At-home urinary catheters are at the center of a possible $2 billion Medicare fraud scheme — reportedly the largest in the program’s history.
The home (not the hospital) should be the hub for behavioral healthcare
Jan 23, 2024
The American mental health system is irreparably broken and demands urgent action. People are struggling, and the wait time to get them help is backing up our healthcare systems, burning out our healthcare...
CMS’ new Behavioral Health Model recognizes seniors’ complex health needs
Jan 19, 2024
Increasingly, it seems, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is grasping the multifaceted health challenges facing older Americans, the value of community-based stakeholders as problem solvers...
MedPAC’s alternate home health reality
Jan 12, 2024
Home health operators and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) continue to see appropriate reimbursement quite differently
We must preserve access to home healthcare
Dec 21, 2023
We call it “home” for a reason. It’s where many of us find comfort, where we know one another, where our communities are, where our identities lie. Indeed, the casual question “where is home?”...
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.
Government shutdown could delay release of home health final rule, hamper agency operations, experts...
Sep 29, 2023
While key programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will not immediately be affected, a shutdown could delay the pending home health final rule.
Former medical director of hospice firm sentenced for role in $150M Medicare fraud scheme
Sep 29, 2023
A former hospice medical director will serve 50 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release.
Home care providers to make case against further Medicare reductions at Senate hearing Tuesday
Sep 19, 2023
Mary Lanning Healthcare’ director has a handful of stats to support the negative impact of Medicare home health reimbursement cuts.
Senate hearing to shine light on stakes of final home health rule
Sep 15, 2023
It’s shaping up to be a tense fall for home health providers. A final home health that seems to be the most threatening in years for the industry is on the near horizon. It could contain Medicare cuts...