The number of ACOs taking on risk for cost increases grew from 93 ACOs at the start of 2019 to 192 at the start of 2020.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress reduce the payments for Home Health by 7% in 2021.
Kaiser Permanente’s virtual cardiac rehabilitation program has enrolled more than 2,300 patients, making it one of the largest such programs in the U.S.
For the first time since the early 20th century, the home has become the common place among American’s dying of natural causes.
Post-acute ACO adds 200 new long-term care facilities, new appointments, home medical equipment acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
2020 Senior Living Communities Are Aligning with Medicare Advantage Plans to Address High-Cost, High-Need Patients
An integrated program of services can contribute to reducing the cost of care and services to Medicare beneficiaries residing in seniors housing.
Now is the time for all home care providers to review agreements and their practices with regard to payments to referring physicians.
LHC Group announces senior management change, and Amedisys acquires Asana Hospice.
The tides are shifting the expectations of home care. Pressure from reimbursement, shifting payment models, and value-based care are driving the change.
Medicare improperly paid acute-care hospitals $54.4 million for 18,647 claims subject to the Post-Acute Care Transfer (PACT) policy.
Physical therapists once in such high-demand are facing massive layoffs across the industry because of reimbursement changes to skilled nursing facilities .
Chronic Care Management Payments Expand Under The Final 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Quality Payment Program
CMS is increasing payment for transitional care management services provided after discharge from an inpatient stay or certain outpatient stays.
Starting November 1, UnitedHealthcare will not pay for unplanned surgeries in an outpatient setting unless it determines the site is medically necessary.
The new rules will give providers in value-based arrangements greater certainty and ease the compliance burden for providers across the industry.
The proposed rules recognize that incentives are different in a healthcare system that pays for value rather than the volume of services provided.
Falls were the leading reason for readmission among patients whose initial hospital was fall-related and who were discharged to home, even with home care.
Private Medicare plans will soon include expanded plan options for seniors, more telehealth, and innovative plan designs and payment models.
New Discharge Planning Conditions of Participation require hospitals to assist patients, their families/caregivers in selecting a post-acute care provider.
Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans are adding two new dementia codes in their risk adjustment payment system and expanding flexibility in the MA benefit design.
A GAO report explored the efforts to manage high-expenditure beneficiaries, which are 5% of all Medicaid beneficiaries but nearly half of all expenditures.
A unified value-based incentive program for SNFs, home health services, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals is recommended.
Why Do Providers Continue to Enter Into Business/Referral Relationships Without Meeting Applicable Requirements?
Why do providers continue to enter into business/referral relationships without meeting applicable requirements, thereby violating the law?
One of five people with self-care disabilities reported negative consequences from not having help with activities they had trouble performing on their own.
Fall-related injuries are a major reason why seniors are readmitted to the hospital within a month after being discharged, a new study finds.
This issue of FutureFocus highlights the innovation of an in-home, physician-led model working collaboratively with a payer to manage complex care.
In this issue of FutureFocus, we offer up 10 ways to identify future partnerships between physicians and the home care industry.
This issue of FutureFocus identifies the highest risk of readmissions that are impacting outcomes in the CMS value-based purchasing program.
The new Primary Cares Initiative that will transform care and payment for complex, high-need patients who are able to stay healthy in their own homes.
Studies show that patients sent home after knee and hip replacements do not have higher rates of complications than those who went to rehab facilities.
New guidance has been issued by CMS about where Medicaid beneficiaries can receive home and community-based services, impacting many providers.
A new RFI has been issued by CMS to ask for stakeholder feedback about the best ways to incent EHR adoption in post-acute settings.
The OIG posted Advisory Opinion No. 10-03 on March 6, 2019, which permits hospitals to provide free, in-home follow up care to discharged patients.