Home healthcare industry braces for another Medicare cut

Home healthcare industry braces for another Medicare cut

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 28, 2016

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.

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...

Final unified post-acute care pay system is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 03, 2016

MedPAC is wrapping up work on a report that outlines a unified payment system for post-acute care settings. The panel will vote on a formal report next month. It also plans to suggest the CMS accelerate its timeline of when the new pay scheme will see the light of day.

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