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Rural Access to Home Health Services, PACE Among Lawmakers’ Future Spending Priorities

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U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly highlighted a need to rethink the nation’s long-term care landscape in recent months, partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the country’s rapidly changing demographics. A recently published budget report from the House Appropriations Committee obtained by… Read More »Rural Access to Home Health Services, PACE Among Lawmakers’ Future Spending Priorities

MA Beneficiaries See Nearly 20% Fewer Home Health Days Than Traditional Medicare Peers

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Under the Trump administration, federal health care policymakers have long been vocal about the ability of Medicare Advantage (MA) to lower costs and improve outcomes among vulnerable populations. A recent report from the Washington, D.C.-based Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) and consulting firm Avalere Health is… Read More »MA Beneficiaries See Nearly 20% Fewer Home Health Days Than Traditional Medicare Peers

‘Our Work Begins with Getting COVID Under Control’: What a Biden Administration Means for Home-Based Care

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After one of the closest and most hotly contested campaigns in modern history, President-Elect Joe Biden addressed the nation on Saturday from an outdoor platform in Wilmington, Delaware. While it’s far too early to say what the first 100 days of a Biden administration will… Read More »‘Our Work Begins with Getting COVID Under Control’: What a Biden Administration Means for Home-Based Care

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Up 125% Among Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

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In-home care providers with a mission to serve particularly vulnerable populations often target “dual eligibles,” or individuals signed up for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The focus on dual-eligible populations is partly driven by mission and values, but it’s also supported by reimbursement. While in-home… Read More »Medicare Advantage Enrollment Up 125% Among Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar believes that COVID-19 has led to a health care revolution, one that will include a larger focus on care in the home. Specifically, Azar thinks the increase in telehealth usage and a stronger focus… Read More »‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits