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Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 17, 2024
 
America is hurtling toward a gray trap
Axios
 
E&C Subcommittee Passes Medicaid, Medicare Fraud Prevention, Staffing Bills
Inside Health Policy
 
E&C Panel Unanimously Advances Two-Year Telehealth Extension
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospital-at-home grows despite regulatory uncertainty
Modern Healthcare
 
US Senators Move To Extend CMS’ Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver With Bill Introduction
Home Health Care News
 
Medicare Advantage Penetration Plateau Provides Home Health Tailwind
Home Health Care News
 
Mentorship, honesty are big keys to retaining the LTC leaders of tomorrow, women leaders say
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 16, 2024
 
Xavier Becerra spends time with a Pa. home health care aide to promote higher wages for caregivers
WHYY-PBS
 
Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback
Fierce Healthcare
 
Whitehouse, Cassidy Unveil Primary Care Payment Reform, Related RFI
Inside Health Policy
 
AI challenges: a hot-button topic at Digital Health Summit
Modern Healthcare
 
House Energy and Commerce Committee presents own 2-year telehealth extension, with more rural health wins
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home-Based Care Clinicians Are Shedding Skepticism Around Technology
Home Health Care News
 
Rare congressional review aims to undo nursing home staffing mandate
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
 
Jennifer Whitley: Medicare cuts robbing NC seniors of home care
The Daily Advance (NC)

*OpEd Reprint
 
E&C To Mark Up Permanent Telehealth Among 23 Health Bills Thursday
Inside Health Policy
 
What Home-Based Care Providers Need To Do To Comply With DOL’s Overtime Rule
Home Health Care News 
 
BAYADA touts sustainability, DEI achievements in inaugural report
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Task force recommends state reduce reliance on nursing homes
McKnight’s Long Term Care 
 
Siemens Healthineers And Medically Home Partner To Expand ‘Hospital Care At Home’
Forbes

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
 
Jennifer Whitley: Medicare cuts robbing NC seniors of home care
Daily Reflector (NC)

*Op-Ed on Medicare Home Health Cuts
 
Survey: Here's how the legal landscape for telehealth insurance coverage has changed since 2019
Fierce Healthcare
 
Health costs threaten to overshadow Biden's historic coverage gains
Axios
 
Home care providers need to step up worker safety initiatives, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 13, 2024 

‘Perpetuity Of Uncertainty’: Home Health Providers Await Another Poor Payment Proposal While Left in Limbo On Massive Clawbacks
Home Health Care News

PQHH & NAHC Mentioned
 
Employers facing rising health care costs get tough on providers
Axios
 
Lawmakers, regulators push CMS for greater hospice program oversight
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Hospitals’ new message for patients: Stay home
Politico
 
NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care Announces New Home Health Simulation Satellite
NYC Health + Hospitals

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 10, 2024
 
1 big thing: The U.S. health care casino
Axios
 
Annual report on Medicare financing could reduce the immediate impetus to address longstanding issues
Healthcare Financial Management Association
 
Medicare funds slated to run out by 2036 without changes
RevCycleIntelligence
 
Why Walmart’s exit from healthcare is a wake-up call to providers
Modern Healthcare
 
Home care providers cheer first-ever federal regulations for adult protective services
McKnight’s Home Care
 
What nurses really want: sufficient staffing for patient care
Stat News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 9, 2024
 
Marshall To Reintroduce Bipartisan MA Prior Auth Bill After CBO Slashes Score To Zero
Inside Health Policy
 
House Ways & Means Moves Rural Health Bills Along Party Lines
Inside Health Policy
 
House committee advances bill to extend telehealth rules
Modern Healthcare
 
House committee greenlights new bill that would extend hospital-at-home, telehealth flexibilities
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Caring for young caregivers, a hidden population
Stat News
 
How AI Became A Gamechanger In Devoted Guardians’ Recruitment Efforts
Home Health Care News 
 
Family caregivers want to be part of home care policy discussions, RCI exec explains 
McKnight’s Home Care (Podcast)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
 
House Ways and Means Committee unveils 2-year telehealth extension bill and tacks on PBM reforms
Fierce Healthcare
 
Medicare go-broke date extended to 2036, but warning bells continue ringing
Healthcare Dive
 
Financial strain on nursing homes sparks buying binge
Modern Healthcare
 
How Personal Care In Acute Care Settings Could Become Popularized, Benefiting Patients And Providers
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
 
Medicare Trustees Extend Insolvency Date To 2036, Cite Lower-Than-Expected Inpatient, Home Health Costs
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare fund’s outlook improves on stronger economy, but long-term challenges persist
The Hill
 
Medicare hospital trust fund extended by 5 years to 2036
Fierce Healthcare
 
W&M To Pay For 2-Year Telehealth Extension, Other Health Extenders With PBM, Clinical Lab Offsets
Inside Health Policy
 
Can AI reduce patient violence against clinicians?
Modern Healthcare
 
In-home health risk assessments may be responsible for billions in MA overpayments, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, May 6, 2024
 
In anticipation of upcoming rule, home health providers look to lawmakers’ efforts to stop Medicare rate cuts
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH Quoted

Debbie Stabenow, Susan Collins Advocate Against Home Health Payment Cuts In Letter To CMS
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted

States strengthen defense against private equity healthcare deals
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden races clock on health regulations with eye on potential Trump return
The Hill
 
Hospice remains a blind spot for Medicare Advantage
Axios
 
W&M To Mark Up Two-Year Telehealth Extension Wednesday
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, May 3, 2024
 
Your Voice Matters. Why Repetition is Key to Grassroots Advocacy.

