‘Applying Resources In Wrong Bucket’: Home Health Providers See Review Choice Demonstration As Yet Another Burden

The mission of all home health agencies is to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, at least in part. Some of those providers do not feel like the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) is helping in either of those areas. “With the extra burden that you have that comes with RCD, it really hasn’t changed or […]

Disrupt Podcast #41: Bobby Lolley of Home Care Association of Florida

Across the country, home health, hospice and home care workers continue to struggle when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine access. Nowhere is that challenge more evident than in Florida, industry insiders note.  In our latest episode of Disrupt, Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) Executive Director Bobby Lolley sits down with Home Health Care News to provide an […]

Home Health Agencies Plan Ahead for Full-Blown RCD Resumption

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will not immediately pursue a full-blown restart of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), a regulatory initiative designed to reduce improper billing in home health care. Instead, CMS outlined how it will move forward with a “phased-in approach” to RCD that gives […]

‘An Absolute Travesty’: Home Health Advocates Make Last-Ditch Effort to Delay Review Choice Demonstration

When the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) would resume for participating states in August, home-based care providers and advocates were up in arms over the decision.  But as the resumption date approaches, industry advocates are making a last-ditch effort to get CMS’s attention and persuade […]

Another Hurricane Forces Home Health Providers to Snap into Action

Within a fortnight of the category four Hurricane Harvey that hit the Texas coastline, Hurricane Irma blasted home health care providers in Florida over the weekend. Health care providers began preparing for the worst several days ahead of the storm, as Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency and many coastal zones evacuated. Health […]

Movers & Shakers: VITAS, AngMar Holdings

VITAS Healthcare Appoints New COO VITAS Healthcare, an end-of-life care provider based in Miami, has named Joel Wherley as chief operating officer. In this role, Wherley reports to VITAS CEO Nick Westfall and oversees the operations of the company’s 44 hospice programs in 14 states, which reach more than 16,300 patients daily. Wherley has 30 years […]

Ready or Not: Home Health Industry Braces for Pre-Claim Expansion

In what has been described as a cruel April Fool’s Day joke, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will be expanding the Pre-claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) to Florida beginning April 1, 2017. As the controversial program charges ahead to the Sunshine State, providers and industry advocates have prepared, but are still hoping […]

Movers & Shakers: ResCare Hires Kindred Exec. as President, CEO

ResCare Hires Kindred Executive as President, CEO ResCare, a home health care provider based in Louisville and the nation’s largest private provider of services to people with disabilities, has named Jon Rousseau as its new president and CEO, replacing CEO Ralph Gronefiled, Jr., who is retiring. Rousseau is moving from Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), one […]