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Home Health Care News Reel

November 21, 2022 10:10 AM | Anonymous

WiAHC is happy to remind members about and provide links to the latest articles and information on the home health care industry from Home Health Care News and other publications:

·         22 States Petition For CMS To Repeal Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers

Home Health Care News - By Joyce Famakinwa | November 18, 2022

A group of 22 states — led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen — have urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to lift the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in the Medicare and Medicaid space. The 22 states include Montana, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. Read More…

·         Home Care Provider Leaders Get Candid About Survival Amid Rising Costs

Home Health Care News - By Patrick Filbin | November 18, 2022

While the tailwinds in the market remain, personal home care provider leaders have a lot more to consider about their futures than they did just five years ago. Their thought processes are still resetting. And as they do, their organizations’ strategies will reflect that. Read more…

·         DOL Recovers $28 Million In Back Wages For Home Health Workers, Others

Home Health Care News - By Patrick Filbin | November 16, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that it has recovered more than $28 million in back wages and damages for nearly 25,000 workers in the home health, skilled nursing facility (SNF) and residential care settings. Specifically, the DOL reported that it had recovered $1.2 million in back wages for 600 home health care workers in Texas and Louisiana. Read more…

·         Final home health rule gives industry a fright

McKnights Health Care – By Liza Berger | November 4, 2022

Just in time for Halloween, the federal government released a final home health rule. While it may not have risen to the level of horror, it still managed to spook the industry.  In its final rule revealed Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services presented an expansion of Medicare payments for calendar year 2023 of 0.7%, or $125 million, compared to 2022. This figure reflects a 4% market-basket update, or $725 million; a behavioral adjustment of -3.925%, a $635 million decrease; and a small uptick of 0.2%, or $35 million increase. Read more…

·         In Case You Missed It: CMS Backs Off Severe Cuts, Finalizes 0.7% Increase To 2023 Provider Payments

Home Health Care News - By Andrew Donlan | October 31, 2022

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2023 home health final payment rule late Monday. It comes with an estimated increase to 2023 home health payments of 0.7%, or $125 million, compared to 2022 aggregate payments. Although it sets up certain financial challenges moving forward, the final rule is better news for providers than what was previously expected. 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.

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