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Growing pains or not, many operators wincing under PDGM

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.

Dementia-related deaths climbing as pandemic spreads

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.

Beefed up Aetna program targets people with multiple chronic diseases

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…

Home care briefs for Friday, Sept. 18

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

Home care briefs for Thursday, Sept. 17

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.
AHCA/NCAL slide on COVID-19 research

Parkinson on pandemic: IT investment key

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.

Several factors behind home care’s growth: Forbes

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.
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