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CMS cancels planned home health pay model

CMS cancels planned home health pay model

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 01, 2017

The CMS has canceled a planned home health groupings model designed to encourage providers to better serve Medicare patients with complex medical needs rather than focusing on those who need therapy services. Providers and patient groups worried it would shrink access for all types of patients.

Out with nursing homes, in with home health care

Out with nursing homes, in with home health care

By Nona Tepper  |  August 17, 2017

Northwestern Medicine may have found the one hospital market where investment in long-term care hasn't paid off: affluent north suburban Lake Forest, Ill.

CMS delays rule to improve home health agency care

CMS delays rule to improve home health agency care

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 10, 2017

Home health agencies are getting an additional six months to prepare for a new CMS rule aimed at improving quality and patient care. The rule was first proposed by the Obama administration.

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