Confirmation Delay for Next CMS Administrator Could Cause Problems for Home-Based Care Providers

It has been over three months since former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma resigned from her post. As of Wednesday, no one has officially filled the position’s void. The Biden administration’s pick for administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, has yet to be confirmed by the Senate due to ongoing partisan disputes. For […]

Pause to Alternative Payment Models Gives Some Providers a ‘Golden Ticket,’ Leaves Others Behind

The Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model — a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) creation — has been put on pause. The holdup is just another example of CMMI pumping the brakes on an alternative payment model in the days since the Biden administration took over the executive branch.   Broadly, the Global and […]

CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Closing In On 200 Participants

The hospital-at-home concept was developed long ago, but did not gain popularity until the COVID-19 crisis. And while its stalling was due to logistical and reimbursement problems, experts believe it’s finally here to stay. For home health and home care providers, that means another area to deliver their expertise and increase their bottom lines. As […]

Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Tomorrow Health Raises $25M, Adds Former Humana CMO to Advisory Board

Tomorrow Health — a startup that can deliver roughly 40,000 different types of medical supplies into patients’ homes — has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round. The company began operations officially in April of 2020, which was earlier than expected due to the COVID-19 crisis. Venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz led the […]

‘Better Systems, Better Controls and a Digitized Industry’: Analyzing PE’s Impact on Home-Based Care

In late March, members of Congress argued fervently that private equity did not belong in health care, with senior care being a particularly egregious case of trespassing. During a special House hearing, lawmakers addressed the dangers of PE firms digging their heels deeper into the long-term care space and how profit-driven motives can have an […]