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House Bill Aims to Expand Home, Community Care Options

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is seeking to increase the number of people who can remain in their homes thanks to the Medicare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), introducing a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand that program. The PACE program is designed to enable seniors who need […]

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Major Workforce Overhaul Needed for Home Health Care Coordination

As health care transformation gets underway, requiring greater care coordination between hospitals and home- and community-based settings, a number of significant challenges threaten to undermine the coordination and care management provided by health care staff, particularly among the home health labor force, a recent report finds. To overcome obstacles associated with job training, recruitment and […]

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Home Health Business Briefs: Amedisys in New Medicare Model, WillCare Update

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: Willcare to Remain Stable After $51 Million Almost Family Acquisition WillCare Inc. does not anticipate that its current management […]

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Home Health Business Briefs: Encompass, Ensign Group

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: Hometown Home Health & Hospice Expanding Fleet in Central Michigan Hometown Home Health & Hospice is expanding and upgrading […]

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Home Health Mess in New Hampshire Costs Providers, Seniors

Home health is in a state of uncertainty in New Hampshire. A budget battle has left reimbursement rates frozen and now the state’s health department is in the hot-seat over yanking home health benefits from some seniors. Doris Brown is a 92-year-old Laconia, N.H., resident who has been receiving home health services for 13 years, […]

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