Home care providers slow to chase Medicare Advantage business opportunities may now be motivated to speed up their pursuits. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was broadening the range of supplemental benefits Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can offer in 2020. Starting next year , health care policymakers will allow
Gov. Polis’s “roadmap” to lower health care costs Sara Gentzler | Apr 8, 2019 On Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera released “The Polis-Primavera Roadmap to Saving Coloradans Money on Health Care.” The plan will guide the state’s Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, which Primavera leads and which
Why Home Health Providers Should View PDGM as a Patient-Classification Model – Home Health Care News
Understandably, home health providers typically view the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) first and foremost as a payment overhaul — the most significant in nearly two decades. But with the right perspective, PDGM can also be leveraged to help drive change, strengthen care planning and improve patient quality outcomes. That’s something home health providers would be
House lawmakers have yet to introduce a companion bill to the Home Health Payment Innovation Act (S. 433), legislation introduced in the Senate in February focused on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). That doesn’t mean the home health industry has lost the attention of Congress when it comes to PDGM and future payment, however. Kentucky
Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health
Written by Steven Henshaw Reading, PA — State authorities have charged a Reading woman with $15,500 in Medicaid fraud, alleging she submitted false information to an agency coordinating her home health care services for a woman with whom she resided. Vanessa M. Vargas, 29, submitted her work hours for attendant-care services to one agency while
Sign up for the CommonHealth newsletter to receive a weekly digest of WBUR’s best health, medicine and science coverage. Mary Hurley, a mother who is pregnant with her fourth child, does 99% of her shopping online. One of the few things she doesn’t shop for via her computer or phone is health care. Until now.
How to achieve universal health insurance in California? In our super-progressive, supermajority Democratic state, that’s the health policy question of the day. Not if we should lead the way on universal coverage, but how. Recently, UC Berkeley economists proposed a solution, dubbed California Dreamin’. Expand current insurance to cover the uninsured, using up to $17 billion in new taxes.
The prospect of the Ontario Conservatives ramming through legislation in order to introduce privatized health care in Ontario was a grave concern to those who attended a town hall style meeting at the Timmins Museum Saturday. The meeting, which was attended by about 50 people, was hosted by the Ontario Health Coalition. “We are holding
The sperm and the egg cell, which has been released from one of the female’s two ovaries, unite in one of the two fallopian tubes. The fertilized egg, known as a zygote, then moves toward the uterus, a journey that can take up to a week to complete. Cell division begins approximately 24 to 36