New Obamacare Repeal and Replace Could Hit Home Health Hard

Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are back after several months of no action, and the latest health care reform legislation could have an impact on the home health care industry if it prevails. The bill, which is being called the Graham-Cassidy bill after two of its sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham […]

Home Health Industry Reacts to Senate Health Care Bill

After Senate Republicans unveiled a draft of their health care plan last week, home health groups were eager to analyze how the bill, named the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” could impact the industry—and millions of aging Americans. In the aftermath of the release, the immediate backlash from the home health industry stemmed from […]

Monday Briefing: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Welcome back from your long weekend, dearest Home Health Care News readers. As you embark on your shorter week, take a moment to catch up on all the latest industry chatter with our Monday Briefing. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on […]

Obamacare Replacement Bill is a Mixed Bag for Home Health

After much speculation and recently leaked drafts, the GOP’s health care plan has finally come out, drawing mixed reactions from home health stakeholders. A bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was released Monday to widespread excitement and critiques across both sides of partisan aisles. The impact of The American Health Care […]

Home Health Medicare Spending Steady, Hospice Soars

While younger Medicare beneficiaries are going to the hospital less frequently, older beneficiaries are spending more on skilled nursing and hospice care, leading to some dramatic changes in how the government insurance program for older adults distributes its payments. Between 1999 and 2012, the age at which Medicare spending per beneficiary was highest increased from […]

Federal Report Presses Medicare for Stronger Anti-Fraud Reforms

While Medicare fraud isn’t specific to any one sector of healthcare, it can be a blemish on industries like home health, which ultimately suffer due to a few bad actors. However, implementing several key integrity reform measures can help strengthen federal payers like Medicare from further abusive practices, according to a recent report from the […]