2017 Hospice and Home Health Medicare Utilization Trends

From 2016 to 2017, the home health and hospice markets both experienced growth, with millions of more Medicare beneficiaries utilizing these services, according to year-end data from Excel Health. The data, which is based on the most recent Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B claims data, show there were 57.7 million Medicare beneficiaries residing in […]

Home Health and Hospice Admissions, Utilization Trending Up

Home health care and hospice admissions and utilization are both on the rise, according to the latest data report from Excel Health. Hospice admissions grew 4.6% from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, rising to 313,500, according to the report, which is based on 100% of the most recent Medicare […]

Home Health Adherence Slashes Medicare Costs, Readmissions

The home health care industry has seen consistent reimbursement cuts over the last several years, forcing providers to adapt. There are several reasons regulators and lawmakers think home health can get by with less, but overcoming stigmas about the industry and thinking like an economist can help boost home health’s reputation. “It’s hard to have […]

Home Health Agencies Are Missing Out on $2.5 Billion in Revenue

The home health care industry is missing out on billions in revenue from patients who are recommended for care after a discharge from a hospital—but never receive it. The opportunity to capture these patients and provide home health care services represents about $2.5 billion, according to Excel Health, which provides health care analytics in the home health, […]