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Home Health Care News Reel

June 28, 2022 11:17 AM | Anonymous

WiAHC is happy to remind members about and provide links to the latest articles and information on the home health care industry from Home Health Care News, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and other publications:

·         Former CMS Administrator Predicts Dire Near-Term Outlook for Home Health Industry

Home Health Care News - By Andrew Nolan | June 23, 2022

The former U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, did not paint a rosy outlook for the home health industry this week in Chicago. In fact, hardly any of what she said evoked optimism among operators in the crowd. Read more…

·         Home Health Stakeholders Weigh in On Industry ‘Tailspin’ Following Proposed Payment Rule

Home Health Care News - By Joyce Famakinwa | June 22, 2022

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fairly negative proposed payment rule for the home health industry on Friday. Specifically, the proposal includes a 4.2% decrease to payment rates that, if finalized, dumps cold water on an industry that’s just starting to heat up again. Read More…

·         ‘The Stability of Home Health Care Is at Risk’: CMS Proposes 4.2% Decrease to Provider Payments in 2023

Home Health Care News - By Andrew Nolan | June 17, 2022

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2023 home health proposed payment rule late Friday. It comes with a decrease to payment rates by 4.2%, or $810 million less compared to 2022 rates. Overall, the proposed rule looks to be one that will be disappointing to providers, and one they will refute heavily in the public comment period. Read more…

·         Home Health Providers in HHVBP Demo States Struggled to Achieve Financial Upside

Home Health Care News – By Andrew Nolan| June 14, 2022

Despite being a significant regulatory change to the home health care industry, some providers aren’t so sure whether the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model will have that significant of a bottom-line impact. The proposed model is constructed in such a way where the very best performers receive the largest payment boost, with a maximum adjustment of 5%. The worst-performing providers, in contrast, are exposed to a 5% payment penalty. Read more…

·         CMS proposes payment decrease of $810M for home health in 2023

McKnights Home Care – By Diane Eastabrook | June 17, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a 2.9% home health payment update ($560 million) for calendar year 2023. This update is expected to lead to a 4.2% decrease ($810 million) in Medicare payments, the agency said Friday. The update equates to an estimated 6.9% decrease that reflects the “effects of the proposed prospective, permanent behavioral assumption adjustment of -7.69% ($1.33 billion decrease), and an estimated 0.2% decrease that reflects the effects of a proposed update to the fixed-dollar loss ratio (FDL) used in determining outlier payments ($40 million decrease),” CMS said. Read more…

·         Higher IRS gas mileage rates no quick fix to caregiver crisis, NAHC says

McKnights Home Care – By Diane Eastabrook | June 14, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service is giving some relief to home care workers struggling to pay higher prices at the pump. Starting July 1, it is increasing the standard mileage rate for business travel by 4 cents to 62.5 cents. Although National Association for Home Care & Hospice President William Dombi applauded the move, he told McKnight’s Home Care Daily Pulse in an email the higher rate is not an antidote to the caregiver crisis. Read more…

·         NAHC is pleased to share the results of the National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study

NAHC | June 6, 2022

he National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to sponsor the National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study and we encourage all relevant stakeholders to read the report carefully. over 1,000 agency sites represented, and we had the largest and most comprehensive study in the history of home care and hospice to date.  And now NAHC members can access the complimentary study report. Read more…

Home Health Care News, which is part of the Aging Media Network, is a leading source for news and information covering the home health industry. National Association for Home Care and Hospice is the largest professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.


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