Chronic Conditions Cost US Economy More Than $4.5 Trillion

The overall economic burden associated with diabetes, heart disease, dementia and other chronic medical conditions in the United States now adds up to more than $4.5 trillion, a new report has found. While already staggering, that economic burden is projected to double within the next three decades as well, propelled by the wave of aging […]

Bundled Payment Changes Negatively Impact Home Health

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed reducing some bundled payment models and canceling mandatory programs yet to be implemented. The move, while largely unsurprising given the current Health and Human Services administration’s views on mandatory initiatives, is likely to have negative impacts on home health care agencies, according to a recent […]