CMMI Initiatives May Fall Short of Previous Savings Projections

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will save far less in the coming years than the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected, according to an analysis conducted by Avalere. Avalere, a health care research and consulting firm, estimates that CMMI will save $18 billion from 2017 to 2026. The CBO had projected $34 billion […]

Nike Looks to Tap into Home Health Labor Market

Nike is saying “just do it” to home health care. The international footwear and sporting apparel behemoth earlier this month unveiled a brand new shoe specially designed for “nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who tirelessly support patients.” Developed hand in hand with medical workers, the Nike Air Zoom Pulse will be released on […]

Home Health Agencies Paid $46.2B to 1.5M Employees in 2018

The home health care industry had a bigger impact on the U.S. economy than ever before in 2018, according to new data. Specifically, home health agencies paid nearly $46.2 billion in total wages to a whopping 1.47 million employees nationwide in 2018. That’s up more than $3 billion and 60,0000 employees from the year before. […]

Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Eagerly Await New Home Care Coverage

More than half of all Medicare Advantage (MA) members want their plans to cover assistance at home, according to a new survey. But despite new rules allowing it, the majority of beneficiaries will have to wait until 2020 or later for their plan to have that option. Fifty-seven percent of members surveyed by HealthMine Medicare […]