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New Immigration Rules Could Harm HomeBased Care Workforce -

Amid the coronavirus, the Trump administration has rolled out a number of changes to the U.S. immigration system, including travel restrictions and a move last month to suspend most immigrant visas for 60 days. President Donald Trump said the goal was to protect jobs for U.S. citizens, as unemployment has climbed to record highs in

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CoronavirusInduced Recession Could Create Home Care Franchise Boom -

Despite its many negatives, the global recession induced by the COVID-19 virus could set the stage for home care franchise systems to see a period of strong growth. In addition to being a public health emergency, COVID-19 is having a far-ranging economic impact. As states began implementing shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to stay home and …

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COVID19 Innovation: How Fly-Over State Mentality Is Helping Intrepid USA Navigate the Coronavirus -

Over the past few months, home health providers across the country have had to quickly adapt their operations to the coronavirus and the business challenges that come with it. For Dallas, Texas-based Intrepid USA Healthcare Services one of the largest home health, hospice and home care companies in the country innovation has meant

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After Weeks of Coronavirus Chaos, HomeBased Care Providers Welcome Early Signs of Normalcy -

After an immense disruption from the COVID-19 virus led to a dip in patient visits and revenue, home-based care insiders are now reporting budding signs of normalcy. The public health crisis, of course, is far from over. But the initial panic is subsiding, patients are receiving care again and providers are gaining confidence operating in

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As COVID19 Cases Mount, National Spotlight Turns to Hazard Pay for Front-Line Workers -

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, so has the national conversation surrounding hazard pay for essential front-line workers. Since the coronavirus outbreak began, in-home care workers have helped lead the charge on care delivery, often putting their health and wellness at risk. To reward those workers and encourage them to keep on fighting, many …

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Fearing CMS Day of Reckoning,' Home Health Providers Shy Away from Coronavirus Relief Funds

Home health providers were thrilled when they first heard they would be receiving no strings attached payments from the Provider Relief Fund, which was mandated by the CARES Act. However, agencies quickly learned that there was more to the story. The grant funding comes with conditions, and confusion around those conditions has some home health …

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As COVID19 Worsens Mental Health Conditions, Home Health Providers Refocus Their Operations -

For many, the COVID-19 virus and accompanying shelter-in-place orders means a worsening of mental or behavioral health conditions. For seniors already grappling with depression or anxiety, the outbreak has likely only compounded issues further. With that in mind, many home health companies including AccentCare and Elara Caring, two of the largest …

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Coronavirus Could Lead to More Home Health Bankruptcies, Legal Experts Predict

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was supposed to be the biggest disruption to hit the home health industry in decades. That is, until the coronavirus took the nation by storm. Just as agencies were getting a handle on the revolutionary new payment reform, they had to pivot yet again to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

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Phony Emails, Unverified Products and Price Gouging: Red Flags for InHome Care Providers Hunting for PPE -

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced in-home care providers to become increasingly more creative when it comes to procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) and more diligent about avoiding scams along the way. By now, its known that health care providers across the nation have been struggling with dwindling stockpiles of basic PPE. …

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Home Health Providers Likely to Face Future COVID19 Fallout -

The first wave of COVID-19 victims are the individuals directly impacted by the virus, the ones who contribute to the mounting death toll listed on news tickers every day. The second wave of victims, though, has yet to receive much air time. And its this second wave that has some home health industry insiders concerned

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