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Home Health Care News Reel

May 25, 2023 9:28 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 and other publications:

· Home Health Stakeholders Call on CMS To Rectify ‘Significant’ Forecast Errors From 2021, 2022

Home Health Care News – By Joyce Famakinwa | May 17, 2023

Home health stakeholders are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to address an alleged forecast error in the home health market basket for 2021 and 2022. Broadly, CMS calculates the expected impact of cost inflation for home health agencies annually. In order to do this, CMS relies on a forecasting methodology from a private entity that is applied to the most recent cost data available for home health care. Read More…

·  ‘Sky is falling’ under weight of home health cuts, NAHC’s Dombi says

McKnights Home Care – By C. Max Bachmann | May 16, 2023

The healthcare industry is nearing a breaking point due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 3.925% behavioral rate cut enacted in January, home care leaders said recently. “Hospitals are saying, ‘we can’t find a place to send out patients,’ and patients are saying the same thing,” William Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice said during a McKnight’s Home Care Newsmakers podcast. “We’re starting to see home health agencies reject care for Medicare Advantage patients because they are paying less than cost. Those are signs and symptoms that the sky is starting to fall.” Read more…

·       The Public Health Emergency’s End Will Mark ‘Significant’ Change for Home Health Providers

Home Health Care News – By Joyce Famakinwa | May 10, 2023

Now that the public health emergency (PHE) is ending, home health stakeholders are taking stock of what ripple effects will impact the industry most. The Trump Administration first declared the PHE in March of 2020, retroactive to Jan. 27, 2020. In January, the Biden administration announced that the PHE would end on May 11. Read More…

·       2024 Hospice Proposed Rule Offers Hints on What’s to Come For Home Health Agencies

Home Health Care News – By Joyce Famakinwa | May 3, 2023

Many home-based care providers tend to offer both home health and hospice services. Thus, home health leaders pay close attention to proposed rules in hospice.  Home health providers are still weeks away from getting a glimpse at their proposed rule for 2024. 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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