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.

Almost Family Reports Second Quarter and Year to Date 2017 Results

Announcing positive results for Q2, leading home health company Almost Family noted that its Homecare Homebase implementation is proceeding well. The company will also be submitting comment to CMS regarding the Home Health Groupings Model proposal.

CR 10064 – A New Way to Process the Hospice NOE

CMS last month proposed plans to allow for electronic submission of hospice Notices of Election. NAHC offers a guest contribution with a vendor perspective on the background and import of this rule.

CMS Open Door Forum Explores Home Health, Hospice Issues

NAHC reviews the results from the CMS August 9 Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum, and highlights the current issues at discussion between CNS and the industry.

Despite Slow Second Quarter, Home Health M&A Remains Strong

Investment and home health industry experts advise that despite an apparent decline in merger and acquisition activity, this doesn't reveal the true strength of the industry, in this review by Home Health Care news.

Medicare Reimbursement Add-On to Boost Palliative Care Revenue

Home care and hospice providers can improve palliative care quality and increase revenue by leveraging the Medicare reimbursement add-on for in-home visits, a study showed.