Most Read: Providers to Cut Staff, Home Care in Hollywood

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week. Poll: Nearly 50% of Home Care Providers to Cut Staff—We polled readers to find out whether they anticipate staff numbers will fall as a result of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, to take […]

Poll: Nearly 50% of Home Care Providers to Cut Staff

A controversial Affordable Care Act provision could be pressuring a notable proportion of home health providers to shed workers, suggest findings from a recent Home Health Care News poll. Nearly half of respondents to the poll (48%) said they will reduce staff due to the ACA’s so-called “employer mandate,” while fewer said they will not […]

CMS Punts on Sought-After Home Health Changes for ACOs

In its issuance of the final rule on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and its Medicare Shared Savings Program, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) left home health stakeholders still seeking more changes that they say would better serve both patients and providers.  The CMS rule, announced last week and to be finalized in […]

Former Medicare Chief Says Nonprofit Home Health Agencies Do it Better

When it comes to being a preferred provider for important patient referral sources, not-for-profit home health agencies may have a leg up on for-profits, according to a former top Medicare official. Jonathan Blum was second-in-command at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services between 2009 and 2014, when he served as the agency’s principal deputy […]

Survey Reveals Struggles of In-Home Caregivers

Home is where the health care is — at least that’s what the latest data shows. Roughly half of care recipients live in their own home, according to a survey of more than 1,200 Americans age 18 and older who provide care to an adult. The “Caregiving in the U.S. 2015” study, conducted by the National […]

CarePort Raises $3.8 Million to Improve Hospitals’ Post-Acute Care Placement

CarePort Health, a Boston-based tech company, has closed $3.8 million in financing to drive its growth, the company announced this week.  With the new capital, CarePort will extend its platform capabilities to provide information for providers to collaborate in the management of patients in post-acute settings.   “The first step in the journey starts at the […]

40% of Wealthy Unprepared for Costs of Home Care

Despite the overwhelming preference among older Americans to age in place, new research shows that even the wealthy aren’t prepared for the costs of home health care.  In fact, nearly 40% of the affluent cohort have not financially prepared for these costs, according to the 2015 U.S. Trust “Insights on Wealth and Worth” survey, which polled 640 individuals […]