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Insights from the Frontlines: A Discussion with Home Health Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis

While our nation continues to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the home health community is working aggressively to protect patients, front-line home health workers, and the communities we serve. As a community of highly skilled professionals caring for vulnerable populations with disabilities and multiple chronic conditions, home healthcare agencies are uniquely qualified to treat individuals diagnosed…

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A Discussion with Dr. Steven Landers about Home Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

While our nation continues to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the home health community is working aggressively to protect patients, front-line home health workers, and the communities we serve. As an community of highly skilled professionals caring for vulnerable populations with disabilities and multiple chronic conditions, home healthcare agencies are uniquely qualified to treat individuals diagnosed…

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Additional Flexibility is Needed to Allow the Home Health Community to Care for Patients During COVID-19

Last week, the Partnership sent a letter to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma applauding the agency’s work in response to COVID-19 and requesting additional regulatory flexibility. Recent waivers, flexibilities and guidance have gone far toward assisting providers in continuing to provide necessary care to patients during this national public…

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Home Health Leaders Applaud Relief Measures Included in New CMS Rule

Provisions to provide flexibility in the “homebound” definition and delay the Review Choice Demonstration will enable smoother delivery of home health to broader patient population The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare – a coalition of home health leaders dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for…

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Home Health Community Coordinating with CMS on COVID-19

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to develop, the home health community is working closely with the Administration to offer action-oriented regulatory relief measures aimed at ensuring that all vulnerable patients in need receive care and treatment. Yesterday during a press conference of the Vice President’s COVID19 Task Force, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Putting Home Health Patients Over Paperwork

In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update on its efforts to put patients over paperwork for home healthcare. CMS’ Patients Over Paperwork engagement team recently met with nearly 100 home health agencies to perform interviews, observational visits and listening sessions to gather information. Through these interactions, CMS was able…

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Lawmakers Call for Increased Access to Home Health In Rural America

On Feb. 12, the Senate Special Committee on Aging Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) hosted a hearing, There’s No Place Like Home: Home Health Care in Rural America, to examine the issues impacting Medicare’s home health patient population, specifically aging Americans living in rural areas. The hearing, which included witnesses…

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Home Health Legislation Support Continues to Grow!

Since the introduction of the Home Health Payment Innovation Act (S.433 & H.R. 2573) in the House and Senate earlier this year, we have seen support continue to grow on Capitol Hill — and across the country — for this vital legislation! Now, nearly 120 bipartisan Members of Congress have joined in support of the…

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You Took Action During August Recess: Now It Is Congress’ Turn!

During August recess, home health advocates, like you, made sure their Members of Congress heard about the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services and bipartisan legislation that can protect our most vulnerable seniors’ care. Unless Congress takes action, home health services will experience an 8.01% base rate reduction adjustment, which would translate to a…

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Lawmakers are Home for August Recess. Make Sure They Hear from You!

Your lawmakers are home for August recess, and they need to hear from constituents like you about issues that affect their districts and states! As a home health advocate, it is critical that you make your lawmakers aware of the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services and the legislation that can protect our most…

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