CMS’ Staffing Mandate Proposal For Nursing Homes Could ‘Spell Trouble’ For Home Health Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) nursing home staffing proposal has been a dark cloud over the industry. Some believe it could spell trouble for home health care as well. In September, CMS released a proposal that would require nursing homes to implement a minimum staffing standard, if finalized. The proposal introduces a […]

Factors Slowing Home Health Care’s Labor Arbitrage

Changing industry dynamics might be slowing home health care’s labor arbitrage. Prior to 2020, a major workforce priority for several home health providers was making sure their clinicians were “operating at the top of their license.” Generally, the belief was that operators could stretch staffing capacity and reduce visit costs by shifting certain duties from […]

Home Health Providers Should Prepare for Increased Scrutiny Due to Nursing Home Sector Reforms

With the unveiling of the Biden administration’s nursing home reforms, which include increased health and safety inspections by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), home health providers will need to be prepared to navigate through additional oversight. In February, the Biden administration released a full-scale set of proposed reforms. The reforms are […]

Why Home Health Agencies Should Gear Up for PDGM’s Wound Care Opportunity

Home health providers across the country are fine-tuning their back-office and clinical operations for the intricacies of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Wound care, in particular, can’t be neglected. Currently, wound care is one of the most frequent clinical groupings and the one utilizing the most in terms of home health resources, according to statistics […]