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.


Why Upskilling Caregivers Can Improve Patient Care, Retention


As the demand for home-based care services continues to soar, so does the industry’s shortage of workers, with as many as 7.8 million caregiving positions projected to sit unfilled by 2026. The multimillion-dollar question for agencies remains how to survive the staffing crisis, which industry leaders have identified as the No. 1 challenge within home-based care. One possible answer — and solution to rising health care costs and quality concerns — could be upskilling, a new Health Affairs blog post argues.


HCHB and Home Health Care News Release 2019 Home Health Care Outlook Report


Homecare Homebase (HCHB) the nation’s mobile home health and hospice software leader and industry publication Home Health Care News have released new survey results with key insights into the most sweeping home health regulatory changes in decades. The 2019 Home Health Care Outlook Report details how agencies are gearing up for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to take effect in January 2020.


LHC Group’s Latest Quality and Patient Satisfaction Scores Again Outperform National Averages


LHC Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:LHCG) most recent quality and patient satisfaction ratings continue to lead the home health industry and outperform national averages - according to the latest Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System results released in January 2019. The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System results are released quarterly and rank providers in two categories: "Quality of Patient Care" and "Patient Satisfaction." The system was instituted by CMS as part of its Home Health Compare website to provide a tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider.


Global Hospice Software – How the Market Will Witness Substantial Growth in the Upcoming Years?


Global Hospice Software Market report covers the current scenario (with the base year being 2018) and the growth prospects of the global market for 2019-2025. The report presents a comprehensive overview, market size, shares, and growth opportunities of Hospice Software market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions.