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HomeBased Care Providers Net More Than $666M in Small PPP Loans -

More than 15,000 home-based care providers nationwide received loans of less than $150,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). California, Florida and Texas saw the most agencies receive such loans, boasting a total of nearly 5,400 home-based care recipients across all three states, a Home Health Care News analysis of publicly available …

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HomeBased Care Providers Net More Than $666M in Small PPP Loans -

More than 15,000 home-based care providers nationwide received loans of less than $150,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). California, Florida and Texas saw the most agencies receive such loans, boasting a total of nearly 5,400 home-based care recipients across all three states, a Home Health Care News analysis of publicly available …

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UnityPoint Health Developing New SNFat-Home Model, Seeking Home Care Partner -

Long-term care centers such as skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have taken the biggest hit as a result of COVID-19. More than 40% of all virus-related deaths have been tied to nursing homes, a statistic that is scaring away a large number of potential and former residents. Instead of facility-based care, more seniors are now opting …

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Only 25% of Home Care Agencies Track Hospital Readmission Rates

Hospital readmission rates are one of the most important markers of success in the post-acute and long-term care spaces. But a large number of home care agencies still don’t keep track of those metrics. Overall, 75% of home care agencies did not track readmission rates at all in 2019, according to recently released data from …

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Leading During Disruption: How Synergy HomeCare’s New CEO Took Control Amid COVID19 Chaos -

Securing stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE), doubling down on company-wide training efforts and implementing educational initiatives are just some of the responsibilities that home care leadership teams have taken on during the COVID-19 crisis. While most home care agencies were navigating the public health emergency over the past …

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‘I’m Not Sure Their Timing Could Be Any Worse’: CMS to Resume Review Choice Demonstration

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) would be renewed for participating states beginning in August. The RCD was suspended in late March due to the COVID-19 crisis, but now CMS is planning on moving forward with the demonstration “regardless of the status of the … …

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‘A Decrease in Need’: Home Care Agencies Face Less Profitable Transportation Lines Amid COVID19 -

Over the past several years, many home care agencies have invested heavily in transportation business lines to help their clients stay connected and active within their communities. The industry’s turn to transportation has been so popular, that ride services are often seen as core offerings for many agencies. But while transportation services …

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Milliman Actuary: COVID19 Adding Fuel to Medicare Advantage’s Home Care Fire -

The coronavirus could be the match that finally sparks the Medicare Advantage (MA) boom for home care. The explosion has been a long time coming. It all started when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first expanded the scope of MA supplemental benefits in April 2018. The move opened the door for MA …

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COVID19, PDGM Hit Home Health Therapy Staff with ‘Double Whammy’ -

More than six months have passed since the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) took effect. Despite the ample runway, many home health providers are seemingly still adjusting their therapy strategies, prolonging the initial layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs that took place at the beginning of the year.  The coronavirus is largely to blame for the …

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Tale of Two Home Health Providers: ‘ValueBased Care Gap’ Growing Wider -

Earlier in June, the Trump administration and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) touted a “renewed national commitment to value-based care.” But for that renewed commitment to take off in the home health care space, government officials need to act fast, industry insiders caution. There’s a widening value-based care gap …

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