CMS To Publicly Release All Ownership Info Of Home Health, Hospice Agencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making ownership data for all Medicare-certified home health and hospice agencies publicly available. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the news early Thursday. Anyone can now review “detailed information on the ownership of more than 6,000 hospices and 11,000 home health agencies,” […]

Providers On Biden’s Executive Order, Home-Based Care ‘Drumbeat That Won’t Be Ignored’

The Biden administration has made mention of home-based care regularly and intentionally during its tenure in the White House. It did so again Wednesday, this time through 50-plus directives for government agencies, many of which were home care-related. Though still just directives, the sitting president making this sweeping of an executive order focused on senior […]

As States Negotiate Budgets, Biden’s Executive Order Puts Home-Based Care At The Forefront

In tandem with an executive order, the White House announced a bevy of directives for government agencies on Tuesday, many of which were centered around bettering home-based care. Perhaps most notable is the timing, however. As states work through their budgets and potential Medicaid spending, the Biden administration has put home care at the forefront […]

Electronic Visit Verification’s Bumpy Rollout In Home-Based Care Continues

The state-by-state nationwide rollout of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) – mandated by the Cures Act – hasn’t been straightforward. Time and money has been invested into EVV in the home-based care world, and yet, in 2023, persistent confusion remains. “For personal care providers at this point in time, the deadline has passed,” HHAeXchange President Stephen […]

While Growing Home Health Business, Addus Has Hit Managed Care, M&A Difficulties

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) wants to continue to grow its personal care and home health segments, the former being its largest segment and the latter being its smallest.   That has been its plan for some time now, but the surrounding factors around those goals continue to change. For instance, after the CY2023 payment rule […]