HHCN Survey: 92% of Home Health Agencies Have Lost Revenue Due to Coronavirus

It has been 80 days since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the COVID-19 virus. Since then, almost every home health care agency has been adversely affected, with the vast majority of businesses experiencing sharp decreases in Medicare reimbursement, admissions and overall revenue, a new Home Health Care News survey reveals. While […]

What Increased Bankruptcy Filings Across Health Care Could Mean for Home Health Providers

Industry experts have predicted a rise in home health bankruptcies amid the COVID-19 virus. But home health providers likely won’t be the only ones affected by tighter cash flows and unexpected expenses. Ultimately, there’s likely to be increased bankruptcy filings across health care, particularly in industries such as skilled nursing and senior living. That, in […]

COVID-19 Forces Home Care Providers to Take a Tailored Approach to Dementia Care

Over the past few years, many home care providers have launched specialized dementia care business lines as a means to simultaneously boost their bottom lines and enhance quality of care. But amid the COVID-19 virus, these providers have had to adapt and tackle additional challenges compared to peers. Older adults are especially vulnerable when it […]

Live-In Home Care Offers Advantages, But Financial Barriers Often Make It Unrealistic

One of the most surefire ways to maintain the caregiver-client relationship during the COVID-19 outbreak — without worrying about increased infection risk — is live-in care. Over the last few months, live-in care has allowed many individuals who need regular, hands-on care in the home to receive those supportive services without interruption. At the same […]

The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations. In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during the COVID-19 emergency. […]

Creative COVID-19 Investments Likely to Pay Off Down the Road for Home Care Providers

Navigating the COVID-19 public emergency health emergency is causing private-duty home care providers to become more creative when it comes to problem solving. Largely left to fend for themselves, home care providers have had to hustle for personal protective equipment, take crash courses on new technology tools and experiment with different ways to reward their […]

Prospero Health CEO: Health Care System Is Failing Seniors with Serious Illnesses

The COVID-19 public health emergency has placed a spotlight on the importance of care coordination. One company, Prospero Health, is positioning itself as a one-stop shop when it comes to providing care for older adults. Founded in 2019, Boston-based Prospero Health is a team-based home health company that provides supportive care to seniors with advanced […]

‘Innovators Will Succeed’: Why Home-Based Care Agencies Need to Start Adapting to the New Normal

Both during and after the COVID-19 crisis, success will favor the innovators. Providers that can adjust their business operations accordingly and keep up with the sweeping regulatory changes will have a massive advantage moving forward. Conversely, those resistant to the new, post-coronavirus normal run the risk of being left behind. “The easy prediction is that […]

New Immigration Rules Could Harm Home-Based Care Workforce

Amid the coronavirus, the Trump administration has rolled out a number of changes to the U.S. immigration system, including travel restrictions and a move last month to suspend most immigrant visas for 60 days. President Donald Trump said the goal was to protect jobs for U.S. citizens, as unemployment has climbed to record highs in […]