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.

Almost Family President: Home Health Industry Made Breakthrough with CMS

Almost Family is optimistic in light of recent payment and policy developments—specifically, that the home health groupings model (HHGM) will not take effect in 2019 - stating that it feels collaboration with others in the industry has made a meaningful breakthrough with CMS and other policy makers.


Staying on Top of Evolving Home Health Regulations – Free Webinar

Home health care providers have been met with an onslaught of regulations and proposals over the past several years, presenting numerous operational challenges. Panelists in this free webinar, jointly sponsored by Home Health Care News and Homecare Homebase - and to be held on November 29 - will discuss how to stay on top of ever-evolving regulations.


Home Health Stocks Rebound After HHGM Takes Backseat

In the wake of the final 2018 payment rule for home health being released - without the inclusion of the home health groupings model (HHGM) - public companies have seen their stocks skyrocket.


Home Health Jobs Rapidly Expanding

Jobs related to the home health industry are expected to expand at an almost breathtaking rate over the next decade, according to the 2016-2026 Employment Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released on Tuesday, October 24


Nation’s Home Health Leaders Commend CMS for Not Finalizing Home Health Groupings Model in Final HHPPS Rule

The nation’s leading home health organizations, including the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (Partnership), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and ElevatingHOME, commend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for not finalizing the proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Proposed Rule for CY 2018.