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Current Issues

CHOOSE HOME:
Allow America’s Seniors to Come Home Safely After a Hospitalization

Ensuring Appropriate
Medicare Payments
to Providers

Supporting Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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House Bill Looks to Keep Medicare Sequestration ‘Holiday’ in Place for Home Health Agencies, Others

U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act last week. If passed, the bill would extend the…

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Home care sector voices support for CDC’s ACIP vaccine access prioritization

More than a half dozen home care-related organizations lauded draft federal regulations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that would give home care workers priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Home Health Patient Demographics Shift as Demand for Home Health Surges

December 7, 2020

Data reported in the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation’s annual Home Health Chartbook provides a timely look at the growing role of home health care in the lives of older Americans. The Chartbook, composed and compiled by Avalere Health, provides an overview of home health patients characteristics, the home health workforce, the economic…

Home Health Champions Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Access to Telehealth

November 12, 2020

Recently, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and the Senate introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act, legislation to protect Medicare beneficiaries’ access to home health via telehealth. If passed, the legislation would reimburse home health agencies for telehealth services furnished during the COVID-19 emergency and any future public health…

Fact-Checking Medicare’s Assumptions About Home Health

September 25, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began implementing the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which included a 4.36% rate reduction to the Medicare home health benefit purely based on three behavioral assumptions. Yet, according to a new analysis, CMS’s assumptions have been significantly incorrect in two of the three areas of assumed…

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