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.
Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., and Palomar Health will jointly own the 52-bed rehabilitation hospital in San Diego.
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...
A federal jury recently awarded a former healthcare staffing company co-owner $27.6 million in a lawsuit that included allegations of fraud, violence, abuse and rumors.
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide whether it will hear a case over a new federal rule that requires home healthcare agencies to pay higher wages to many workers.
The owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits, according to an FBI affidavit.
As CMS looks to launch national ER survey, clinicians worry it could hurt efforts to combat opioid abuse
The CMS is looking for consultants to help finalize and launch a national survey to track the quality of care patients receive in emergency rooms. But industry stakeholders say the survey could aggravate the nation's opioid abuse crisis if ER patients do not feel enough is being done to ease their...
A CMS proposal aimed at curbing fraud in home health service claims could harm patient care and will unfairly harm agencies that are compliant, stakeholders say.
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.