Category: Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

  • The Power of ‘Higher Level’ Home-Based Care Research

    A recognizable name in home-based care is switching up its branding to better reflect the work it will set out to do in the near-term future for the space. The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AAHQI) is now the Research Institute for Home Care. But its mission won’t change, according to it leaders. […]

  • Part B Home Health Episodes Increased Dramatically in 2020

    The demographic profile of home health users continues to skew older, with the vast majority of individuals also having three or more chronic conditions. The setting users found themselves prior to starting home health services additionally continues to skew toward the broader community. That’s according to the 2021 Home Health Chartbook, released earlier this month […]

  • Home Health Agencies Are Making a Mark on the US Economy

    Home health agencies continued to make a major contribution to the U.S. economy last year, despite the harsh headwinds brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, home health agencies contributed toward 1.49 million jobs in 2020, according to the most recent Home Health Chartbook, released annually by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation […]

  • States Starting to Prioritize Home Health, Hospice Workers in Vaccination Plans

    Pfizer, Moderna and the University of Oxford are among the organizations to tout highly effective COVID-19 vaccines this month. With “the cavalry coming,” the focus is now shifting to how, when and where vaccines should be distributed. In September, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) urged state leaders […]

  • Home Health Patient Demographics Continue to Shift

    Individual and clinical characteristics of home health patients continue to shift, reflective of both America’s aging population and providers’ ability to handle more acute cases. That’s according to the latest Home Health Chartbook, an annual overview of the home health landscape put together by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and Avalere Health. […]

  • Home Health Agencies Carving Out Bigger Role in US Economy

    The home health industry continues to carve out a bigger role in the overall U.S. economy, with agencies creating more jobs and paying more in wages than ever before. Overall, home health agencies created more than 2.22 million jobs in 2019, employing more than 1.51 million workers in the process. That workforce took home more […]