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Home Health Care News Reel

April 29, 2022 10:00 AM | WiAHC's Office

WiAHC is happy to remind members about and provide links to the latest articles and information from Home Health Care News and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice:

·       Home Care Providers Take Note as Medicare Advantage Grows, Creates Savings for Seniors

Home Health Care News - By Joyce Famakinwa | April 23, 2022

Compared to fee-for-service Medicare, seniors save close to $2,000 on average in total annual health care spending with Medicare Advantage (MA). That’s according to a new study — based on 2019 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data — from Better Medicare Alliance. The study features an analysis conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm ATI Advisory. Read more…

·       Home-Based Care Stakeholders Break Down ‘Uncertain’ Legislative, Regulatory Landscapes

Home Health Care News - By Joyce Famakinwa | April 23, 2022

With more eyes than ever on home-based care, there are a number of legislative and regulatory developments that will be critical for providers to stay on top of. For providers like Help at Home, which is working in the Medicaid space along with private pay, the short-term gains have been apparent. Read more…

·       What Innovative States Are Doing to Recruit, Retain Workers in Home-Based Care

Home Health Care News - By Patrick Filbin | April 12, 2022

Several states around the country are taking unique measures to combat the direct care workforce crisis in home-based care. And it would benefit other states and agencies to follow suit, according to a new report from PHI. Read more…

·       Bipartisan Push in Congress to Make Medicare Enrollment Easier

National Association for Home Care and Hospice | April 25, 2022

Legislation has recently been introduced that would work to improve the Medicare enrollment process for individuals nearing Medicare eligibility, aged 60-64. Longtime home care champions Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Todd Young (R-IN) are leading the charge for the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification 2.0 (BENES 2.0) Act, (S. 2675). BENES 2.0 continues the theme of the original BENES Act, many provisions of which became law in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, in supporting individuals in their Medicare enrollment process. Read more…

·       HHS to Provide $110 Million in HCBS for Seniors & Disabled

National Association for Home Care and Hospice | April 20, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will offer more than $110 million to expand access to home and community-based services (HCBS) through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. Read more…

 Home Health Care News, which is part of the Aging Media Network, is a leading source for news and information covering the home health industry. National Association for Home Care and Hospice is the largest professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.

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