Telehealth Companies, Home Health Providers See Major Upside in CMS Proposal

A recently proposed rule by federal policymakers expanding access to telehealth services through Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would likely be a major boon to home health providers and technology vendors alike, industry insiders say. Currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) largely restricts telehealth reimbursement to clinical settings in rural areas, apart from […]

Home Care Providers Tap Retirees to Fill Workforce Gaps

Home care providers face relentless pressure to recruit and retain workers, with many focused on the rising number of millennials entering the labor pool. But some providers are finding success by tapping into a different demographic: retirees. “[Retirees] offer significant professional and personal experience that they can bring to the job,” Natasha Bryant, managing director […]

Movers & Shakers: Interim HealthCare Adds Executives

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Movers & Shakers: Maxim Names New Clinical Exec

Maxim Healthcare Services Appoints New Clinical Leader Columbia, Maryland-based Maxim Healthcare Services has appointed Kellie Lanier as senior vice president of clinical operations. Maxim is a provider of home health care, personal care, behavioral care, staffing, and population health and wellness services and was founded in 1988. It operates more than 260 offices around the […]

Government Shutdown Should Have Minimal Effect on Home Health

With Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements continuing to flow, home health care providers most likely will not feel any immediate pain from a shutdown of the federal government that began Saturday. “The Medicare contractors would continue to pay claims,” Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), told Home Health Care News. So-called […]

How Home Health Factors into LeadingAge’s Plan to Disrupt Senior Care

The time is ripe to completely change the current system for delivering health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults in the U.S., according to a major senior care association—and home health could play a substantial role. LeadingAge, which represents more than 6,000 not-for-profit senior care providers, believes that its members in particular […]

Lawmakers Itching to Expand Medicare Advantage to Hospice

In the nation’s capital, there’s strong momentum to bring hospice benefits into Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. “There is some political inevitability to carving hospice into Medicare Advantage,” said Andrew MacPherson, principal with Washington, D.C.-based Healthsperien, a consulting and legal services firm. MacPherson recently provided a hospice policy update at the annual conference of LeadingAge, an […]

Why It’s Hard to Be a New Nurse in Home Health

It’s certainly no secret that elder care providers of all stripes have trouble finding and retaining solid talent. But home health and home care companies have the added detriment of a largely solitary workplace environment, which can make it even more difficult for operators to convince new recruits that a patient’s home is the best […]

Immigration Bill Could Jeopardize Future of Home Health Care Workforce

A new bill that seeks to cut immigration into the U.S. could make an already high workforce deficit in home health care dramatically worse, industry insiders and experts fear. The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, co-authored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Louisiana and supported by […]