CMS Keeps Home Health Providers In Payment Purgatory With 2024 Final Rule, Strikes Contentious Tone With Industry

After the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its CY 2024 final payment rule Wednesday, home health providers found themselves in a position they know all too well. Is a 0.8% aggregate payment increase better than the 2.2% decrease that was proposed? Of course. Was the rule, in its totality, effective in […]

Senators Call On President Biden To Help Protect Home Health Benefit

A group of senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden last week urging him and his administration to look after the Medicare home health benefit. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) all signed […]

Podcast: Joanne Cunningham, CEO, Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

The latest episode of the Disrupt podcast is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, we caught up with Joanne Cunningham, the CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. During the conversation, Cunningham shined further light on the recent home health care hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care. Listen […]

Home Health Wields Political Clout to Shape Policy

Vowing to flex political muscle its built in the nation’s capital and throughout the country, home health providers and advocates are prepared to fight a new proposal to bring back the controversial pre-claim review. This is not an empty threat, a Home Health Care News (HHCN) review of lobbying data and recent advocacy efforts suggests. Over […]

Home Care Group Pushes for ‘Home First’ Policies

A national home care partnership, which counts Addus HomeCare (Nasdaq: ADUS) and Bayada Home Health Care as members, is urging the Trump administration and Congress to improve and modernize the Medicaid program and expand access to home-based care and services. The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (PMHC) issued a statement Wednesday outlining its “Home First” recommendations, which would “ensure individuals are offered home–based care […]

Trump Order Could Place Home Health Regulations on Chopping Block

For every new regulation, two must be cut. That’s one of the latest directives coming from President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order on Jan. 30 that aims to cut back on burdensome regulations for American businesses and reduce regulatory spending. With the new order, home health care organizations are eyeing a new “window […]

Advocates ‘Turn Up the Volume’ on Effort to Delay Pre-Claim

Much attention has been focused on what will happen in the nation’s capital after Donald Trump is sworn in as President in January, but Congress currently is in session and still could act on an important piece of home health legislation. With this in mind, a coalition of home health providers is ratcheting up its […]

Business Briefs: BAYADA, Inspira Joint Venture Launches

BAYADA and Inspira to Launch Joint Venture A previously announced joint venture between BAYADA Home Health Care, a privately-held home care company that operates in 21 states, and Inspira Health Network, a major health network in New Jersey, is launching in three south Jersey counties. The joint venture allows the health system to serve more […]