Home Health Care

Improper pay rates down $4.59 billions, CMS says

 A sharp drop in home health improper payments, in particular, is a big part of the reason why.

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Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services’ homebound requirements

The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

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Hospitals push home care over skilled nursing thanks to bundled payments

The research focused on 22 hospitals that participated in lower joint replacement episodes within the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

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Signature HealthCARE to expand from SNF into home health

When Signature HealthCARE added a home health arm through a 2014 acquisition, the major skilled nursing facility (SNF) company intended to eventually operate home health in all its SNF markets

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Ensign to use skilled nursing plan for new ventures into assisted living and home health

Major skilled nursing provider The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) has its sights set on assisted living and home health expansion, citing the potential for higher stockholder value and less competition for their target properties.

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Humana joins the Kindred buyers’ table

The Kentucky insurer is the latest to buy a piece of Kindred, and the deal could have significant impacts on Humana’s competitive edge in seniors’ at-home care.

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Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

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PointClickCare launches EHR for home health providers

The company announced PointClickCare At Home to help providers meet evolving patient and workforce needs.

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CareCentrix partners for home care patient portal

The combined mobile platform technology will help post-acute providers stay connected to patients recovering at home.

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Netsmart acquires DeVero

The deal represents Netsmart's latest expansion into home health.

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