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.
Daughter, student, caregiver, nurse: Unpaid caregivers are finding their place in the healthcare system
There are an estimated 43.5 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., many taking care of "high need" older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Initiatives are underway to provide more training and resources for them.
Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, which owns 20 home health and 10 hospice locations, has entered into a joint venture with LHC Group to manage the facilities.
Home healthcare agencies will see a 0.7% drop in Medicare reimbursement in 2017, the final year of cuts meant to recoup previous overpayments.
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.
The more than 3 million people receiving home and community-based services are not protected by national quality measures. As the nation's elderly population grows, the National Quality Forum is pushing to create standards that use data and measure outcomes.
A judge has ruled that Wisconsin health officials went too far trying to recoup Medicaid payments from dozens of independent nurses who care for severely disabled patients in their homes.
The CMS has extended a ban on new home health agencies in four states after some providers were enrolling in counties outside a moratorium and then signing up patients who lived in the banned areas. Providers who were applying for payment say they should be reimbursed for as much as $200,000 in...
The former operator of three Miami-area home health agencies was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in a $57 million Medicare fraud scheme.
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.
Frail Medicare patients increasingly need their doctors to come to them, not the other way around. But a home-based healthcare provider may be nowhere in a patient's vicinity, a new study shows.
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.