Monday Jump-Start: The Obamacare Replacement Bill

Happy Monday, Home Health Care Readers. After celebrating the first official summer weekend, catch up on all things home health and home care with our Monday Jump-Start.

Last week, we clued you in to the news that an overhaul of the Medicare payment model could be coming down the pike in the near future, with an unwelcome provision for home health care—the Home Health Groupings Model. The model is a “substantive threat to many providers,” said April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Home Health.

We also covered an update on a senior care program from Johns Hopkins that tackles improvements in the home environment. And the program has a big payoff; for every $3,000 spent on a person in the program, Medicare saves $10,000.

Bayada Home Health Care made headlines in its efforts to cut down on employee turnover and caregiver “bench time” with its technology partner, SwiftShift.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."