The Public Health Emergency’s End Will Mark ‘Significant’ Change For Home Health Providers

Now that the public health emergency (PHE) is ending, home health stakeholders are taking stock of what ripple effects will impact the industry most. The Trump Administration first declared the PHE in March of 2020, retroactive to Jan. 27, 2020. In January, the Biden administration announced that the PHE would end on May 11. Broadly, […]

The Benefits Of Strong QAPI Programs In Home Health Care

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs have been ubiquitous in the home health space for the past few years, but in light of the nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP), the process may begin to hold more weight than ever. Broadly, QAPI is a catch-all term for any kind of auditing […]

Home Health Providers, Staff In For ‘Rude Awakening’ Following Public Health Emergency Expiration

Though it sometimes may not feel like it, the expiration of the public health emergency (PHE) will, one day, come. And when it does, that will have ramifications on home health providers specifically, and home-based care more generally. With the declaration came a handful of waivers and flexibilities meant to alleviate the harsh impacts of […]

Top Home Health Trends for 2021

“Nobody knows what the future holds” has been one of the biggest lessons learned during the COVID-19 emergency. But even as the home health industry plays its part in responding to new infection spikes across parts of the country, it has never been more important to stay ahead of the curve. To remain competitive in […]

AOTA, APTA Sound Off on PDGM’s ‘Terrifying’ Therapy Consequences

Therapy layoffs, conversions to part-time status and general service reductions are beginning to ramp up in the home health space, multiple professional association groups told Home Health Care News. So much so, in fact, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may be preparing to speak up. The current shift in how and […]

The Top Home Health Trends of 2020

In all likelihood, 2019 will go down as one of the most important years in Medicare-certified home health care history. While many industry-shaping changes didn’t officially begin last year, 2019 did set the stage for several new regulatory and business trends in 2020. Almost all of those trends are somehow linked to the Patient-Driven Groupings […]