Legislation

[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

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Home health providers are one step closer to getting the No. 1 thing they’ve been asking for since the COVID-19 pandemic began: reimbursement for telehealth-driven visits. On Friday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth… Read More »[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

CMS Announces New, More Provider-Friendly Rules for Advanced and Accelerated Loan Repayment

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced amended terms Thursday for accelerated and advanced payments granted to Medicare-certified health care providers — including home health agencies — during the public health emergency. Under the new “Continuing Appropriations Act” of 2021 and “Other… Read More »CMS Announces New, More Provider-Friendly Rules for Advanced and Accelerated Loan Repayment

Congressman Vern Buchanan Urges CMS to Scrap PDGM’s 4.36% Behavioral Adjustment

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In August, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) unveiled a first-of-its kind, comprehensive analysis of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Among its findings, the analysis — conducted by health economics and policy consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates — highlighted how government spending on… Read More »Congressman Vern Buchanan Urges CMS to Scrap PDGM’s 4.36% Behavioral Adjustment

Senior Care Stakeholders: Latest COVID-19 Relief Proposal Is ‘Shameful,’ ‘Anemic’

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Senate Republicans are close to unveiling their latest version of another coronavirus relief bill, with reports suggesting party leaders may do so Wednesday or soon thereafter. The proposal — first obtained by Washington, D.C.-based newsroom Roll Call — is viewed as a “skinny” version of… Read More »Senior Care Stakeholders: Latest COVID-19 Relief Proposal Is ‘Shameful,’ ‘Anemic’

New Court Ruling Creating ‘Tremendous Amount of Confusion’ Over Paid Leave in Home Care

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After a Monday ruling regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), many home-based care agencies are no longer considered health care providers, meaning they’ll now be forced to abide by robust federal paid-time-off mandates. “There’s a tremendous amount of confusion [over this], and I… Read More »New Court Ruling Creating ‘Tremendous Amount of Confusion’ Over Paid Leave in Home Care

With Stimulus Deadline Nearing, Home-Based Care Industry Scrambles to Secure Additional Relief

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Friday is the deadline set by House Democrats and Senate Republicans for agreeing to a new coronavirus stimulus package. Home-based care stakeholders have had ample time to review the publicly released details from both parties’ plans — and they have a wishlist of additional provisions… Read More »With Stimulus Deadline Nearing, Home-Based Care Industry Scrambles to Secure Additional Relief

Five Healthcare Trends in 2020: Your Cheat Sheet

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<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Five Healthcare Trends in 2020: Your Cheat Sheet" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-hospitals-healthcare-trends-in-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=acbf8dea_2" title="Five Healthcare Trends in 2020: Your Cheat Sheet" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>In 2020, our nation&rsquo;s healthcare delivery and payment environment will continue its… Read More »Five Healthcare Trends in 2020: Your Cheat Sheet

Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise

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<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-respiratory-failure-whitepaper.pdf?sfvrsn=74f58dea_2" title="Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Diagnoses of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have… Read More »Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise