Low on Resources, Home-Based Care Providers Continue to Navigate COVID-19 Crisis in the Dark

In New York, the epicenter of the U.S. public health emergency, home health and home care agencies continue to face staffing challenges and personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages while caring for hundreds of COVID-19 patients. That’s according to a survey released Monday from the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA-NYS), which included responses […]

Home Health Providers Affected by Maria Exempt from Quality Reporting

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands on September 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions for certain quality reporting measures for affected health care providers, including home health agencies. CMS granted health care providers similar reporting requirement exceptions following Hurricanes […]

Home Health Agencies Affected by Harvey Receive Disaster Exemption

In the aftermath of the record-breaking storm Hurricane Harvey, home health care agencies in Texas counties or Louisiana parishes designated as major disaster counties have been granted exceptions for Medicare quality reporting, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday. Specifically, providers are granted exceptions for Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs, and […]