Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.

Study: Registered Nurses Vital to Home Care Technology Success

To see positive impacts of technology, home care companies need to focus on supporting and training their registered nurses as well as realizing that technology should not replace all human contact, according to a report released Wednesday from the University of California San Francisco.

CMS Requests Feed Back on Cross Setting Quality Measures

CMS is seeking input on two TOH quality measures that include Home Health Agency (HHA) settings, in order to meet requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act) of 2014.

Some Seniors Remain Home Thanks to Home Care Aides

In many communities across the country, especially in the more rural settings where access to quality care may be more difficult to come by, home care agencies become an integral part of long-term senior care.

U.S. Attorney: Common Home Health Schemes ‘Turn System Upside Down’

CMS says the home health care industry is rife with improper and fraudulent payments. Errors and poor training contribute heavily, but the Medicare system has several vulnerabilities that enable high rates of fraud and abuse, as well.

Technology Making Inroads in the Senior Care Industry

Three technologies that are helping those who may have some health or physical limitations that make it more challenging to remain comfortable in their own home.