  
 
Blum: CMS Might Issue More Guidance As Government Shutdown Looms
Inside Health Policy
 
MA marketing practices, prior authorizations to command lawmakers’ attention this week
McKnight’s Home Care
 
For Home-Based Care Providers Setting Themselves Up For Risk, There’s No Simple Template
Home Health Care News 
 
Millions of Americans Caught Between Work and Caring for Parents
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
 
Committees Focus On Medicare, Pandemic Hearings As House Speaker Fight Looms
Inside Health Policy
 
Home healthcare tapping AI to speed processes, close gaps in care
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Health Agencies Are Making Advocacy A Part Of Everyday Operations
Home Health Care News
 
Reduced post-acute care rates could save Medicare billions
Fierce Healthcare
 
Study: Sedation ordered by anesthesiologists more likely to result in discharge to home
McKnight’s 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 16, 2023
 
As population ages, we must address key gaps in care
Boston Globe

*LTE by Dr. Steven Landers
 
An existential crisis in home health care
Politico Weekly New York Health Care
 
Medicare Advantage's growth spurt brings tensions
Axios
 
What Home Health Providers Are Learning From HHVBP’s First Full Year
Home Health Care News
 
Energy & Commerce Republicans Announce Sweeping Health Hearing
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare professionals fleeing industry, new data show
Modern Healthcare
 
Don’t overlook these factors as you explore health-at-home model
American Medical Association

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 13, 2023
 
Medicare premiums set to rise in 2024
Axios
 
Walgreens, CVS Health Are Banking On Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News 
 
ATI: Medicare Advantage plans shrinking in-home support options
McKnight’s Home Care
 
ProMedica to close 2 home health sites, trim another
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
VBID Phase II progress report shows promise and potential
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Telehealth Groups Urge Cassidy To Pursue Risk-Based Health Care AI Bill
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 12, 2023
 
GOP Speaker Nominee Scalise Would Bring Budget-Cutting Focus To Job
Inside Health Policy
 
Supply chain, email attacks against healthcare groups frequently threatening patient care, report finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Given Reimbursement Challenges In Home Health Care, Investors Are Beginning To Look Elsewhere
Home Health Care News 
 
ProMedica closing home health locations in Clyde, Dundee; scaling back operations in Sylvania
WTOL
 
Census Bureau: ‘Aging-ready homes’ may be in short supply 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Is Medicare Advantage a Failed Experiment? Experts Debate  
MedCity News
 
‘A Brick Wall’: Overcoming Barriers to Census Growth at Nursing Homes From Managed Care Plans
Skilled Nursing News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
 
'Hospital at Home' Could Be the Future of Health Care. Not Everyone Thinks It's a Good Idea
Time
 
Inside Kaiser Permanente’s Collaborations With Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News 
 
Rural Nursing Homes Are Closing, Hollowing Out Small US Towns
Bloomberg
 
Home care-paramedic combination improves patient outcomes, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
HCAOA CEO Jason Lee: Home Care Industry Needs To Back Up Storytelling With Data
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 

Home Health Providers’ Medicare Advantage Problem Will Be A ‘Generational Battle’
Home Health Care News

*NAHC Interview

Health Expert Says Nurse Shortages Create Gap In Health Information
Inside Health Policy

 

Why Medicare Advantage carriers are designing plans for minority groups
Modern Healthcare
 
‘Boots On The Ground’: Why Home Care Provider-Home Health Agency Partnerships Work
Home Health Care News
 
What Are Major Payers Offering Medicare Advantage Members in 2024?
Health Payer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, October 6, 2023
 
Clips will resume Tuesday, October 10 following the federal holiday on Monday. 

The future of health care in the House
Stat News 

Medicare Overcharged Millions by Insurer, Watchdog Estimates
Bloomberg
 
Jury Convicts Duo In $93 Million Medicare Home Health Fraud Scam
Home Health Care News
 
HCAOA’s new CEO draws on advocacy expertise to guide ship
McKnight’s Home Care
 
MA growing among people of color and those who live in rural areas, new report finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare’s proposal on nursing home staff is ‘insanity,’ key expert says
Stat News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, October 5, 2023
 
House uncertainty puts shutdown specter right back on the table
Roll Call
 
Progressive legislators urge feds to take closer look at $3.3B UnitedHealth-Amedisys deal
Fierce Healthcare
 
Lawmakers Elizabeth Warren, Pramila Jayapal Urge DOJ To Further Scrutinize Optum-Amedisys Deal
Home Health Care News 
 
Home health provider loss to have minimal impact on services in Northeast Alabama
Jackson County Sentinel
 
HHS Secretary Becerra Touts Disputed Nursing Home Staffing Push
Bloomberg
 
Lawmakers To CMS, OMB: Revise Hospice Special Focus Proposals
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
 
‘The Wrong Policy At The Wrong Time’: Home Health Industry Continues To Fight CMS Cuts
Home Health Care News (Podcast)

*Joanne Cunningham Interview 
 
75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers go on strike
Modern Healthcare
 
Kaiser Permanente strike breaks long labor peace
Axios
 
Casey pushes CMS to act against Medicaid MCO prior authorization denials
McKnight’s Home Care
 
VitalCaring CEO April Anthony On ‘Turning More Conversations Into Contracts’ With Payers
Home Health Care News
 
Will increased pay solve North Carolina’s home nursing shortage?
North Carolina Health News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
 
With Shutdown Temporarily Averted, Focus Returns To Longer-Term Funding, Extenders, Health Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
AARP Long-Term Care Scorecard Notes Ongoing Quality, Access Shortfalls
Inside Health Policy
 
Community hospitals benefit by offering hospital-at-home services
Modern Healthcare
 
New AccentCare CEO Laura Tortorella Set To Take On Evolving Home Health Landscape
Home Health Care News 
 
Inside Bayada, Enhabit and VNS Health’s Payer Innovation Strategies
Home Health Care News 
 
Home-Based Primary Care Can Lead To Modest Improvements In Avoidable Hospitalizations
Home Health Care News 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, October 2, 2023 

Podcast: Joanne Cunningham, CEO, Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare
Home Health Care News 

 
Congress Narrowly Avoids Shutdown, But Some Health Policies Still In Limbo
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress Passes CR, Extends Funding For Some Health Programs
Inside Health Policy
 
Patients in hallways, long waits for beds: Hospital bottlenecks reach crisis levels
The Boston Globe 
 
CBO: CMS Innovation Center’s First 10 Years Cost $5.4 Billion
Inside Health Policy
 
Report: CMMI has raised federal spending, not lowered it
Fierce Healthcare
 
Nursing Homes: Staffing Levels Lower Than CMS’ Estimate, Fix More Costly
Inside Health Policy
 
Diabetes multiplies hospital admission risk for home health patients, study finds
McKnight’s 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 29, 2023
 
Lawmakers say government shutdown appears inevitable
The Hill
 
Why There’s Now A ‘Good Expectation’ That Home Health Medicare Cuts Will Be Mitigated
Home Health Care  News
 
Government shutdown could delay release of home health final rule, hamper agency operations, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The US is suffering a healthcare worker shortage. Experts fear it will only get worse.
The Hill
 
There's a generational gap in satisfaction with telehealth, J.D. Power finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Report: Engaging Family Caregivers, Diversifying Referral Mix Are Keys To Sustainability
Home Health Care News
 
For Home Care Providers, HCBS Operating Environments Still Vary Greatly From State To State
Home Health Care News
 
Making In-Home Care Worker Safety a Priority
Health Leaders Media

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 28, 2023
 
Congress on track to trigger a shutdown with House and Senate at odds
CNN
 
What happens to health programs if the federal government shuts down?
NPR
 
Some GOP candidates talk tough against health industry
Axios
 
Nursing home, home health spending up year over year
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
How Home-Based Medical Care Is Utilized In Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage
Home Health Care News 
 
Longtime LHC Group Leader Keith Myers Breaks Down The Decision To Join Optum
Home Health Care News 
 
In-home acute care saves $40K per patient compared to hospital care, Singapore study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
MedPAC: Inadequate data hampering analysis of hospital-at-home waiver’s impact, cost
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
 
Senate’s Short-Term CR Would Extend CHC Funding, Delay DSH Cuts
Inside Health Policy
 
Senate advances bill to temporarily aid hospitals, health centers
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS' staffing proposal will cost nursing homes $6.8B for 102K nurse hires, industry-backed report finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Payers, providers are cautiously optimistic about their value-based care efforts. Here's how their sentiments differ
Fierce Healthcare
 
Researcher testifies to Congress about rural home health
UW Medicine Newsroom
 
Altarum: Home health spending grows fastest year-over-year in July
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home health pays highest for PT, OT, compensation report finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
New Day Healthcare Plans To ‘Burn The Ships,’ Reinvent Home-Based Care Delivery
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
 
Key senator affirms congressional support for home care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Uncertainty for healthcare as government shutdown looms
Modern Healthcare
 
Shutdown Ticks Closer; House GOP Urges Fiscal Commission; Senate Panels Consider Medicare Funding, Trustees
Inside Health Policy
 
‘A Huge Opportunity’: Behind Health Systems’ Home-Based Care Initiatives
Home Health Care News
 
As Americans age, in-home care worker shortage grows
Scripps News  

Staffing crunch hit federal health facilities
Axios

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 25, 2023
 
What a government shutdown means for health care
The Washington Post
 
HHS preps skeleton crew for government shutdown
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
McCarthy Working Overtime to Overcome Hard Right Before Shutdown
Bloomberg
 
HHS Announces Contingency Plan As Shutdown Deadline Draws Nearer
Inside Health Policy
 
Four spending bills readied for House floor amid stopgap uncertainty
Roll Call
 
‘This Has Been Haunting Us’: How Sloppy Cost Reporting Leads To Home Health Payment Cuts
Home Health Care News 
 
Palliative Care Remains ‘Wild West,’ But Home Health Providers Are Still Investing In It
Home Health Care News
 
Axxess Announces Strategic Partnership with Gateway Home Health Coding and Consulting
Axxess
 
Home health agencies throughout Iowa cited for violations
Iowa Capitol Dispatch

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 22, 2023
 
Q&A: Home Health, Home Care Testimony Urges Congress to Act on Solutions for Sector Struggles
Health leaders Media

*NAHC Interview
 
Medicare Can Cover a Lot More Home Care: Witness to Senate Panel
Think Advisor
 
Busy funding week headlined by AI, home health
Modern Healthcare
 
Sanders-Marshall Bill Clears Health Committee Amid Bipartisan Offset Concerns
Inside Health Policy
 
Sanders Building Coalition for $26 Billion Workforce Package
Bloomberg
 
Home health providers stumble on a pot of gold
McKnight’s Home Care

Home-Based Care Leaders Report Worsening Staffing Trends
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 21, 2023
 
In wake of encouraging Senate hearing, advocates keep pressure on Capitol Hill
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Home health advocates raise alarm over payment cuts, access to care
Healthcare Dive
 
A swing and a miss: Home health care advocates say their work with Pa. seniors, the disabled is overlooked
Lehigh Valley News

*Bayada Hearts for Home Care
 
Progress seen in House GOP spending talks
Roll Call
 
McMorris Rodgers Aims To Pass House Tri-Committee Bill By Year’s End
Inside Health Policy
 
Healthcare industry divided over draft merger guidelines
Modern Healthcare
 
How LHC Group, Compassus, Choice Health at Home Are Building ‘Next-Generation Home Health Platforms’
Home Health Care News
 
Exclusive: Inbound Health nets $30M for hospital-at-home
Axios

 

Home Health Care News
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
 
Lawmakers Back Home Health Providers, Condemn Payment Cuts In Symbolic Subcommittee Hearing
Home Health Care News 

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
Senators side with home health field about access issues, problems related to funding cuts
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
A guide to today’s health hearings on The Hill
Politico

*NAHC Mentioned
 
Senator Carper Highlights Continued Need for Access to Home Health Care
Senator Tom Carper
 
End Of Pandemic-Era Policies Could Hit HCBS Utilization Hard
Home Health Care News
 
Reducing cyber risks in the home environment
Healthcare IT News (VIDEO)
 
GOP senators alarmed by chaos over House spending bills
The Hill
 
Partisan House GOP stopgap funds bill on halting comeback trail
Roll Call
 
House GOP Releases Budget Plan in Bid to Ease Shutdown Fight
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
 
Medicare’s assault on home health keeps patients from going home
Fierce Healthcare

*PQHH-NAHC OpEd
 
Protect Medicare patients’ right to get care at home
The Hill 

*Patients Rising OpEd
 
Home health program cuts
Chicago Tribune

*PQHH LTE
 
Home care providers to make case against further Medicare reductions at Senate hearing Tuesday
McKnight’s Home Care

*NAHC & Mary Lanning Healthcare Quoted
 
House And Senate Hold Drug, Device, Home Health Hearings As Vote On House Tri-Committee Package Pulled
Inside Health Policy
 
Now the Republicans Want to Raid Medicare
Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
 
Home health provider laying off 785 Alabama workers as it exits state
Becker’s Hospital Review

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 18, 2023
 
Senate hearing to shine light on stakes of final home health rule
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Mentioned
 
Holly Isnard: Health care: Help seniors have ability to use home health
Top News Daily

*PQHH LTE Reprint
 
Opinion: Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Stoddard Lose Home Healthcare as SoutheastHEALTH Pulls Out
NewsBreak.com

*PQHH OpEd Reprints
 
Help at Home to lay off 785, leave Alabama
Modern Healthcare
 
Help at Home to lay off 785 workers and leave Alabama, blaming state’s Medicaid policies
AL.com
 
MedPAC Wrangles With Bias, Equity Issues In First Conversation On Hospital At Home
Inside Health Policy
 
Bipartisan Health Workforce Bill Increases Project ECHO Funds, Prohibits Billing Facility Fees
Inside Health Policy
 
Peer-to-Peer: Mass General Brigham strengthens hospital-at-home efforts despite expiring waiver
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Getting To Know Laura Tortorella, The Next CEO Of AccentCare
Home Health Care News 
 
AccentCare appoints new CEO; predecessor recounts firm’s growth
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 15, 2023
 
More hospitals to be charged readmissions penalties: CMS
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare saved nearly $1.4B under original HHVBP model, final report finds 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
PHI: Home care workforce is expected to be fastest-growing profession between 2021 and 2031
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Fraudulent Medicare marketing disproportionately targets lower-income adults, study reveals
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 14, 2023
 
Patients, employees the victims of home health reimbursement cuts, Baiada, Cunningham say
McKnight’s Home Care

** PQHH Podcast **
 
ATI: MA supplemental benefits on the rise, but many rural beneficiaries may not be able to access them
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Report: 900,000 More Home Care Workers Needed By 2031
Home Health Care News
 
How Penn Medicine connects new nurses to home care
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
Best Buy expands its home care presence
Medical Economics
 
58,000 HOME CARE WORKERS WIN PATHWAY TO $25/HR WITH HISTORIC CONTRACT
United Healthcare Workers East

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 
 
Provider groups warn proposed Medicare payment cuts will pinch docs, hamper access to care
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home health leaders decry OIG report revealing fall reporting noncompliance
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Demand for direct care workers expected to outpace availability: report
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Low wages, part-time work remain barriers to direct care workforce pipeline
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Walgreens Will Leverage CareCentrix For Hospital-To-Home Transitions In New Partnership
Home Health Care News
 
Beneficiaries with Cancer Spend Less Out-of-Pocket in Medicare Advantage
Healthpayer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
 
