Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.

Results from Pre-Claim Review in Illinois

Highlights from a review of the impacts on the home healthcare industry of CMS's controversial Pre-Claim Review (PCR) pilot project. PCR began in August 2016 in Illinois, and threw the home healthcare industry into turmoil.

Top 3 CoP Changes to Impact Home Health Agencies

The newly finalized home health conditions of participation (CoPs) will have wide implications for agencies, but not all the changes are new or likely to be costly.

Home Health Care Market Looking at More Future Growth

Home health care as an industry encompasses many aspects, from the caregivers who work directly with clients to technology to provide a better, safer, and more comfortable home environment. That industry is expected to increase, with revenue to hit $130 billion in fiscal year 2017.

Home Health Aide Growth Outlook Outpaces Other In-Demand Jobs

Among 2017’s most-in demand jobs, “home health aide” has the highest growth outlook, according to a recent report from job search portal CareerCast. To complicate matters, however, the job also has the lowest average pay.

Amedisys Launches Heart Program To Lower Readmissions, Empower Patients

Amedisys is expanding a pilot program targeting heart failure patients company-wide after finding initial success in a pilot program. Metrics will be evaluated against the benchmark data from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), a real-time analytics program.

Kindred Forms Post-Acute Partnership with Genesis

Kindred, the largest home health provider in the nation, is to partner with Genesis, one of the largest skilled nursing operators in the country.