July/August 2018 • Volume 26 Issue 3
Trending Insights: Medicare Advantage Plans Far Reaching Implications Across the Continuum
The expansion of Medicare Advantage (MA) benefits affects the healthcare continuum. We explore the implications to providers, home care, health systems and physicians.
Analyzing the Readmission Cycle: New Ways to Look at Preventability
Significant studies are questioning whether a 30-day interval for readmissions is the best measurement for penalties. We provide findings that can help providers look at their own data and explore solutions.
Fall-Related Deaths Spike for Adults Over 65
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking providers and caregivers to broach the topic of falls more often. More intervention is need. We provided data to provide more insights and explore a $30 million study under the ACA.
Home-Based Primary Care: Next Generation
Home-based primary care is a solution for homebound patients unable to access office-based primary care. We explore how home-based primary care is expanding, the results of the Independence at Home Act demonstration performance, and active case studies.
CMS MA Supplemental Benefits Expansion: Impact to Non-Medical In-Home Providers
CMS opened-up greater flexibility in Medicare Advantage (MA) allowing for a wider range of supplemental benefits beginning in 2019. We get the reaction from a non-medical in-home care provider.
Job Outlook for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides
Overall employment of home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 41 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. We provided insights into which states have the highest employment and look at annual wages.
Cardiovascular Disease Among US States
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States in 2016, accounting for more than 900,000 deaths. The states with the highest prevalence is explored.
Business Industry News Wrap-Up
Partnerships & Agreements, M&As, Corporate Maneuvers, Earnings