Industry survey: Staffing, alternative payment models top-of-mind for home care providers
Jan 16, 2024
Home care providers in the year ahead are most concerned about staffing and payment issues related to alternative payment models. That is according to a 2024 industry trends survey released Monday by technology...
MedPAC votes to recommend home health payment rate cut, hospice update freeze
Jan 12, 2024
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission unanimously voted Thursday to recommend cutting the home health base payment rate and eliminating the update for hospices in 2025.
Brookdale sells remaining interest in home health, hospice, therapy business
Lois A. Bowers
Dec 27, 2023
Brookdale Senior Living has sold the remaining 20% equity interest it held in its Health Care Services unconsolidated venture and received aggregate proceeds of approximately $27 million in the process,...
Rosalynn Carter was decades ahead of us
Dec 01, 2023
The death of Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter, this month offers a reminder to be bold, think of others and strive for authenticity.
MedPAC to study hospice use among ESRD patients, other hot-button topics
Nov 13, 2023
Providers reacted positively to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC)’s new 18-month work plan examining key issues affecting the hospice benefit. Among the research the commission will...
Medicare’s end-of-life model offers promise for care, savings, study finds
Nov 07, 2023
A new study showed how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) provided benefits in terms of end-of-life care for older adults and cost savings.
CMS’ message to home health, hospice providers: Denied
Nov 03, 2023
Wednesday, the day of the release of the home health final rule, was not an easy one for home health and hospice providers. Both industries engaged in robust lobbying campaigns to steer the Centers for...
Home hospice ‘offers a better care experience’ than other hospice settings, report reveals
Nov 01, 2023
The newest hospice quality report found room for improvement in areas like dementia care and transparency to consumers.
Let’s talk about earlier hospice care
Michael Johnson, PhD
Oct 31, 2023
Many of us feel a general discomfort, sadness, even dread at the thought of death and dying. But what if, as health care leaders and as a society, we could flip the script? Hospice services are a valuable...
McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards offers opportunity to celebrate home care leaders
Oct 20, 2023
To celebrate the contributions of William Dombi, Vicki Hoak and countless other home care leaders, McKnight’s is holding its second-annual Pinnacle Awards. The standard nomination deadline is Friday,...