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.
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...