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Home Health Giants Double Down on Diversion, as Nursing Home Numbers Normalize

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Acute and post-acute patient volumes started to normalize in the early part of 2021, with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health providers all hovering around their 2019 baselines. The accelerated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is largely responsible for the newfound stability, particularly in… Read More »Home Health Giants Double Down on Diversion, as Nursing Home Numbers Normalize

What Nursing Home Operators, Home Health Providers Are Saying About SNF-to-Home Diversion

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Back-and-forth shifts in patient volume between skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and in-home care providers have been happening for years. Yet health care policymakers and executives are now examining such shifts — and the potential advantages of delivering care inside an individual’s home instead of a… Read More »What Nursing Home Operators, Home Health Providers Are Saying About SNF-to-Home Diversion

National Expansion of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Estimated to Create $6.3B in Savings

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In somewhat of a surprise move, U.S. health care policymakers unveiled plans last week to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, a nine-state Medicare demonstration designed to better align reimbursement to quality of care. Despite backing from most of the home health industry,… Read More »National Expansion of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Estimated to Create $6.3B in Savings