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American Rescue Plan Funding Starts to Trickle Down to States, HCBS Programs

American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding has started trickling down to programs aimed at helping seniors age in place. Earlier in May, the Biden administration released $1.4 billion for Older American Act-enabled initiatives related to vaccine coordination, senior nutrition and more. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has been overseeing the distribution of $350 billion …

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What President Joe Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ Means for Home Care Operators

Before President Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday, he had already unveiled plans for another massive stimulus package, one that could help home-based care providers in some ways — and hurt them in others. Under the new president’s “American Rescue Plan,” for instance, there would be $400 billion put forth to increase COVID-19 testing …

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New CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Could Boost Business for Home Health Agencies

In its initial announcement, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) went out of its way to clearly state its new hospital-at-home waiver program was not designed for home health agencies. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any upside for them, industry insiders say. Unveiled on Nov. 25, CMS’s new hospital-at-home waiver program …

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