Amazon Rumored To Be Developing In-Home Robot

Amazon’s voice-enabled Echo technology is already starting to transform home care. Now, it appears the company is trying to take the tech a step further by creating robots for the home. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has been pursuing an “ambitious, top-secret plan” to create the robot, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. […]

Must-Read News: Top Home Health Changes Ahead

Happy Monday, dear Home Health Care News readers. We’re back after a few days in Washington, D.C. at the National Leadership Conference, put on by the Visiting Nurses Association of America (VNAA), ElevatingHome and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. We’ll be bringing you more coverage from the conference this week. Take a […]

Bloomberg: US Home Care System Woefully Inadequate

A report in Bloomberg Businessweek paints a dire picture of the state of home care for the aging U.S. population. The article, published Feb. 9 and prepared in conjunction with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, highlights a caregiver named Valia, describing her arduous 48-hour shifts to make a point about the lack of […]

Must-Read News: Outpatient Payment Update

Happy Monday, readers. We’re bringing you all the recent must-have news you need to get your week started. A new rule proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could have a limited impact on home health care providers that provide hospital outpatient services. The proposal updates the 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment […]

Bill Would Hit Delete on DOL’s Home Care Wage Rule

Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would roll back minimum wage and overtime protections granted to home care workers in 2015, Bloomberg BNA reported Wednesday. The bill would reverse an action taken by the Department of Labor under the Obama administration, which eliminated the so-called “companionship exemption” for personal care workers. Prior to […]