MedPAC: Home Health Increasingly Not a Post-Hospital Service

In an ongoing and dramatic shift from the early 2000s, the vast majority of home health episodes are no longer preceded by a hospitalization or skilled nursing facility stay. That’s according to the latest round of federal health care spending data insights compiled by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan legislative branch agency […]

Bill Delaying Nationwide EVV Deadline Awaits Trump’s Signature

In-home care providers, state Medicaid programs and their tech-vendor partners will very likely have at least one more year to gear up for the federally mandated nationwide rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV). That is, depending on what President Donald Trump decides to do. The U.S. House of Representatives last month signed off on H.R. […]

ResCare Leadership Refresh Continues with New Divisional President

ResCare, Inc., one of the largest privately held home and community-based health services providers to complex populations in the United States, has continued its recent leadership infusion by hiring a new top executive to oversee its robust Intellectual and Development Disability (IDD) Services business line. Louisville, Kentucky-based ResCare announced on Tuesday that assisted living and […]

Movers & Shakers: McBee Announces Dordick as New President

McBee Looks Internally for New President McBee Associates has a new—but familiar—incoming president to help guide the health care services and consulting firm as it adapts to a shifting value-driven landscape and new payment models for post-acute spaces. Executive Vice President Mike Dordick has been promoted to president of the Wayne, Pennsylvania-based McBee, the firm […]

WSJ: As America’s Unpaid Caregiver Network Shrinks, Challenges Add Up

When a professional home health agency isn’t an option, family and other unpaid caregivers are often asked to pick up the slack. It’s estimated that more than 34 million people in the United States provide unpaid care to individuals 50 and older. The economic impact of those services is far from trivial. Indeed, unpaid caregivers—largely […]

Health Care in the Home Still Raises Safety Concerns

Millions of individuals in the United States depend on home health services to help manage chronic conditions and recover after surgeries or unexpected illnesses. Home health utilization is increasingly, too, partly because services are typically provided in the lowest-cost setting. Home health may be cheaper, but it’s also, perhaps, more dangerous. There are numerous risks […]