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.


Home Healthcare Market Size, Forthcoming Developments, Growth Challenges, Opportunities 2023


Home Healthcare Market research now available at Brand Essence Research encompasses an exhaustive study of this business space with regards to pivotal industry drivers, market share analysis, and the latest trends characterizing the Home Healthcare industry landscape. This report also covers details of market size, growth spectrum, and the competitive scenario of the Home Healthcare market in the forecast timeline. Web established key players in the market are: Fresenius, GE Healthcare (Subsidiary of General Electric Company), Linde Group, Mckesson, Roche, A&D Company, Bayada Home Health Care, Almost Family, Abbott Laboratories, Amedisys, Kindred Healthcare, Kinnser Software, LHC Group, Omron, Philip

The 3 Biggest Questions Providers Have as CMS' Direct Contracting Deadline Nears


The first deadline for the Trump administration’s new direct contracting value-based care payment model is right around the corner. But potential applicants are worried about key missing details. For instance: How will they get paid? Feb. 25 is the deadline to apply to be part of the implementation year for direct contracting. But the application period for the first performance year that starts in 2021 is three months away, and value-based care organizations are demanding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fill in the holes in the program. During the implementation period, which runs through 2020, organizations will not have to take on any financial risk.


52% of Surveyed Home Health Agencies Say PDGM is Forcing a Therapy Decrease


Over the past few months, there have been dozens of anecdotal examples of home health agencies cutting back on therapy, whether that’s in the form of layoffs, visit reductions or converting full-time therapists to PRN status. In these examples, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and Medicare reimbursement changes are often cited as the trigger. Home Health Care News and Kaiser Health News were among the first outlets to highlight the shifting therapy strategies. Over the past week, Forbes and The Washington Post both entered the discussion as well. For now, though, the true extent of PDGM’s impact on therapy services within home health care remains largely unknown. The anecdotal examples continue to roll into HHCN’s inbox — and therapy professionals continue to voice their concerns on Facebook, Twitter and even Reddit.


Hospice Care Market Study: An Emerging Hint of Opportunity


The Hospice Care Market has witnessed continuous growth in the last few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period of 2020-2026. The exploration provides a 360° view and insights, highlighting major outcomes of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to formulate better business plans and make informed decisions to improved profitability. In addition, the study helps venture or private players in understanding the companies in more detail to make better informed decisions. Some of the major and emerging players in the Global Hospice Care market are Kindred Healthcare, Inc., National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Dierksen Hospice, Covenant Care, PruittHealth, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alzheimer’s Association, Benton Hospice Services, Oklahoma Hospice Care & New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization