Chicago, Ill. (December 18, 2019) VillageMD, a national provider of primary care, announces today that it is bringing its proven primary care platform to home-based healthcare given the rapid demand for more efficient, quality and cost-effective care for seniors and high-risk patientsRead More
Federal add-on payments through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are integral to those home care agencies operating in rural regions of the country. In Vermont, a growing conglomeration of visiting nurses are working in tandem with the state’s congressional delegation in protesting these cuts.Read More
Many aging seniors who rely on home health care have difficulty paying for it. They often count on Medicare and Medicaid to provide reimbursements so they can receive the home health care services they requiRead More
Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont is discussing ways the state may be able to cut approximately $1 billion from its annual budget. His main goal, as he states, is to do so without negatively impacting grants and services the majority of residents care deeply about. One component that Governor-elect Lamont and other legislators are focusing on may impact home care companies directly.
That’s because the concern some in the legislature have involves the increasing cost of nursing home care. The average cost of nursing home care throughout the state may be around $85,000 annually. If residents who need long-term care are able to be transitioned from nursing homes to a more cost-effective home care plan, it could potentially save hundreds of millions of dollars for the state.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently altered some of the rules that will affect supplemental payments to “home health and hospice” agencies. The most affected will be those that provide care in rural environments. In Vermont, 70 percent of the home health care agencies operating within the state will be impacted by this new rule change.Read More
Businesses of all sizes today need to take advantage of all the marketing opportunities available. When it comes to home care support services, in higher population regions there is more competition. With more competition, a business needs to find a way to stand out and also inform its target audience (the general public) about the services it provides. When it comes to home care support, far too many people either don’t fully appreciate what these services provide or have certain misconceptions about them.Read More
In response to workers throughout the state of Massachusetts who decided to turn away from more expensive private insurance plans through an employer and to MassHealth, the state subsidized Health Connector, it ended up costing the state more than anticipated. As a result, Massachusetts implemented a new fee imposed on businesses operating throughout the state as an incentive to try and keep workers on those privatized insurance policies.Read More
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting conducted a survey in 2017 and determined that elder abuse may actually be a larger problem than at first thought. However, the numbers may be a bit deceptive as APS (Adult Protective Services) investigated over 142,000 cases of reported abuse that ultimately were identified as “self-neglect.”Read More