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Home health care agencies are tentatively waiting on the interpretive guidelines from CMS on the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs), which are currently set to go into effect January 13, 2018. However, CMS has yet to issue the guidelines, leading some to think that another delay in the implementation date is likely to come.
More hospitals and other care environments are turning to home care as a cost-effective option to provide treatment for many chronic conditions and ailments.
Home health care stocks are once again gaining value at a steady clip, bucking the summer’s turbulent times, according to the latest data in the Home Health Index, which beat the S&P 500. The latest numbers add more evidence that the home health industry is once again on firmer footing after taking a jolt over the summer on regulatory uncertainty.
The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory is about to go live with two smart homes equipped with monitoring technology to improve health care for a population of medically fragile adults with intellectual disabilities. The project goal is to replicate in the home setting the information collection and analysis that takes place in the hospital.