Catholic-sponsored Christus Health has agreed to contribute 21 home health, hospice and long-term hospitals to a joint venture with LHC Group, joining other hospitals in offloading those businesses.
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.
Home health agencies are getting an additional six months to prepare for a new CMS rule aimed at improving quality and patient care. The rule was first proposed by the Obama administration.
Post-acute care is often “fragmented and siloed” from the rest of the health care system. Now, hospitals can make some smart next steps and think strategically about post-acute care.
The settlement ends a seven-year legal battle that also saw Amedisys pay $150 million to the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly inflating Medicare home care visits.
Texas' largest hospital system has agreed to create a joint venture for its home health and hospice agencies with a national home care operator, a move that several other health systems have made in their quest to enhance care and preserve capital and management resources.
Providers are hoping CMS will move forward with its proposed six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a final rule aimed at improving their operations and patient care.
The CMS is proposing a six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a final rule aimed at improving their operations and patient care.
A federal appeals court has affirmed that states can engage in exclusive bargaining agreements with healthcare unions without violating workers' First Amendment rights.
Federal lawmakers from Florida are asking the Trump administration to junk a planned three-year demonstration in which beneficiaries need to get prior approval before they get home health services.
A group of medical students lay down outside the Manhattan headquarters of News Corp. Monday afternoon to protest Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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.