The CMS has extended a ban on new home health agencies in four states after some providers were enrolling in counties outside a moratorium and then signing up patients who lived in the banned areas. Providers who were applying for payment say they should be reimbursed for as much as $200,000 in...
The former operator of three Miami-area home health agencies was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in a $57 million Medicare fraud scheme.
Bill Borne, the founder of one of the country's largest home health and hospice care providers, drowned near his home in Louisiana, where flooding has been responsible for as many as 10 deaths.
Frail Medicare patients increasingly need their doctors to come to them, not the other way around. But a home-based healthcare provider may be nowhere in a patient's vicinity, a new study shows.
Co-founded in 2015 by former venture capitalist Travis Messina, Nashville-based Contessa Health provides medical and surgical acute-care services to patients in their homes at a bundled rate.
The CMS has released guidance that encourages states to use Medicaid funds to keep elderly and physically and mentally disabled beneficiaries at home and in community-based settings instead of nursing homes.
The CMS has extended a moratorium on new Medicare home-healthcare agencies and ambulance suppliers in some states. It's part of an ongoing effort to curb fraud.
A proposed $180 million drop in Medicare reimbursement may not be a surprise to home healthcare agencies—but that doesn't necessarily make it any easier to digest, industry leaders say.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday it will not hear a case challenging a new Labor Department rule that required higher wages for many home healthcare workers—meaning the rule will stay in place.
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 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...