Providers meet HCBS quality measure proposal with mixed review
C. Max Bachmann
May 31, 2023
Home care providers offered both positive and negative feedback to a federal proposal that would establish a quality measure to assess the percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries who are discharged from inpatient...
People with disabilities need more access to HCBS, researchers say
May 23, 2023
Long-term care reform in the post-COVID-19 era must include an expansion of home- and community-based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities, two Harvard University researchers said in an article...
Addus suspends personal care acquisitions due to HCBS proposed rule
May 03, 2023
Addus HomeCare is putting personal care services (PCS) acquisition activity on hold until there is more clarity around the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ newly proposed home- and community-based...
CMS proposes that 80 percent of Medicaid payments for home care go to direct care workers
Apr 27, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed two rules surrounding access to Medicaid. Among the provisions are a requirement that at least 80% of Medicaid payments for personal...
Investments needed to meet demand for home care workforce
Apr 24, 2023
The home care workforce increased from 2008 to 2013, but growth slowed to 2019, while the number of Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) participants increased continuously from 2008 to 2020,...
Home care deals lose steam in Q1
Apr 20, 2023
Mergers and acquisitions across the segments of home care, home health and hospice slumped in the first quarter of 2023, according to a new report by M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart.
Badger State aims to recruit 10,000 home care workers with online training program
Apr 13, 2023
If there is a blueprint for solving the caregiver crisis, Wisconsin may have it.
New York Association on Aging calls out governor for skimping on seniors
Apr 05, 2023
Insufficient funding for home- and community-based services across New York state is putting some seniors at risk, according to the executive director of the Association on Aging in New York.
Provider groups give proposed hospice payment rule mixed reviews
Apr 04, 2023
Provider groups were at odds Monday over the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed hospice payment update.
Providers assessing impact of Medicaid HCBS rule now in effect
Mar 21, 2023
The deadline for providers to comply with Medicaid’s home and community-based services rule went into effect last Friday, more than nine years after the rule was announced