Providence Home Health Hopes Data Tracking Could Help With Financial Recovery Post-Coronavirus

Providence — one of the largest health care systems in the nation — is the closest thing the U.S. has to a COVID-19 pioneer. One of its hospitals based in Washington state treated the country’s first COVID-19 positive patient back in February.  Since then, the coronavirus has made its way down Providence’s care continuum, all […]

CMS Plan to Resume Elective Procedures Could End Home Health Business Lull

Some health systems will soon be able to begin performing elective procedures again, thanks to a new set of guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Sunday. A return of elective procedures could be a boost for home health providers, who have experienced a decrease in revenue during the COVID-19 public […]

CMS Emergency Payments to Home Health Providers Aren’t ‘No Strings Attached’ 

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administration Seema Verma first announced Medicare providers would be getting emergency assistance payments to help them maintain stability amid the coronavirus, she said the money would come with “no strings attached.” But that’s not entirely true, home health and hospice providers have learned as they receive […]

CMS Releases Allocation Details, Conditions of Participation for Emergency Payments to Home Health Providers

Home health and hospice providers now have greater clarity on how much initial emergency assistance they’ll be getting from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, as well as when those direct deposits will hit their bank accounts. While details of the disbursements were originally scarce, it seems the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

47% of Providers Believe COVID-19 Will Have a Negative Long-Term Impact on Their Businesses

The coronavirus is making it harder for home-based care providers to stay afloat, mainly by draining basic protective equipment and disrupting organizations’ staffing levels. More than 72% of home-based care professionals don’t have adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE), while more than half say their organizations are having staffing struggles. Meanwhile, nearly 58% of […]

More Telehealth, Less Red Tape: What Agencies Should Know About CMS’s Home Health Changes

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took “unprecedented” action to reduce red tape for home health care agencies and other Medicare providers on Monday. Although the changes are, in theory, temporary, many home health stakeholders welcomed the newfound flexibility aimed at the COVID-19 pandemic. Some, however, were left scratching their heads, confused […]

Home Care Providers Presumably Exempt from New Paid Sick Leave Rules — But Further Clarification Needed

The Department of Labor (DOL) has clarified which health care providers are exempt from new federally mandated paid sick and parental leave rules that were introduced in response to COVID-19. While home health care providers are officially in the clear, many nonmedical home care providers remain uncertain — yet optimistic — about where they stand. […]

Disrupt Podcast #30: Bill Dombi, President of NAHC

The 30th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! The United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based health care providers are still left fighting for more support. Home Health Care News […]

As National Response to Coronavirus Hits Critical Juncture, Home-Based Care Providers Fight for More Support

The United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based health care providers are still left fighting for more support. Home Health Care News caught up with National Association for Home Care & Hospice […]