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Remembering What’s Important During the Holidays: Being Home with Loved Ones

Happy Holidays from the Partnership! As we enjoy the holiday season with our friends and family, it’s a reminder of how important it is to be home with our loved ones – especially for our seniors. The holidays are a time of the year when so many people return home, and if the Choose Home…

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Patients Should Have the Option to Choose Home: Case Study

Home healthcare is an essential care option for patients recovering from a hospital stay and in need of continued treatment for an acute or chronic health problem. Unfortunately, many patients do not have the option to recover at home. Instead, many Medicare beneficiaries must receive care in a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization due to…

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Choose Home Case Study: A Better Option for Patients and Caregivers

Home healthcare is an essential care option for patients recovering from a hospital stay and in need of continued treatment for an acute or chronic health problem. Unfortunately, many patients do not have the option to recover at home. Instead, many Medicare beneficiaries must receive care in a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization due to…

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Patients Need More Options After Hospitalization: Case Study

Home healthcare provides in-home clinically advanced services to patients following a hospitalization or physician visit. However, many Medicare patients, upon discharge from a serious hospitalization, have health needs that prompt discharge planners to recommend post-acute care in a Skilled Nursing Facility. In the case study below, we can see how the proposed Choose Home program…

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New Poll Finds Strong Public Support for Home Health

A recent poll, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Partnership, found that a majority a respondents support greater patient choice and access to home health care. The findings also highlight the importance of passing the Choose Home Care Act of 2021, which has wide support among the public and bipartisan lawmakers. The data…

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The Choose Home Care Act: A New Option for Medicare Beneficiaries

Recently, the Choose Home Care Act (S. 2562), a bipartisan bill to allow more American seniors to come home safely after hospitalization, was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN). This important legislation would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have increased access to care at home following hospitalization—a needed policy change that would…

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Q&A with Dr. Steven Landers on the Evolving COVID Pandemic & Vaccination Efforts

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved over the past year, the home health community has worked tirelessly to protect patients, home health care providers, and the communities we serve. Now, with the focus shifted to vaccination efforts, the Partnership spoke with Dr. Steven Landers, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., about…

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Bipartisan Senators Work to Expand Access to Home Health via Telehealth

Recently, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) re-introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act. If passed, this legislation would expand access to home healthcare by providing Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 public health crisis and future…

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Five Health Industry Trends on Which Home Healthcare Can Capitalize

By Annie Erstling, Chief Strategy Officer at Forcura The Partnership’s Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) members are companies with similar policy interests and business objectives to the Partnership who support efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation’s seniors. In a new blog series, the Partnership has invited the CLC member…

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Congress: Extend Sequestration Relief Beyond March 31

Update: Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL) and David McKinley (R-WV) recently introduced the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act (H.R. 315) to extend the current moratorium on the automatic 2% Medicare sequester cut through the duration of the pandemic. The Partnership applauds this bipartisan effort to stabilize our nation’s healthcare infrastructure, and urges Congress to work quickly…

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