Home-Based Care Stakeholders See Public-Private Partnerships As Way To Address Workforce Shortage

Following the U.S. Senate’s request for information (RFI) regarding solutions to the national health care workforce crisis, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) submitted a comment letter on Saturday. The letter detailed the challenges the home-based care sector has been facing, and also included possible solutions. Among the potential solutions is recent state legislation […]

White House Uses Home Care As Sticking Point In Support Of Medicaid Spending

President Joe Biden and his administration are using the importance of personal home care as a way to fight back against some Congress members’ desire to cut Medicaid funding. In a letter that opposed certain aspects of the “Congressional Republican agenda,” the White House criticized Republicans’ previous plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut […]

Increased Funding From VA For Home-Based Care Stripped From Dole Act

This month, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee removed a provision in the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act that would have increased funding for home- and community-based services. The decision was a disappointing one for home-based care advocates. It came in the final moments before the piece of legislation was finalized. “We started out this new […]

New Bill Looks To Combat Home Health Worker Shortages Via Public-Private Partnership

In a move to address the shortage of health care professionals, a new House bill — the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Development Act — has been introduced in the state. Broadly, the legislation aims to combat workforce shortages by building a public-private partnership that will increase workforce training and education initiatives. “This bill kickstarts career paths […]

Home-Based Care Wins Included In The $1.66T Omnibus Spending Bill

Home-based care providers are enthused – at least in part – by the passing of the $1.66 trillion omnibus spending bill in December. Specifically, they’re bullish on the added transparency language required from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a two-year extension for Medicare telehealth provisions and further value-based care incentives. “CMS being […]

While Other Home-Focused Legislation Waits, Better Care Better Jobs Act Gets New Life

Lawmakers are hoping for success the second time around. On Thursday, Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and a host of other cosponsors reintroduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act into the Senate. The other lawmakers included Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), energy and commerce ranking member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA.) […]