Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. We’re heading into a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday. Heads up to all our readers: We won’t be publishing on Wednesday and will return to our normal posting schedule on Monday, Nov 20. Gobble gobble!
To keep you up to date on all things home health and home care, check out our must-read news—Keep reading to see our top stories from last week.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is eliminating hundreds of data elements for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and dropping others, the agency revealed in its home health prospective payment system (PPS) 2018 update. CMS finalized 33 item changes, which will come into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
Top of the news last week was the merger between LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM)—a deal estimated at $2.4 billion.
Readers were also into an affordable robot being piloted by Comfort Keepers of Reston, based in Hernon, Virginia.
Written by Amy Baxter