Dignity Health Director: Home Health Providers Must Think Strategically in MA Contract Talks

As Medicare Advantage (MA) continues to expand rapidly, home health providers will need to develop strategic plans in order to secure successful contracts with plans. “One of the very important pieces here is determining your strategy and learning about your markets,” Paul Giles, director of home health finance and business operations at Dignity Health, said […]

5 Things Home Health Providers Want CMS to Fix

The home health care industry is not pleased with the 2020 proposed payment rule — and industry leaders are making sure the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) knows. Led by LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) CEO Keith Myers, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema […]

Schakowsky, Home Health Execs Tout Physician-Certification Bill’s Bottom-Line Impact

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has begun planting the seeds to eliminate Medicare’s physician-certification policy — which many home health industry insiders have critiqued as outdated. If successful, the move could potentially make it easier for older adults to gain access to home health care and have a major impact on providers’ bottom line. […]

Bill Dombi Named Interim NAHC President

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has named William A. Dombi as its interim president while the organization seeks a permanent appointment. The executive committee of the board of directors of NAHC voted on August 3 to appoint Dombi as interim president, following the passing of the organization’s longtime president Val. J. Halamandaris, […]

Obama Budget Proposes Home Health Copays to Cut Medicare Costs

A home health copay, as seen in the Obama Administration’s 2016 budget proposal, would reduce Medicare spending by $830 million through 2025. The 2016 budget proposal, released Monday, contains home health copayments for Medicare beneficiaries along with cuts to post-acute care provider reimbursements for the next decade. The budget proposal includes a reduction each year […]