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.

3 strategies for home health success in value-based care

The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will place increased emphasis on quality improvement. They go into effect in January, and emphasize the need for strong clinical processes and data-driven quality improvement.While information technology will play a key role in achieving the shift to value, it is only part of the solution for organizations delivering healthcare services in the home.

Proposal to Withdraw Groupings Model Hits Congressional Committee

A unified compromise proposal has been offered to the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee of the Congressional House of Representatives, to withdraw the proposed home health groupings model (HHGM).

What to Expect in Hospice Care in 2018

Hospice care providers are in store for some big changes in 2018, including increasing quality reporting requirements and more data revelations on Hospice Compare, according to Theresa Forster, vice president for hospice policy & programs at NAHC, who spoke at the association’s annual conference in Long Beach, California, last week. Highlights are reviewed here.

Few providers meet 2015 EHR certification, survey finds

Just 9% of healthcare providers are fully compliant with ONC’s 2015 EHR certification using products that enable open APIs, according to a new eHealth Initiative survey of 107 health IT leaders.