LinkedIn (Column by Joanne Cunningham)

Home Health Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Senators for Urging CMS to Prioritize Home Health Access
PQHH Press Release
 
HHS finalizes disability access rule for healthcare providers
Modern Healthcare
 
New Medicaid rule expected to lower wait times for home-based care, raise caregiver wages

Stat News
 
New federal rule to boost pay for home health workers
North Carolina Health News 
 
BrightSpring Sees 73% Reductions In Hospitalizations By Coupling Home Health Care, Medication Management
Home Health Care News
 
Cost, quality of home care top older adults’ health-related concerns, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Enhancing access to OT for Medicare beneficiaries improves outcomes, lowers costs 
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, May 2, 2024
 
House GOP Challenges White House Over Debt Law Waivers Used In Home Health Rule
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS Updates Rule Banning Disability Bias in Health Care
Bloomberg
 
80/20 rule ‘seems like a top-down, one-size-fits-all mandate,’ lawmaker says at hearing
McKnight’s Home Care
 
CMS’ Daniel Tsai Stands Behind ‘80-20’ Provision, Medicaid Access Rule In Congressional Hearing
Home Health Care News
 
Instead of adding quality metrics, harness fewer high-quality ones to improve outcomes and reduce provider burden
Stat News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
 
‘This Battle Is Far From Over’: Federal Court Dismisses NAHC’s Lawsuit Against CMS
Home Health Care News 
 
Federal court tosses Medicare home health pay lawsuit
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Health: A Solution to Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs
MedCity News
 
New OCR Rule Defines Telehealth, AI To Boost Equity Regs
Inside Health Policy
 
Patients, caregivers more willing to spend extra for home-based care, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Walmart Health to close all clinics, end virtual care
Modern Healthcare
 
CT House of Representatives votes to enhance state's aging-in-place regulations
CT Insider
 
How to cut nursing home costs, according to experts
CBS News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 29, 2024
 
Payment Cuts Are Having A Compounding, Dire Effect On The Home Health Industry
Home Health Care News

*PQHH Quoted + PQHH-NAHC Cuts Brief
 
FDA Launches ‘Home As A Health Care Hub’ To Boost Health Equity
Inside Health Policy
 
Legal challenges likely for nursing home staffing mandate
Modern Healthcare
 
CBO, Paragon Float Entitlement Reform Ideas
Inside Health Policy
 
Mental health diagnoses jump among seniors
Axios
 
Congresswoman Kat Cammack Introduces Legislation To Block 80-20 Rule
Home Health Care News 
 
Bill to block staffing rule, other LTC measures to headline Congressional hearing
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 26, 2024
 
‘This Final Rule Is A Double Whammy’: What Home-Based Care Providers Should Know About FTC’s Non-Compete Ban
Home Health Care News
 
Patient demographic report offers key insights for home health providers 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
NAHC: Home-based habilitation services could be target of future regulatory attention 
McKnight’s Home Care
 
FDA spends $1.2M on VR-enabled hub to spur development of at-home care devices
Fierce Healthcare
 
The hidden costs of unpaid caregiving in America
CBS News
 
GOP jumps on chance to bash Biden on Medicare
Axios


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
 
Relief provisions not enough to mitigate damage of 80/20 policy, providers say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
FDA launches extended reality-enabled initiative for home health care
MobiHealth News
 
CMS Pushes Back on Criticism of Nursing Home Staffing Rule
MedPage Today
 
Final state budget slashes millions from New York’s consumer-directed personal care program
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Connecticut bill for at-home healthcare safety changes amid concerns to provide hospice care
MSN / WTIC Hartford
 
Care Providers Must Do More to Protect Their Workforce
Home Care Magazine


Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
 
CMS finalizes 80/20 rule with six-year window, hardship exemption
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Biden administration finalizes Medicaid home care 80/20 pay rule
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS sets Medicaid payments to home care workers at 80%
Fierce Healthcare
 
What The ‘Fundamentally Contradicting’ Medicaid Access Rule Includes
Home Health Care News
 
Federal nursing home staffing mandate will siphon workers from senior living, groups fear
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Providers: Staffing rule a CMS ‘fairy tale’ that will ‘exacerbate’ nursing home access issue
McKnight’s Long-term Care News
 
Biden Administration Sets Higher Staffing Mandates. Most Nursing Homes Don’t Meet Them.
KFF Health News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 22, 2024
 
Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Announces Historic Advancements in Long-Term Care to Support the Care Economy
The White House
 
Vice President Harris announces final rules mandating minimum standards for nursing home staffing
ABC News
 
What Home Health Providers Can Learn From CMS’ Other Proposed Rules For 2025
Home Health Care News
 
CMS finalizes controversial 80/20 rule
McKnight’s Home Care
 
This proposed law would allow for more home care for seniors across the U.S.
The Staten Island Advance
 
Lawmakers Mull Bills to Ensure Hospice, Home Health Worker Safety
Hospice News
 
SNF Workforce Staffing Rule Clears OMB As Lawmakers Push To Block It
Inside Health Policy
 
‘Are nursing homes our only option?’ These centers offer older adults an alternative
The Baltimore Sun
 
Texas families could lose at-home nursing under stricter Medicaid rule
The Texas Tribune
 
Massachusetts commits $1 billion to move thousands out of nursing homes in wake of lawsuit settlement
The Boston Globe

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 19, 2024
 
Home care providers brace for new regulatory realities
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Burgess: Site Neutral Policies Key To Stable Doc Pay, Lower Overall Costs
Inside Health Policy
 
Racial health disparities remain in all states: Commonwealth Fund | Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
MA, HCBS fraud among top spending oversight priorities, OIG says in hearing
McKnights Home Care
 
Medicare’s push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 18, 2024
 
McDermott Highlights Lengthy List Of Health Provisions On Deck For Lame Duck
Inside Health Policy
 
E&C Explores Strategies To Curb Improper Medicare And Medicaid Payments
Inside Health Policy
 
Racial health disparities exist in every state, new report says
Axios
 
Lawmakers target mergers in first hearing on Change Healthcare hack
Axios
 
Former HHS secretaries: Congress should adopt site-neutral payments for health care
Stat News
 
Using AI to fill senior living staffing gaps
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Remote access technologies expose home care firms to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Report: During pandemic, Alzheimer’s discharges to home health, home rise, while those to nursing homes slip
McKnight’s Long Term Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
 
HHS Asks Congress for Funds to Fight Medicare, Medicaid Fraud
Bloomberg Government
 
Thune To AHA: Lame Duck Package Could Reform PBMs, 340B & Doc Pay; Extend Telehealth
Inside Health Policy
 
Nursing home staffing mandate draws concerns at Senate hearing
Modern Healthcare
 
‘The Devil Is In The Details’: Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act Is Introduced
Home Health Care News 
 
In hearing, senators split down party lines on how to best support home care, other long-term care, workers
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Growing share of American women in favor of improving home care resources
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers pitch their post-Change cybersecurity policy fixes to sympathetic Congress
Fierce Healthcare
 
UnitedHealth Group Remains Under Duress From Change Healthcare Cyberattack, DOJ Investigation
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
 
Brooks-LaSure: CMS Isn’t Done With Prior Auth, MA Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
More prior authorization rules may be coming: CMS' Brooks-LaSure
Modern Healthcare
 
Health sector wary as Congress starts Change hearings
Modern Healthcare
 
Value-based care must reach patients in their homes, healthcare leaders say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Senators address long-term care caregiving crisis with workforce support bill
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Doctors suggest ways to improve Medicare for physician payments, patient care
Medical Economics
 
WV in-home health care company lays off workers after state leaders fail to address Medicaid issues
West Virginia Watch
 
CMMI’s Proposed TEAM Model Offers Another Risk-Based Opportunity For Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 15, 2024
 
Senators: Update Medicare to help beneficiaries with chronic conditions
McKnight’s Home care
 
Senate Finance Discusses Possible Medicare Physician Payment Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
Physician pay rose a modest 3% in 2023. Here are the specialties that saw the biggest gains
Fierce Healthcare
 
Industry Voices—Driving health equity through community: Confronting bias in health algorithms for older adults
Fierce Healthcare
 
Nearly 1 in 4 adults dumped from Medicaid now uninsured: survey
Modern Healthcare
 
Home care sees largest price jump in history, BLS report finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
To Stand Pat Or Not: When Home Health Providers Should Expand Service Offerings
Home Health Care News
 
How Home Health Providers Can Avoid Payment Denials
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 12, 2024
 
Medicare must boost physician pay, senators say
Modern Healthcare
 
Wage disparities, workplace violence continue to plague nurses, survey finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Lack of retroactive coverage for HCBS pushes seniors into institutional care: MACPAC
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare expects to spend $3.5 billion on new Alzheimer’s drug in 2025
Stat News
 
Home healthcare for elderly sees largest price increase ever
The Hill - Changing America
 
Committee Blocks $258 Million Home Health Care Pay Plan
Urban Milwaukee

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 11, 2024
 
AMA, AHIP, NAACOS outline value-based care best practices
Modern Healthcare
 
Lawmakers Seek Right Balance for Permanent Telehealth Rules
Bloomberg
 
Sanders Unveils Long COVID Discussion Draft, Uncovering Divisions Among Patient-Advocates
Inside Health Policy
 
Report: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra could leave Biden's cabinet for California governor run
Fierce Healthcare
 
Remote SNF monitoring partnership promises 25% rehospitalization reduction
McKnight’s Long Term Care News
 
New study calls home health star ratings into question
McKnight’s Home Care
 
MedStar Health, DispatchHealth Announce New Partnership To Provide Acute Care At Home
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
 
Private equity in health care becomes a bigger Washington target
Axios
 
Biden foreshadows controversial 80/20 rule, offers plan to shorten Medicaid home care waiting lists
McKnight’s Home Care
 
President Biden Appears To Tout Looming ‘80-20’ Home Care Rule In Campaign Speech
Home Health Care News
 
MA enrollees like breadth of plan options, Harvard research finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Poor working conditions are a top reason nurses leave healthcare, study finds
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
 
Congress Returns With A Busy Schedule: Hearings On Physician Pay Reform, Telehealth, Opioids, FDA Policies
Inside Health Policy
 
As Need For LTSS In US Grows, MA Plans Still Have The Chance To Fill The Gap
Home Health Care News 
 
Despite need, MA enrollees lack critical long-term services and supports: ATI Advisory
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Asian Americans experience limited, delayed access to home care, research finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The new frontier of healthcare: Bringing hospital care home
Health Data Management

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 8, 2024
 
CMS finalizes ‘fast-track’ for patient appeals of MA plan home health denials
McKnight’s Home care
 
Medicare Advantage rate cut threatens nursing homes
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Update Issued as Seniors Warned About Advantage Benefits
Newsweek
 
Change Healthcare attack sheds light on industry's weak points
Axios
 
Boston Medical Center Launches Hospital-at-Home Model with Medically Home, as CMS Waiver Program Swells to 133 Health Systems
Home Health Care News
 
Malnutrition, thyroid cancer result in high rates of death among home care, hospice patients, studies finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, April 5, 2024
 
Home care industry voices influence CMMI’s new value-based strategy
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Perplexing MA final rule adds up to bad news for home care providers
McKnight’s Home Care
 
MA oversight is critical to ensure home care providers’ financial stability, experts offer
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Senate Finance Kicks Off Physician Pay Reform Deliberations With Hearing Next Week
Inside Health Policy
 
Lawmakers target private equity in healthcare, citing 'rot'
Modern Healthcare
 
Sen. Markey offers bill to block private equity deals in health care
Axios
 
Vt. bill would address violence against home health workers
WCAX TV

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, April 4, 2024
 
E&C To Discuss Slew Of Telehealth Permanency Bills Next Week
Inside Health Policy
 
Boston Medical Center partners with Medically Home to launch hospital-at-home
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Health Plans Continue To Reduce Prior Authorization Burden For Home Health Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Hospital and insurer battles over Medicare Advantage set to grow
Axios
 
Nursing Home Discharges Draw Scrutiny From Federal Watchdog
Bloomberg Government


Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
 
CMS Finalizes Underwhelming Payment Adjustment For Medicare Advantage Plans
Home Health Care News
 
The federal budget process is a mess. These providers pay the price.
Modern Healthcare
 
'I think it makes sense': Clover Health CEO Andrew Toy defends MA rate cut
Fierce Healthcare
 
What Home Health Providers Need To Know About The Medicare TPE Audit Process
Home Health Care News
 
Home care providers hail bill establishing standard classification for direct support workers
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
 
Medicare Advantage plans to see 2025 base pay fall
Axios
 
CMS Finalizes 3.32% 2025 MA Pay Bump As Plans Slam Rate As Cut
Inside Health Policy
 
RNs are moving away from home health and hospice, federal survey reveals
McKnight’s Home Care
 
CMS readies providers for Interoperability and Prior Authorization rule
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The Operational Advantages Of Hiring Seniors To Provide Home Care
Home Health Care News
 
ONC releases 5-year federal health IT roadmap, focusing on health equity, AI
Fierce Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, April 1, 2024
 
Change Healthcare breach already impacting healthcare M&A
Modern Healthcare
 
Nursing workforce is becoming more diverse
Axios
 
New Study Further Bears Out Skyrocketing Home Care Costs
Home Health Care News
 
Republicans warm to Social Security, Medicare reform as 2024 election nears
FOX News 
 
Democrats Push to Expedite Relief for Immigrant Work Permits
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 29, 2024
 
Why home-based healthcare could invite cyberattacks
Modern Healthcare
 
As Home Care Workers Unionize, Key Questions Come Into Play For Providers
Home Health Care News
 
CMS proposes pay hike for nursing homes, hospices
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Proposes 4.1% FY 2025 SNF Pay Bump, Enforcement Hikes
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospice Providers Get Lower Pay Hike Than 2024 Under CMS Proposal
Inside Health Policy
 
Hospice providers blast proposed FY 2025 update as insufficient
McKnight’s Home Care
 
GOP plans for Medicaid cuts could face backlash
Axios

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 28, 2024
 
GAO: Improper payments in federal programs neared $236B last year
Fierce Healthcare
 
What hospital-at-home leaders can learn from hospitalists
Becker’s Hospital Review
 
CMS Proposes 2.8% IRF Pay Bump, Calls For Star Ratings Input
Inside Health Policy
 
Final CMS Medicaid rule targets enrollment challenges
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers applaud long-awaited update to Older Americans Act programs
McKnight’s Home Care
 
WellSky® Develops New Clinical Care Certification to Enhance Expertise and Competency in Home Healthcare
Wellsky

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
 
The Burden of Getting Medical Care Can Exhaust Older Patients
Kaiser Health News
 
How Home-Based Care Providers Are Leveraging Palliative Care In Hospital Partnerships
Home Health Care News
 
Is Medicare keeping pace with our aging population? Experts say ‘we need to double down and go faster’
Fortune

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
 
MedPAC recommends MA program ‘overhaul’ in report to Congress
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare Advantage insurers pressure Biden administration for bigger payments
Stat News
 
Biden-Harris To Highlight Stark Divide With GOP On Health Care In NC Visit
Inside Health Policy
 
Advocate Health sells home care franchise Senior Helpers to PE firm Waud Capital
Fierce Healthcare
 
How Personalized Health Care Is Changing The Role Of Home Care Providers
Home Health Care News
 
How healthcare AI is regulated by the FDA, HHS, state laws
Modern Healthcare
 
Home Care Unionization Efforts Beginning To Tick Back Up
Home Health Care News 
 
How RPM can scale and sustain CMS' hospital at home program
Healthcare IT News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 25, 2024
 
Biden signs $1.2T spending package to fund HHS, other healthcare programs
Fierce Healthcare
 
Congress passes $1.2T spending bill that includes HHS funding
Modern Healthcare
 
White House Wages War Against RSC’s Proposed Medicare Budget Changes
Inside Health Policy
 
Policy changes, along with higher wages, are necessary to support direct care workforce, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers should help inform Medicaid HCBS rate determinations: MACPAC
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Personal health companies up for sale as costs rise
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 22, 2023
 
Congress rushes to approve final package of spending bills before shutdown deadline
Associated Press
 
Congress races to pass $1.2T funding package before Friday night deadline
Fierce Healthcare
 
Congress unveils $1.2T spending bill with HHS budget
Modern Healthcare
 
House Republicans urge CMS to rethink 2025 Medicare Advantage payment adjustment
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Discrepancies In Home Health Enrollment Data Raise Red Flags In Congressional Hearing
Home Health Care News 
 
Becerra Defends Nursing Home Staffing Rule Against W&M Republicans
Inside Health Policy

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 21, 2024
 
What made the cut in Congress’ $1.2 trillion funding deal?
The Hill
 
Health Package Fails, But Funding Bills Still On Track; ACA Turns 14
Inside Health Policy
 
How the healthcare sector is handling cybersecurity training
Modern Healthcare
 
Bill to help health workers with burnout moves ahead in Congress
Modern Healthcare
 
House-passed bill instructs Congressional Budget Office to take longer view when grading preventive health laws
Fierce Healthcare
 
Buyers Plan To Be More Acquisitive In Home Health, Personal Care In 2024
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
 
PBM bills, other health policies fail to make funding package
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS’ ACO Primary Care Flex Model Could Offer Home-Based Care Providers Risk-Based Opportunity
Home Health Care News
 
CMS to launch new primary care ACO program
Modern Healthcare
 
CMS Debuts New ACO-Lauded Primary Care Model
Inside Health Policy
 
House Passes Bill Extending CBO Scoring Window For Preventative Services
Inside Health Policy
 
Missing from this year's election: Sweeping health care plans
Axios
 
Home-Based Care Employment Exceeding Pre-Pandemic Levels
Hospice News
 
Lawmakers threaten harsher penalties for negligent providers, CEOs in wake of crippling cyberattack
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
 
Spending deal done, though final action could slip past deadline
Roll Call
 
Talks On Another Health Package Broke Down As Spending Deadline Looms
Inside Health Policy
 
Wyden Backs Penalties For Providers That Lack Cybersecurity
Inside Health Policy
 
Regulators call on VA to strengthen website accessibility for older, disabled adults
McKnight’s Home Care
 
OIG Report Highlights Personal Care’s Outsized Role In Medicaid Fraud
Home Health Care News
 
The Benefits Of Integrating Palliative Care Into Home-Based Care Programs
Home Health Care News
 
Healthcare spending is higher in Medicare households, study finds
Health Payer Intelligence

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 18, 2024
 
KFF: A look at healthcare spending trends in Medicare households
Fierce Healthcare
 
MedPAC Again Pushes for Home Health Payment Cuts, Highlights Higher Employment Levels
Home Health Care News

MedPAC report slammed by insurers and docs over Medicare Advantage and physician reimbursement
Fierce Healthcare
 
How the fight against health inequities is getting tougher
Axios
 
MedPAC's Report Recommends Pay Changes for Healthcare Services
MedPage Today
 
Amid Rising Costs, High-End Home Care Providers Still Seeing A Market For Their Services
Home Health Care News
 
House committee hearing ‘setting the stage’ for home care support, policy expert says
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 15, 2024
 
W&M Excited About Home-Based Care, But Lacks Urgency On Telehealth
Inside Telehealth
 
Future of Social Security, Medicare commands campaign trail
The Hill
 
Congress edges toward action amid Change Healthcare outage
Modern Healthcare
 
Nurses report wage, staffing dissatisfaction but most say they'll stick around until retirement, report finds
Fierce Healthcare
 
Home care leaders predict HCBS funds unlikely, 80/20 rule coming soon
McKnight’s Home Care
 
11,400 New Yorkers languished on wait lists for home, community based care. See where.
Democrat & Chronicle 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 14, 2024
 
Congressional Hearing: Home Health Care A ‘Lifesaver’ for Rural, Underserved Communities
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries receive fewer days of at-home care: Study
Becker’s Pay
 
New HHS disability access rule to bring big change to healthcare
Modern Healthcare
 
How The Continuum Wins With Home-Based Primary Care
Home Health Care News
 
Private equity sets sights on home care, hospice, new report finds
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Is Up But Growth Is Slowing
Kiplinger

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 
Biden Admin Rehashes Major Medicare Requests In 2025 Budget
Inside Health Policy
 
What Biden’s 2025 Budget Means For Medicare, Family Leave, And Medicaid Home Care
Forbes
 
Trends That Are Shifting The Medicare Advantage Market
Home Health Care News 
 
Home Care Costs Continue To Increase, Outpacing Other Long-Term Care Settings
Home Health Care News 
 
AHA voices support for extending Medicare telehealth, hospital at home flexibilities
American Hospital Association
 
Home health care agencies scared they will go out of business as they wait for Medicaid payments
Fox 5 Las Vegas

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
 
Breaking down Biden's $7.3T proposed budget for 2025: Here are his top health priorities
Fierce Healthcare
 
Biden budget focuses on unfinished health care business
Axios
 
Admin Releases Budget, Addresses Fallout Over Change Healthcare Attack
Inside Health Policy
 
2025 Budget Puts Rural Telehealth In The Spotlight
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS budget for FY 2025 would earmark $150B for Medicaid HCBS, invest in cybersecurity
McKnight’s Home Care
 
The Medicare fight Biden wants
The Washington Post
 
State nursing home staffing mandates signal trouble for CMS
Modern Healthcare
 
Hospital-At-Home Stakeholders Push For Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver Extension
Home Health Care News
 
Hospitals, home care firms press lawmakers to extend hospital-at-home waiver
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 11, 2024
 
Momentum behind hospital-at-home continues to grow, but proponents say Congress needs to act to fuel more investment
Fierce Healthcare
 
Senate Passes FDA Approps, Health Extenders; Lame-Duck Lobbying Looms
Inside Health Policy
 
Unions struggle to enforce labor contracts' staffing requirements
Modern Healthcare
 
Providers push lawmakers to make telehealth provisions permanent
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 8, 2024
 
State of the Union address lays out Biden’s healthcare priorities
Modern Healthcare
 
Biden to focus on drug prices, health costs during State of the Union
The Hill
 
Biden plugs home care, family caregivers in State of the Union
McKnight’s Home Care
 
President Biden’s State Of The Union Address: ‘Imagine The Future Of Home Care’
Home Health Care News 
 
Aging population puts pressure on health care labor
Axios
 
HHS, Facing AHA Pressure, Takes Steps To Address Cyber Attack
Inside Health Policy
 
Protecting Social Security, Medicare Takes Center Stage in State of the Union Address
AARP

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, March 7, 2024
 
FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes New Steps to Lower Prescription Drug and Health Care Costs, Expand Access to Health Care, and Protect Consumers
THe White House
 
SOTU Preview: WH Health Agenda: Improve Medicaid, Maintain ACA Subsidies, Protect Medicare, Cut Drug Costs
Inside Health Policy
 
Lame-Duck Battle Looms With Health Wins In Skinny Bill Expiring In December
Inside Health Policy
 
Why physician, nursing staffing shortages persist
Modern Healthcare
 
Patients on Medicare Advantage Receive Shorter, Less Intensive Home Health Care
American Journal of Managed Care
 
While MA penetration grows, plans continue to underpay providers, home care advocates say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Home Health Leaders On Leaders: 4 C-Suite Execs That Are Driving The Industry Forward
Home Health Care News
 
Home Care Aides Fight to End 24-Hour Shifts: ‘This Work Is Killing Them’
Yahoo/New York Times

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
 
Home care overhaul is a ‘serious’ proposal to cut Medicaid spend, independent report finds
Crain’s New York Business
 
State Nursing Home Inspectors Lacking as Staffing Mandate Looms
Bloomberg
 
Nursing homes limiting admissions amid staffing shortage: AHCA
Modern Healthcare
 
Remote Care Management Program Leads To 50% Reduction In Hospital Readmission Rates For Cardiac Patients
Home Health Care News
 
Proposed Medicare Pay Bump Falls Short, Doc Groups Say
MedScape
 
Bringing the Hospital Home
Penn Medicine

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
 
Home health companies play hardball over Medicare Advantage pay
Modern Healthcare
 
Hospitals, health centers, doctors get relief in funding deal
Modern Healthcare
 
MA’s cost-management tools may be hurting home health quality, outcomes, Dombi says
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Lame-Duck Battle Looms With Health Wins In Skinny Bill Expiring In December
Inside Health Policy
 
Why Home Care Leaders Are Now Banking On ‘Caregiver-First’ Cultures
Home Health Care News
 
Rising suicide risk among seniors due to loneliness, mobility, financial insecurity, study finds
McKnight’s Home care
 
Change management strategies for care at home
HIMSS Podcast

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, March 4, 2024
 
Medicare Advantage patients get less home health care: study
Axios
 
Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Receive Less Home Healthcare Services
Health Payer Intelligence
 
Home Health Disparities: Medicare Advantage Patients Receive Fewer Visits, Worse Outcomes
Home Health Care News 
 
‘Skinny’ Health Package Scales Back Doc Fix, Adds CHC Funding
Inside Health Policy
 
Providers meet with OMB to prevent ‘devastating’ effect of 80/20 provision
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers warn Congress on funding delays amid turmoil
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, March 1, 2024
 
Home care groups implore CMS to end ongoing home health reimbursement cuts
McKnight’s Home Care

*PQHH & NAHC Letter to CMS
 
Congress Passes CR Extending FDA Funding To March 8, HHS To March 22
Inside Health Policy
 
Medicare Advantage anxieties obscure insurer strengths
Modern Healthcare
 
Why Medicare is adding prior authorization requirements as others cut back
Axios

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 29, 2024
 
Hill leaders announce deal to unlock final spending bills
Roll Call
 
Congressional leaders forge another stopgap spending plan
Modern Healthcare
 
Lawmakers Announce Partial Approps Deal Including FDA, New CR
Inside Health Policy
 
CMS reports pandemic-era drop in quality measure performance
Modern Healthcare
 
Health care quality took a big hit during COVID, Medicare report finds
Axios
 
AMA: Most Physicians Are Interested In AI, But Even More Are Concerned
Inside Health Policy
 
Untangling The History, Causes Behind The Precipitous Home Health Aide Utilization Drop
Home Health Care News
 
Value-Based Care Capabilities Already Becoming ‘Table Stakes’ For Home-Based Care Providers
Home Health Care News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
 
‘I’m an Amazon patient now’: How the tech giant is taking on health care
Washington Post
 
Tentative 1.75% Doc Fix In Process As CR Deadline Approaches
Inside Health Policy
 
HHS launches fleet of support initiatives for direct care workers
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘Playbook’ offers strategies for home health, hospice firms to jump into value-based care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
APRNs, home health / personal care aides top healthcare careers in 2024
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Why won’t Medicare deliver food to sick seniors, if it could get them healthy?
Stat News 

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
 
What in-home senior care brings to Medicare Advantage
Modern Healthcare
 
Doc Pay Patch Could Emerge In Scaled-Back Health Package; Budget Talks Continue
Inside Health Policy
 
Schumer, Johnson Trade Barbs On Approps; Shutdown Prospects Increase
Inside Health Policy
 
Home Health Users Have Higher Likelihood Of Hospice Utilization
Home Health Care News
 
Value-based care now driving home-based primary care growth, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 26, 2024
 
Home care has a lot to offer innovative payment models, value-based care expert says
McKnight’s Home Care
 
How A Home-Based Care Provider Weans Itself Off Fee-For-Service Reliance
Home Health Care News 
 
On Capitol Hill: Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, discusses Medicare Advantage reforms
Medical Economics (VIDEO INTERVIEW)
 
Paragon Echoes Community Plans’ Recs In New Suite Of MA Reforms
Inside Health Policy
 
NAACOS, AHCA Propose Ways To Improve SNF ACO Participation
Inside Health Policy
 
The risks and realities of being a CT home health care worker
CT Mirror
 
ViVE 2024: GE HealthCare taps Biofourmis to expand its reach into virtual care at-home solutions
Fierce Healthcare
 
Addressing Common Barriers to Patient Discharge with Innovative Home-Based Care Solutions
Fierce Healthcare (WEBINAR)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 23, 2024
 
Freedom Caucus Pushes Long-Term CR-Sequester If Johnson Can’t Secure Policy Wins
Inside Health Policy
 
Health Groups Push Lawmakers to Make Telehealth Gains Permanent
Bloomberg
 
Exclusive: Axle Health raises $4.2M to manage home health workforces
Axios
 
Health care employment picture still strong
Axios
 
Homecare Worker Protection Bill Introduced in CT, In Memory of Slain Nurses
Nurse.org
 
Home health care linked to increased hospice use at end-of-life, study reveals
Medical Xpress
 
No Empty Promises: How Home-Based Care Providers Actually Plan To Use AI
Home Health Care News 
 
Caregiving crisis gets attention from lawmakers, businesses
Home Health Care News 
 
How Beneficiaries Really Feel About Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare
MedPage Today

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 22, 2024
 
ACOs want increased participation of long-term and post-acute care providers
Fierce Healthcare

Medicare Advantage plans provide less intensive post-acute care, study finds
Healthcare Dive

Lobbyists: Another CR Would Be Disastrous For CHCs, Workforce Programs
Inside Health Policy
 
Behavioral Health Proposals Vying For Space In Next Funding Package
Inside Health Policy
 
Burnout is worse for women health care workers
Axios
 
Thanks to high demand, low barriers to entry, home care employment remains high, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
 
Research overwhelmingly points to benefits of smart home health technology
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Arizona's Nursing Crisis: COVID-19's Impact and the Shift Toward Home Health Care
BNN Breaking
 
Why 2024 could be a year of ‘reckoning’ for digital health
Modern Healthcare
 
Study: Chronic worker shortages in nursing homes must be addressed to help lessen patient risk
Fierce Healthcare
 
Proposed HCBS rule could diminish service access, hamper provider retention efforts, 11 senators tell CMS
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
The Bottom Line: Top Billing, Financial Mistakes Responsible For Home Health Agency Struggles
Home Health Care News 
 
The ‘Tipping Point Is Coming’ For Hospital-At-Home Care In The US
Home Health Care News 
 
Medicare home health patients more likely to eventually receive hospice care, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 16, 2024
  
Timeline for Proposed Nursing Home Staff Hikes Prompts Unease
Bloomberg Government
 
Research overwhelmingly points to benefits of smart home health technology
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Providers unmoved as insurers decry Medicare Advantage rate cut
Modern Healthcare
 
Demand for these health care jobs is increasing most in each state
Kansas City Star


Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 15, 2024
 
Warner Pushes For Permanent Telehealth Leg Before End Of 2024
Inside Health Policy
 
Training bottlenecks stymie nursing homes
Modern Healthcare 
 
Report: MA Plans Administering At-Home Care Benefits Should Follow Medicaid Programs’ Lead
Home Health Care News
 
Connecticut puts home-based care at forefront of legislative priorities
McKnight’s Home Care
 
States Where Nursing Homes Used the Most Agency Nursing Staff in 2022
Skilled Nursing News
 
Pandemic Telehealth Billings Meet Medicare Test, Watchdog Finds
Bloomberg

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
 
New hospital-at-home bill reminds advocates about importance of waiver extension
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Medicare home care eligibility standards unfairly burden family caregivers, think tank argues
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Private equity Medicare Advantage investment slumps: report
Modern Healthcare
 
Dr. David Eagle: CMS Reimbursement Cuts Encourage Trend of Independent Physician Exodus
American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)
 
In Fight Over Medicare Payments, the Hospital Lobby Shows Its Strength
Kaiser Health News

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 
 
Bucshon: Expect Short-Term Doc Fix By March
Inside Health Policy
 
Physicians lobby Congress on Medicare pay cuts
Roll Call
 
Site-Neutral Proponents Float Rural Exemption As Hospitals Flag Risks
Inside Health Policy
 
Private equity deals in MA are declining, but experts say regulators should keep an eye on this space
Fierce Healthcare
 
The ‘Strange Tension’ That Exists Between Consumer-Directed Models, Regulations Surrounding Them
Home Health Care News 
 
Dementia care costs lowest for patients living in home care settings, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 12, 2024
 
Medicare is booming, and providers are bracing themselves
Modern Healthcare
 
Medicare Advantage headwinds didn't prevent payers from turning a profit in 2023
Fierce Healthcare
 
Study reveals disparities among multiple myeloma patients in home healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care
 
‘Not About A Shiny New Toy’: How Home Health Providers Are Succeeding With More Complex Patients
Home Health Care News 
 
Physician Medicare payment reform the goal of new congressional working group
Radiology Business

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 9, 2024
 
Bipartisan Senate Duo Seek To Extend Hospital At Home Program
Inside Health Policy
 
Congress Eyes Expansion of Hospital at Home Care Model
Health Leaders Media
 
McMorris Rodgers Announces Pending Retirement As Health Talks Heat Up
Inside Health Policy
 
Site-Neutral Provisions Remain In Limbo As CR Clock Ticks
Inside Health Policy
 
In Rapidly Changing Value-Based Care Landscape, Home-Based Care Providers Facing Crunchtime
Home Health Care News
 
Alternative payment models key to rural home-based primary care success, researchers say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
2024 predictions: Three applications for AI in home healthcare
McKnight’s Home Care

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 8, 2024
 
CBO: MA, Part D Drive Higher Medicare Spending In 2024; Medicaid Spending Dips Due To Unwinding
Inside Health Policy
 
Health insurers balk at proposed Medicare Advantage rates
Axios
 
Understaffing, clinical demands driving trend of nurses fleeing profession
McKnight’s Long Term Care News 
 
Struggle With Assessing Outcomes Of ARPA-Funded HCBS Programs, New Brief Finds
Home Health Care News 
 
Lawmakers’ retirements risk leaving doctor pay fix unfinished
Roll Call 
 
CMS must do more to improve MA prior authorization, payment issues, policy experts say
Newsmakers Podcast (AUDIO)

 

Home Health Media Clips
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
 
For Home Care Providers Still Invested In Medicare Advantage Business, Patience Is Wearing Thin
Home Health Care News 
 
As doctors leave the House, Congress scrambles on Medicare pay
National Journal
 
House Budget Moves To Give CBO More Time To Score Preventive Services
Inside Health Policy
 
Final rule strengthens social needs programs for seniors aging in place
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Five-way telehealth program helps rural residents reach care when home connections lack
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Electronic visit verification (EVV) will become industry standard in the near future, expert predicts
McKnight’s Senior Living

 

Home Health Media Clips
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 
 
Medicare Advantage provider, benefit cuts may follow rate reduction
Modern Healthcare
 
NNU: Nurses report uptick in workplace violence in 2023
Modern Healthcare
 
Increasingly, Americans believe government should pay for aging care, study finds
McKnight’s Home Care 
 
Home health added more than 100,000 jobs in 2023: Altarum report
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Leveraging RPM to Enable At-Home Care for High-Risk Cancer Patients
mHealthIntelligence
 
How Medicare’s payment structure hurts home care’s delivery of wound care
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Why the debate over proposed nursing home staff minimums is particularly unproductive
Stat News
 

Home Health Media Clips
Monday, February 5, 2024
 
House Budget To Mark Up Bill Changing How CBO Scores Prevention
Inside Health Policy
 
New Medicare Advantage rule is boon for providers, drag on insurers
STAT News 
 
Patient-centered focus is key to reducing hospitalizations, value-based success, experts say
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Accessibility bill aims to bridge home health and occupational therapy
McKnight’s Home Care
 
As MA Penetration Increases, Plans’ Financial Belts Are Tightening
Home Health Care News
 
Health care jobs grew at fastest rate in over 30 years
Axios
 
Will home care’s wage violations spark closures—or more workers?
Modern Healthcare

 

Home Health Media Clips
Friday, February 2, 2024
 
Home Health To Congress: Work Pay Cut Delays Into Health Package
Inside Health Policy

*PQHH & NAHC Quoted
 
CMS proposes 3.7% rate bump for MA plans in 2025
McKnight’s Home Care
 
Facing The Future: Home Health Providers Gear Up For 2024’s Value-Based Care, M&A Landscapes
Home Health Care News
 
 ‘A Monumental Shift’: Home Health Providers Believe Review Choice Demonstration Is Here To Stay
Home Health Care News 
 
Spending in home care outpaces other healthcare sectors
McKnight’s Senior Living
 
Older Adults in Traditional Medicare Spend Weeks Per Year on Health Care Contact Days
AJMC

 

Home Health Media Clips
Thursday, February 1, 2024
 
Bipartisan Medicare Home Health Accessibility Act Introduced
Rep. Lloyd Smucker
 
CMS Expects 3.7% MA Pay Bump After 2024’s Advance Notice Tumult
Inside Health Policy
 
As Home Care Billing Rates Rise, Client Retention Becomes A Larger Priority For Providers
Home Health Care News
 
Rising Medicare Advantage costs squeeze providers, insurers, tech
Modern Healthcare
 
ECRI: Home medical device use a top hazard in 2024
Modern Healthcare
 

Health-Care Price Transparency Deemed Critical in House Hearing
Bloomberg

 


 
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