Home Care Registry Becomes Law in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law to establish a registry for home care workers employed by state-contracted in-home care agencies on Nov. 24. The registry has drawn controversy over whether it sufficiently protects worker privacy. The law requires state-contracted home care workers to include their name, gender, home and mailing addresses, job title and training or certifications. […]

Large-Scale Home Health Crackdown Begins in Massachusetts

Following a major surge in spending on home health care services, Massachusetts state officials have asked state Attorney General Maura Healey to investigate providers suspected of committing Medicaid fraud. The news comes on the heels of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extending its home health moratorium in several cities—though none in Massachusetts—for […]

Massachusetts Partnership Shows How Home Health Agencies Stack Up

A Massachusetts effort is introducing home care quality and safety statistics for providers within the state, as they stack up against local and national averages.  The PatientCareLink.org site has for seven years provided information on hospital quality care, with the addition of home care marking a milestone for the resource, say its founders and partners. […]

Massachusetts Officials Weigh Need for New Home Care Law

A Massachusetts hearing this week weighed the need for home care legislative measures within the state.  As one of just five states that do not currently have licensure or certificate-of-need process for home health care providers, more oversight is needed, home care representatives and elected officials told Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Tuesday according […]