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Most Read: Airbnb for Seniors, Humana Beefs Up In-Home Services

In case you missed it, here are the most popular Home Health Care News stories grabbing readers’ attention this past week: ‘Airbnb for Seniors’ to Replace Home Care Aides?—A startup company is launching a service akin to Airbnb’s home-sharing capabilities for vacationing renters, but with a home care focus for seniors searching for local caregivers. […]

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Home Health, Skilled Nursing At Odds Over Medicare Payment Reform

Home health leaders at a recent Congressional hearing voiced strong support of proposed legislation to revamp the Medicare post-acute payment system, but the role of care coordinators emerged as a sticking point for other provider types and some lawmakers. Patient-centered care coordination is essential to improving post-acute care and should be a centerpiece of payment […]

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[Update] Home Health Leaders Applaud Permanent Medicare Doc Fix

Legislation to replace Medicare’s controversial Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) now has been signed into law. While some concerns regarding reimbursements linger, the home health community largely commends Congress. The bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act legislation to repeal the long-standing SGR, colloquially known as the “doc fix,” was signed Thursday by President Barack Obama, following […]

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‘Doc Fix’ Deal Puts Home Health Payments in Jeopardy [Update]

The bill passed this week by the House of Representatives to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula also would have reimbursement repercussions for post-acute care providers, including home health. The measure recently was unveiled by bipartisan leaders from the House Ways and Means as well as Energy and Commerce subcommittees; they introduced a working framework to permanently replace […]

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House Passes Medical Equipment Bidding Reforms

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the Medicare competitive bidding program for home medical equipment, earning praise from industry leaders who have pushed for the changes. “The House passing H.R. 284 is a huge step towards reforming the bidding process, but our work is not done,” said Tom Ryan, president and […]

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