Future In Focus: Jennifer Sheets, Board Member, National Association For Home Care & Hospice, Research Institute For Home Care

The vast majority of Americans prefer to age in place and receive post-hospital care in the home. Despite that fact, current reimbursement structures from fee-for-service Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) often leave providers operating on thin ice. Conveners rationing home health services is another hurdle that needs to be cleared, according to Jennifer Sheets, a […]

NAHC President on Pre-Claim’s Chilling Effect, End of the Hospice Honeymoon

The home health, personal care and hospice industries are—again—in the midst of rapid and profound change. Courtesy of NAHCThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is rekindling its Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) efforts, while proposing a new payment system known as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Meanwhile, the hospice space is seeing explosive growth, […]

Congress Unlikely to Act as PDGM, Pre-Claim Loom

Washington, D.C., policymakers have hurled several challenging volleys toward the home health, personal care and hospice industries in 2018, including possible reincarnations of the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) and Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD). To parry those attacks, or at least make sure they’re not overly burdensome, stakeholders will likely need to band together in […]