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OIG Pushes for More Staff Background Checks in Home Health

Despite the close relationship between home health aides and patients, there are no federal laws or regulations requiring that home health agencies (HHAs) conduct background checks on their employees — a liability for the agency and a risk to the client. In fact, a recent review by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that […]

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VNA Leader: Home Health Care’s ‘Sputnik Moment’ Is Now

The home health care industry has a promising future: Americans are living longer than ever, and the majority prefer to age in place, receiving in-home services. But the evolving health care landscape is not without challenges, and many providers say they struggle with high employee turnover, a confusing reimbursement system and lack of transparency between […]

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State Policies Make Home Care Harder to Access

Home care has been long touted as the more cost-effective alternative to assisted living and nursing home care, for both seniors and governments. However, some states are making it harder for seniors to access this less-expensive alternative, and it’s costing them big money.  Two recent audit reports from Louisiana and Georgia show states are dragging […]

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Most Read: Inside the Newest Home Health Star Ratings

In case you missed it, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week: Massive New iPad for Seniors Program to Support Aging at Home — Apple and IBM are launching a program to put iPads with health care applications in the hands of millions of seniors, as part of a […]

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Home Health Business Briefs: Extendicare Acquires Revera

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Tim Bateman Joins ChartaCloud Healthcare Services Advisory Board ChartaCloud Technologies LLC recently announced the addition of Timothy Bateman to […]

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