Many home care operators viewed the looming Patient-Driven Grouping Model with a combination of angst and dread. Nearly a year into Medicare’s new classification and payment system, such concerns hardly seem unjustified. Still, some observers see current conditions as little more than growing pains.
Although the ongoing pandemic has been tough on the elderly, it has been particularly cruel to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In fact, deaths linked to this group jumped by more than 20% during the summer months, according to a report from Politico.
Loneliness Squad helps homebound seniors … Vaccination timeline under dispute … Weekly jobless claims down 33K
Aetna is trying out an expanded approach to home healthcare for people with multiple chronic diseases. The CVS-owned firm will team with Landmark Health to help its Medicare Advantage plan policy holders. For now, the joint program is limited to people who reside in New York City and Long Island, as well as Albany, Rochester…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could change the way it pays for COVID-19 tests, a top federal health official suggested this week. The move would come just months after the agency doubled the reimbursement for high-volume coronavirus lab tests.
Feds outline details for fast-tracked COVID vaccine deliveries … CMS launches 2020 flu season campaign … Caregiver Homes of Indiana announces care management pilot … The Pennant Group buys Texas home health agency … WVU Medicine expands home care to Mon County
Investments in technology and technology-enabled care are fueling innovation in the senior living and care industry, although more investment is needed, according to industry experts.
The government’s Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a proposal that would let beneficiaries decouple federal benefits that are conjoined.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is calling on the Labor Department to clarify its most recent leave exemption guidance. The organization is asking whether the exemption covers all aides and personal care service employees.
CMS agency to target dual eligibles in risk-based model … Aetna pushing further into home health … Remote monitoring brings hospital to the home … Rural seniors struggle to get home-based care as pandemic spreads.
Brookdale Senior Living remains the largest operator of senior living communities on an American Seniors Housing Association’s ASHA 50 list for 2020 compared with 2019, and Welltower remains the largest owner of senior living communities on a companion list. The annual rankings were released Wednesday.
A skilled nursing and assisted living facility’s social services director has pleaded guilty to participating in a kickback scheme involving home care referrals.
Providers cheered federal health officials’ decision to withdraw a proposal they warned could cut up to $50 billion nationwide from the Medicaid program annually.
The South rightfully can be proud of its reputation for friendliness and top-notch cuisine. But it’s also where people requiring home health services likely are to be found in disproportionately high numbers, if new health-related rankings are accurate.
Iowa county’s home care program comes under fire … Home care operator offers quarantine care … Independence care program targets smoother transitions
COVID-19 is the biggest crisis to hit the long-term care industry in its history, but the question now is how to ensure that providers are prepared should something like it happen again, Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said while opening LeadingAge’s 15th Annual Collaborative Care HIT Summit. The meeting went virtual this year due to the pandemic.
MIT researchers have found a way to embed electronic sensors in stretchy fabrics. This breakthrough could lead to shirts and other garments that continuously monitor a wearer’s vital signs – including heart rate, temperature and respiration.
Data digitization aids home care’s growth … More terminally ill to opting for home care in Japan … Making home care as easy as hailing a ride
As never before, business models used by nursing homes and other congregate care settings are being challenged. Thanks to new advances in technology, expanded government payment models and shifting consumer preferences, new at-home models of care are surging. That’s according to an analysis Monday by Forbes columnist Howard Gleckman.
The work performed by home health aides can be exhausting and overwhelming. Cornell University researchers hope to provide relief in both areas.