Must-Read News: CMS Proposes Canceling Mandatory Bundles

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Are you stepping outdoors today to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse?

Some of our team will be viewing the astrological affair from the rooftop of a local grocery store. Not to over-hype the event, but Bonnie Tyler will reportedly be singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the actual eclipse. Check out NASA’s official page on the eclipse to find out more.

Before you stare at the sun—with eye protection!—catch up with our most popular stories from last week.

We reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed canceling some mandatory bundled payment initiatives focused on joint replacements and reducing the extent of another program.

A major home health fraud case also crossed our news desk last week, as one Texas-based agency owner was sentenced to 75 years in prison for her role in a $13 million scheme, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

A new home care company caught our eye after we learned the owner’s philosophy includes hiring former law enforcement officers and military vets as recruiters and staff.

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Read about this CEO who sold a company for $100 million and became a home care franchise owner.

The huge drop in the share prices of public home health care companies presents an opportunity for investors, argues Martin Tiller for Nasdaq.

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Written by Amy Baxter