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Specialized Clinical Programs – The Future of Home Health?

Representing some of the nation’s leading home healthcare providers, the Partnership’s members are dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of the Medicare home healthcare program for our nation’s seniors. An example of this innovation can be seen in LHC Group’s new clinical program, Choose Control. We spoke with…

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Congress: Provide Much-Needed Stability & Support for Medicare Providers

Last year, Congress extended the temporary suspension of the 2% sequester to Medicare providers in response to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this 2% relief is set to expire at the end of March. As the impact of the pandemic on our health care system continues to cause strain, sequestration relief…

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Reflecting on Our Home Health Patients During National Patient Recognition Week

February 1 marks the start of National Patient Recognition Week, and this week, PQHH is recognizing the estimated 3.5 million seniors who reply upon Medicare home health services. Home healthcare is an essential care option for many patients who are often among the Medicare program’s sickest and most vulnerable. On average, home health patients are…

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Choose Home Continues to Gain Support

In the seven months since the Choose Home Care Act (S. 2562/H.R. 5514) was introduced, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and across the country have recognized the value of this important legislation. The Choose Home Care Act would create an additional cost-effective, patient-centered option for seniors to recover at home after being discharged…

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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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