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‘An Absolute Travesty’: Home Health Advocates Make LastDitch Effort to Delay Review Choice Demonstration -

When the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) would resume for participating states in August, home-based care providers and advocates were up in arms over the decision.  But as the resumption date approaches, industry advocates are making a last-ditch effort to get CMS’s …

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Why More Home Care Agencies Are Building Their Businesses on CultureBased Care -

Over the years, home care providers that have provided specialized care have positioned themselves to stand out among their competitors. Some providers have gone even further — tailoring care to best fit the needs of their clients’ ethnic or cultural backgrounds. One such company is Circle of Life Home Care, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based provider …

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MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’

Telehealth usage has flooded into home-based care in an exponential fashion. Across all of health care, telehealth claim lines increased 8,336% from April 2019 to April 2020, according to data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. Generally, the concern with telehealth has often been centered around the patient and how seniors …

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PPP Loans Have Helped Save More Than 160K US HomeBased Care Jobs -

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped home-based care providers who received less than $150,000 in loans save more than 160,000 jobs nationwide, according to data from the Small Business Administration (SBA). States such as Texas, California and Florida saw the highest number of home-based care jobs retained as a result of the program. …

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PPP Loans Have Helped Save More Than 160K US HomeBased Care Jobs -

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped home-based care providers who received less than $150,000 in loans save more than 160,000 jobs nationwide, according to data from the Small Business Administration (SBA). States such as Texas, California and Florida saw the highest number of home-based care jobs retained as a result of the program. …

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Emergency Responders, InHome Care Providers Seek Collaboration - Not Competition -

As hospitals continue to experience overcapacity challenges due to the COVID-19 emergency, 911 ambulance crews and community paramedics have found themselves treating more patients at home. Historically, ambulance crews and community paramedics — both of which operate in the emergency medical services (EMS) space — have always provided some degree …

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Changemakers: Joel Theisen, Founder and CEO, Lifesprk

Minnesota-based whole person senior services provider Lifesprk is working to change the experiences people have as they age. Led by founder and CEO Joel Theisen, Lifesprk is doing so by leveraging people, processes and technology. The company’s overall goal: to create a meaningful experience that allows older adults to maintain their passions and …

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PPP Tax Debate Could Cost HomeBased Care Agencies in the Long Run -

Home-based care providers who received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) could face unexpected expenses when it comes time to file their 2020 taxes. That is, unless the government intervenes. “Congress clearly intended that PPP funds would be nontaxable,” Leon LaBrecque — a lawyer, accountant and chief growth officer at Sequoia …

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Changemakers: Paul Kusserow, President and CEO, Amedisys

When Paul Kusserow was named CEO of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) in December 2014, he knew he was taking over a “hub-and-spoke” business model that was in a downward tailspin. One major issue was that Amedisys had “completely lost touch” with the home health care market and the clinicians it’s built on, according to Kusserow. …

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Changemakers: Paul Kusserow, President and CEO, Amedisys

When Paul Kusserow was named CEO of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) in December 2014, he knew he was taking over a “hub-and-spoke” business model that was in a downward tailspin. One major issue was that Amedisys had “completely lost touch” with the home health care market and the clinicians it’s built on, according to Kusserow. …

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