MEDICARE CUTS TO HOME HEALTH IMPEDE PATIENT CARE FOR MISSOURI SENIORS
Health Leaders

** PQHH Op-Ed **
 
Geisinger doubles down on collaboration with Best Buy Health, Geek Squad to support tech-driven care in the home
Fierce Healthcare
 
Walgreens taps startup Pearl Health to accelerate push into value-based primary care
Fierce Healthcare
 
Amedisys shareholders OK UnitedHealth Group deal
Modern Healthcare
 
$30 million loan repayment program aims to recruit, retain senior living workers in Hawaii
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
For Home Health Providers, Finding The Right Revenue Mix Is Increasingly A ‘Balancing Act’
Home Health Care News
 
Physical therapy through home care ‘built me up’
Sanford Health

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, September 11, 2023
 
Letters to the editor: Leading on homelessness; CU needs to walk its talk; a caricature of Trump; seniors need home health; contradictory opinions
Daily Camera

** PQHH LTE **

W&M GOP Seek Input On Improving Rural, Underserved Access To Care
Inside Health Policy
 
Amedisys stockholders approve UnitedHealth acquisition
McKnight’s Home Care
 
PACE is a ‘Disney World’ for geriatricians, advocate says
McKnight’s Home Care
 
OIG Believes Unreported Falls Show ‘Poor Compliance,’ But Home Health Advocates Disagree
Home Heath Care News
 
Care Coordination Remains A Growth Driver For Help at Home
Home Health Care News


Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 8, 2023 
 
Medicare cuts to home health impede patient care for Missouri seniors
Missouri Independent

** PQHH Op-Ed **
 
Seniors say these are the top barriers to healthcare: Alignment survey
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home health agencies fail to report more than 50% of falls leading to major injuries, OIG finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home palliative care can improve quality of life for heart failure patients, study reveals
McKnight’s Home Care
 
This week’s winners and losers in home care 
McKnight’s Home Care


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, September 7, 2023
 
You Shouldn’t Have to Take Care of Your Aging Parents on Your Own
New York Times
 
MA members more likely to receive just one home health visit, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Study: Antipsychotics overprescribed to Alzheimer’s patients receiving home health
McKnight’s Home Care
 
CMS Unveils AHEAD Model, Aims To Shift Health Care To ‘Community-Based Settings’
Home Health Care News
 
Palliative Care a ‘Natural Fit’ for Home Health Agencies
Hospice News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
 
 CMS introduces new primary care model to curb care costs 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Pennant Group acquires major Arizona hospice agency 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
What Humana’s ‘Clawback’ Lawsuit Against HHS Means For Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
How Amedisys, Walgreens And Intermountain Healthcare Are Building 360-Degree Home-Based Care Models
Home Health Care News
 
Remote Patient Monitoring Plays Important Role in Advancing Home Healthcare
HealthTech

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
 
State licensing for home care: What is it and why does it matter?
McKnight’s Home Care
 
ACO REACH changes for 2024 likely to encourage more homebound high-needs enrollment
McKnight’s Home Care
 
DME provider urges CMS to update home health billing policy
McKnight’s Home Care
 
CMS Debuts 3.0 Hour Per Resident, Daily Nursing Home Staffing Minimum
Inside Health Policy
 
Biden's nursing home rule draws criticism from both sides
AXIOS
 
AHA Opposes Proposed Payment Cuts for Home Health Providers
Revcycle Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, September 1, 2023
 
Happy Labor Day! 
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White House asks Congress for short-term funding to avoid government shutdown
CNBC
 
Home health providers have spoken
McKnight’s Home Care
 
OIG releases strategic plan to oversee managed care integrity, efficiency
McKnight’s Home Care
 
SNF Proposed Staffing Rule Clears OMB As Chaos Ensues
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS issues nursing home staff minimums rule
Modern Healthcare
 
US will regulate nursing home staffing for first time, but proposal lower than many advocates hoped
Associated Press
 
Many Medicare Advantage Members Find Challenges With Plans, Survey Finds
Kiplinger


 
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