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.

CMS Will Not Delay Home Health CoPs

Despite giving agencies a reprieve this past summer by delaying the implementation of the new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remains headstrong in upholding its effective date of January 13, 2018—despite not issuing a final version of Interpretive Guidelines.


First female board chair for Abilene Christian

April Anthony, an award-winning entrepreneur from Dallas, and CEO of Homecare Homebase, will serve as the first woman leader of Abilene Christian University's board of trustees.


CMS Nixes Mandatory Cardiac Bundles, Changes CJR Model

CMS has finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models and implemented changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, which home health stakeholders had called for stating that the mandatory bundles were being implemented too fast.


Gary D. Stuart Named President of Hearst Health’s MedHOK

Gary D. Stuart has been named president of Hearst Health’s MedHOK, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for health plans.


CMS’ Seema Verma sees opportunities for telehealth, reveals her personal connection to interoperability

During a keynote address at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s annual meeting on Friday that focused largely on the need to reduce the regulatory burden on hospitals and physician practices, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed her commitment to telehealth.