Home Health Providers, Staff In For ‘Rude Awakening’ Following Public Health Emergency Expiration

Though it sometimes may not feel like it, the expiration of the public health emergency (PHE) will, one day, come. And when it does, that will have ramifications on home health providers specifically, and home-based care more generally. With the declaration came a handful of waivers and flexibilities meant to alleviate the harsh impacts of […]

Home Health Providers in HHVBP Demo States Struggled to Achieve Financial Upside

Despite being a significant regulatory change to the home health care industry, some providers aren’t so sure whether the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model will have that significant of a bottom-line impact. The proposed model is constructed in such a way where the very best performers receive the largest payment boost, with a maximum […]

After Nursing Home Push, Home Health Reform Could Be Up Next

With a recently released set of proposed reforms, the Biden administration is placing U.S. nursing homes under greater scrutiny. And though the reforms are focused entirely on nursing homes, providers in other sectors – including home health care – are wondering if there will be reverberations throughout post-acute care. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden expressed […]

The 4 Forces Shaping Home Health Care in 2022

Home health operators each year have to adapt on a number of different fronts, from relatively minor coding updates to major payment adjustments. But in addition to the more run-of-the-mill items, providers occasionally have to navigate macro-level forces that literally change the industry itself. At least four such forces will redefine home health care in […]

Downsides to the CMS Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Expansion Plan

For the most part, home health operators are saying “bring it on” to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model expansion plan from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). There are plenty of very real concerns buried under that enthusiasm, however. Dr. Bob Parker is the chief clinical and compliance officer at […]

More Aggressive Delta Variant Causing Home Health Providers to Navigate New Phase of the Pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 emergency in early 2020, home-based care providers have had to navigate seemingly countless challenges around keeping both patients and staff safe. Providers are now gearing up to face a new and more aggressive strain of the coronavirus: the Delta variant. Among its major distinctions, the Delta variant is more […]