Home Health Shown to Cut Costs in Joint Replacement Patients

The use of home health services after a major joint repair surgery for Medicare patients results in cost-effective care and lower readmission rates, according to data newly released Thursday. The data analysis, conducted by Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates and released by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, comes just more than two […]

Home Health Leaders Applaud Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Bill

Home health industry groups commended recently introduced legislation from two House Representatives that will establish a bundled payment system for post-acute care services covered by Medicare.  Representatives Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Tom Price (R-GA) introduced the Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care—or BACPAC—Act of 2014 (HR 4673) to support the delivery of clinically advanced care in […]

Home Health Leaders: $100 Billion in Medicare Cuts Would be “Cataclysmic”

Home health industry leaders gathered today for a teleconference to discuss the alarming impacts of a rule that would bring Medicare payment cuts to tally nearly $100 billion in the coming years. The proposed rebasing rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) looks to cut Medicare reimbursement payments 3.5% annually from 2014 […]