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CMS cancels planned home health pay model

CMS cancels planned home health pay model

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 01, 2017

The CMS has canceled a planned home health groupings model designed to encourage providers to better serve Medicare patients with complex medical needs rather than focusing on those who need therapy services. Providers and patient groups worried it would shrink access for all types of patients.

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.

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