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.

New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients

Home health agencies will be required to become more responsive to patients and their caregivers under the first major overhaul of rules governing these organizations in almost 30 years.

When Seeking Value, Look to Home Health Care

Across all post-acute care settings and areas of the country, Medicare paid approximately $5,000 less when patients were first discharged to home health care compared to other post-acute settings, like skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities.

Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health

Summary by NAHC of CMS's "Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment" Open Door Forum on February 8, including the new conditions of participation (CoPs), claims processing issues, Star Rating, and quality measure reporting.

Home Health Values Surge in January

Home health care stock values were booming at the start of the year, according to the latest data from Stoneridge Partners’ Home Health Index.