Category: Home Health Agencies

Trump Administration Announces New Actions to Improve Access to Healthcare across America

On Monday, August 3, President Trump signed executive orders with the goal of improving healthcare in rural America, for seniors, and for all Americans, by expanding telehealth, modernizing regulations, and reforming payments. Specifically, the executive orders call on HHS to: Propose a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Time for Policymakers, Hospitals to Bet Big on Home-Based Care

It’s time for policymakers, hospitals and everyone else at the health care roulette table to bet all their chips on proactive, pre-acute home-based care. During the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. health care system has undergone a massive change marked by the skyrocketing use of telehealth technology and the shift...

Coronavirus Daily Update: Skilled Nursing Occupancy Slips; US Begins Withdrawal from WHO

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation...

CMS Issues Proposed Rule That Would Update Home Health Payments and Allow Home Health Agencies to Continue Telemedicine Beyond Pandemic

CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2021 and includes a proposal to make permanent certain regulatory changes related to telehealth beyond the expiration of the public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic (the Proposed Rule). Home...

How telehealth and telemedicine extend medical reach for senior residents

The nursing home economy is extremely vulnerable, accounting for a staggering rate of America’s COVID-19 deaths. With the pandemic clogging the accessibility of medical care, many are left to suffer. As an influencer of many industries, I’ve caught sight of two solutions that can revolutionize the future of healthcare...

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Although providing services to patients virtually can improve provider efficiency, it’s important to consider individual technological capabilities. By Kat JercichJune 26, 2020 Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, so reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life....

NACH Analyzes Latest Proposed Rule for Home Health

Friday, June 26th, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2020)—The preview of the CY 2021 home health proposed rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements, has been posted. The proposal is light compared...

[Updated] CMS Proposes $540M Home Health Payment Boost, Permanent Telehealth Changes

By Bailey Bryant | June 25, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to make telehealth flexibilities for home health providers introduced in light of the coronavirus permanent. Yet providers would still be forced to provide the virtual care without payment.  CMS detailed that proposal and others Thursday...

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Senate Panel Examines Growth of Telehealth

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is set to examine telemedicine, which lets patients meet with health-care providers electronically, at a hearing today as the sector sees substantial growth during the Covid-19 crisis.  Convinced that telehealth, which exploded as stay-at-home orders were issued, is here to stay, insurers are...

Senior Telehealth Use Continues to Rise, Despite Home Health Limitations

By Bailey Bryant | June 15, 2020 The health care sector has long had the capability to use telehealth, but it took the COVID-19 emergency to prompt widespread adoption. After three months of the crisis, emerging data is now making the sweeping rate of that adoption clearer. Seniors are among the most...

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

Many home care providers jumped at the chance to create new Medicare Advantage (MA) business lines after the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began making supplemental benefits more flexible more than two years ago. Now, those same providers that got into MA early are beginning to...

Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits

By Robert Holly | May 18, 2020 Despite significant roadblocks, the home health industry is getting closer to securing direct reimbursement for visits delivered via telehealth technology, industry insiders believe. Over the past two few months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the White House have taken numerous steps to ramp...

Lawmakers Seek Funding for Home, School Telehealth Services for Children

A group of Senators is seeking more than $200 million in the next coronavirus relief bill to, among other things, expand telehealth programs at home and in schools to help children with behavioral health needs. Source: ThinkStockShare on Twitter By Eric Wicklund June 02, 2020 – A group of Senators is calling...
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