Editor’s Picks: Face-to-Face Reform, $20M HomeHero Investment

The HHCN team wishes all our readers a star-spangled 4th of July. If you’re looking to catch up on some reading during the long weekend, here are some of our most popular recent stories.

HHCN Most Read

Proposed Law to Reform Face-to-Face Requirement—Simple in theory, unworkable in practice. So says Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) of the Medicare face-to-face rule. Menendez is co-sponsoring a bill to lessen the administrative burdens that providers are under due to this requirement.

Disruptive Home Care Startup Raises $20 Million to Expand—HomeHero is the latest startup to get a massive infusion from investors to build a new way of connecting caregivers and home care clients. The company’s co-founder talked to HHCN about plans for the future and what investors like about this sector.

Home Care Workers Win $15 Minimum Wage in Massachusetts—It might not be a knockout blow, but the Fight for $15 has landed a solid right hook in Massachusetts. Personal care attendants in the Bay State will receive a minimum $15-per-hour starting wage as of 2018.

Quote of the Week

“I think of population health management like a unicorn; everyone can describe it but no one’s seen it.” -Lynn Simon, M.D., president of clinical services and chief quality officer for Community Health Systems

Read more about population health.

Chart of the Week

The Eldercare Locator, a government-funded organization providing information to seniors, logged more than 271,000 requests for assistance in 2014. Here’s what seniors were asking about home- and community-based services:

Source: 2014 Eldercare Locator Data Report

Source: 2014 Eldercare Locator Data Report

Read more about the Eldercare Locator report.

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