A voluntary payment model announced Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could put home care within reach for more Medicare beneficiaries, the agency said.
The owner and operator of an Atlanta-based home healthcare provider has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for defrauding the Medicaid program out of almost $1 million.
Legislation introduced Wednesday would provide federal support for public awareness campaigns, the development of core end-of-life quality measures and the expansion of access to advance care planning via telehealth.
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Family caregivers often struggle with medical and nursing tasks, a new study from the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing has found. The investigation also revealed that home healthcare nurses and aides can play an increasingly helpful role here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to substantial cost increases for home care services, according to the results of Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, announced Wednesday.
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More than a half dozen home care-related organizations lauded draft federal regulations that would give home care workers priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.
Approximately 50 home healthcare aides picketed their union headquarters in Manhattan on Monday, demanding that their elected officials tell home health agencies to end mandatory 24-hour shifts. The protester claimed such lengthy work hours are abusive and damaging to families.
Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO, announced on Monday the expansion of its virtual program to care for select COVID-19 patients at home. Through the new initiative, healthcare workers will offer 24-hour remote, in-home care for patients with mild symptoms who may need low-flow rates of oxygen.
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With new cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the inclusion of six health systems to its Hospitals Without Walls program. The initiative was launched earlier this year to let hospitals treat COVID-19 patients at home.
An Idaho Department of Health and Welfare audit of Boise-based A Caring Hand, conducted following a patient death, shows the agency lacked sufficient employee training policies and procedures.
A new in-home respite program provides family caregivers access to free, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. Created by the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance, the program provides 20 hours of in-home service to Eligible caregivers in the alliance’s 14-county area.
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The percentage of patients discharged from short-term acute care hospitals to home health settings jumped 8% between May 2019 and May 2020, going from 11% in May 2019 to 19%, according to a report from the ATI Advisory.
Home care workers and patients should receive priority status for COVID-19 vaccinations, according to American College of Physician recommendations.
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Most hospital-discharged COVID-19 patients may benefit from home healthcare, according to a study of 1,409 patients who were admitted to home healthcare settings after hospitalization.