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CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.

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.

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.

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