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CMS proposes $180 million pay cut for home health

By Virgil Dickson and Lisa Schencker  |  June 27, 2016

Home healthcare agencies would see a 1% drop in Medicare reimbursement under a proposed rule issued Monday. The pay cut was floated the same day the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to review a federal labor rule that home health providers say is harming their businesses.

About 5% of home healthcare agencies show potential signs of fraud

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 23, 2016

More than 500 home healthcare agencies—about 5% of the total—and 4,500 doctors across the country share characteristics that often point to home healthcare fraud, according to a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.

Long-term care costs continue to rise

By Associated Press  |  May 10, 2016

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually. Americans are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living communities, while adult day care costs fell...

New York governor's minimum-wage hike could sink home-health agencies

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  March 09, 2016

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to raise New York's minimum wage could push some home healthcare agencies into bankruptcy, the providers say. The increase, they argue, would undermine efforts to reduce medical costs for the elderly and disabled by keeping them in their own apartments and out of...

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