Coronavirus Daily Update: Cash Flow Relief Coming; Congress Hints at More Action

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation strategies in this rolling bulletin. What […]

Lifesprk CMO Sets Sights on Coronavirus, Building a ‘Wide and Deep’ Home Health Company

Lifesprk — the Minnesota-based health care provider with a suite of home-focused services — has hired Dr. Nick Schneeman as its chief medical officer. Schneeman is the former CEO of Genevive, the largest geriatric practice in Minnesota. Overall, the new CMO of Lifesprk has over 30 years of experience in geratric care-related fields. He joins […]

Home Health Workers ‘Drowning in the Need to Be Tested’ for COVID-19

Although the U.S. has ramped up the production and distribution of kits in recent days, many Americans with suspected cases or possible exposure are still having a difficult time actually getting tested for COVID-19. Many health care professionals — including the country’s in-home care workers — are experiencing the exact same challenge. The National Association […]

Dropping Therapy Utilization May Leave Seniors at Risk During COVID-19 Crisis

The implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has caused some home health providers to cut back on therapy utilization. But prehabilitation could have a positive impact during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts argue. While trying to navigate PDGM’s fundamental changes to therapy visits and reimbursement, many home health providers made wholesale changes to their […]

Community, Not Competition: How the Home Care Industry is Coming Together to Fight the Coronavirus

When COVID-19 came on the home-based care industry’s radar, it brought fear with it, leaving agencies scrambling to prepare for worst-case scenarios. The storm has not been weathered just yet. But in dire times, providers have chosen community in lieu of competition. That’s been especially true for a group of in-home care providers that have […]

Hitting the Books: How Institution-Based Home Health Providers Leverage Their Academic Ties

Academic institutions often have reputations as being enclaves of innovation. And for home health providers that operate as part of university-affiliated health systems, the proximity to their respective institutions can mean greater access to resources. “We definitely have access to great minds, great research and expertise,” Kellie Brockman, director of business development at Duke HomeCare […]

As National Response to Coronavirus Hits Critical Juncture, Home-Based Care Providers Fight for More Support

The United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based health care providers are still left fighting for more support. Home Health Care News caught up with National Association for Home Care & Hospice […]

Coronavirus Daily Update: CMS Granting Extensions for Providers in Quality Reporting Programs

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation strategies in this rolling bulletin. What […]

Home Health Advocates to CMS: Stop Waiting to Cut ‘Meaningless Red Tape’

Officials from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) attempted to provide additional clarity to home health providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic Friday, speaking with stakeholders during a late morning conference call that quickly hit capacity. Among topics discussed, CMS offered guidance on telehealth policies, face-to-face rules and Medicare’s homebound requirement. More […]