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MACRA rule deals blow to docs in Medicaid medical homes

MACRA rule deals blow to docs in Medicaid medical homes

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 17, 2016

Most Medicaid medical homes will not count as an alternative pay model under MACRA, according to the final rule released Friday that implements the law. More than 1 million Medicaid beneficiaries are signed up in medical home models around the country.

Amedisys founder Bill Borne dies in Louisiana floods

Amedisys founder Bill Borne dies in Louisiana floods

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 16, 2016

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.

Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 06, 2016

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.

CMS urges states to use Medicaid to care for disabled at home

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 03, 2016

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.

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.

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