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Home Health Care News Reel

July 27, 2022 1:44 PM | WiAHC Administrator (Administrator)

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 and other publications:

·       ‘We’re in the Fight’: The Preserving Access to Home Health Act Is Introduced in the Senate

Home Health Care News - By Andrew Nolan | July 25, 2022

A new bill that would prevent the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from reducing home health payments this year – and until 2026 – was introduced in the Senate Monday afternoon. Dubbed The Preserving Access to Home Health Act, the bill was introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), both of which have been longtime advocates of at-home care. Read more…

·       CMS Announces Unprecedented Quality Measure Set for Home- and Community-Based Services

Home Health Care News - By Andrew Nolan | July 21, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first ever home- and community-based services (HCBS) quality measures Thursday. The agency said the measures will promote “consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs” and are a “critical step to promoting health equity among the millions of older adults and people with disabilities who need LTSS.” Read more…

·       Home Health Care Gained a Greater Share of Post-Acute Admissions Post-COVID

Home Health Care News – By Andrew Nolan | July 19, 2022

The home health industry gained a more significant share of post-acute care admissions after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. There was certainly a feeling at the time that home health agencies were gaining more patient admissions that may have previously gone to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And while some data has reflected that already, if there was any remaining doubt, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) July 2022 data book should cast that aside. Read more…

·       Home Health Providers, Staff In For ‘Rude Awakening’ Following Public Health Emergency Expiration

Home Health Care News - By Joyce Famakinwa | July 15, 2022

Though it sometimes may not feel like it, the expiration of the public health emergency (PHE) will, one day, come. And when it does, that will have ramifications on home health providers specifically, and home-based care more generally. With the declaration came a handful of waivers and flexibilities meant to alleviate the harsh impacts of the pandemic for home health providers. 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.

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