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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.

Eight academic centers join effort to address home-care shortage

Eight academic centers join effort to address home-care shortage

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 01, 2017

The academic centers will give newly trained providers the unique skills needed to offer home-based primary care. Only about 1,000 providers currently offer home visits even though about 2 million Medicare patients need the service.

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.

Hospitals find national operators for home care JVs

Hospitals find national operators for home care JVs

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 07, 2017

Texas' largest hospital system has agreed to create a joint venture for its home health and hospice agencies with a national home care operator, a move that several other health systems have made in their quest to enhance care and preserve capital and management resources.

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