CMS has made three new appointments to their quality division, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has settled its lawsuit, and Orlando Health and LHC Group has inked a partnership. The latest executive moves in healthcare, along with other industry business news, can be found here.
Medicare Advantage penetration continued to grow following the 2020 Medicare Annual Election Period, reaching 36.0% in 2020, according to CMS’s March data release.
How can home care optimize telehealth during COVID-19 to work with other stakeholders and maintain continuity of care? What strategies can increase uptake and new models?
The hospitalization rate for COVID-19 is 4.6 per 100,000 population, and almost 90% of hospitalized patients have some type of underlying condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CommonSpirit Health at Home provides another layer of protection and defense to keep vulnerable patients safe, healthy, and in their homes during this pandemic. And, it positioned to play a key role in preventing a post-COVID surge at care sites. Learn how CommonSpirit at Home expanded its virtual monitoring capabilities to better respond to patients’ needs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) was perfect timing when COVID-19 reared its ugly head. Last March, President Trump signed a bipartisan reauthorization of a landmark law that provides more money for programs that help millions of older Americans age in their homes and communities through services including Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and transportation.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, 91% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries using telehealth report favorable experiences while a record-setting 99% express satisfaction with their MA plan. 78% are willing to use it again.