Phony Emails, Unverified Products and Price Gouging: Red Flags for In-Home Care Providers Hunting for PPE

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced in-home care providers to become increasingly more creative when it comes to procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) — and more diligent about avoiding scams along the way. By now, it’s known that health care providers across the nation have been struggling with dwindling stockpiles of basic PPE. As […]

Promise of COVID-19 Pay Raise for Front-Line Workers Leaves Home Care Providers Searching for Answers

Last week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press conference that some in-home care workers would be getting a $2-per-hour pay raise through June. Yet the proclamation has brought on more confusion than it has celebration. Without clarification on who exactly would benefit from the state-implemented raise, caregivers and agencies are unsure over whether […]

CMS Lifts Moratoria on Home Health After 5 Years

The long-standing moratoria on new Medicare home health agencies is no longer in effect anywhere in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) allowed the temporary ban to expire on Jan. 30, a move that will likely improve patient access to home-based care in related markets, experts say. CMS initially implemented a […]