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.

Climb the Ladder of Success with Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

The new CoPs incorporate changes to initial assessment, comprehensive assessment and care planning and include an increased emphasis on integrated care planning and care coordination.Here are some of the key changes.

Harvard: Home Care Yields Biggest Savings in ACOs

Increasing use of at-home care plays a major role in the ability of ACOs to cut costs, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

EHRs, population health platforms top CIOs investment priorities, KPMG says

Electronic health records remain a challenge for medical practitioners, which is why chief information officers plan to invest heavily over the next three years to improve how they're used, according to a survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives members conducted by advisory firm KPMG.

2016-2025 Projections of National Health Expenditures Data Released

National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.6 percent annually over 2016-2025, according to a report published today as a ‘Web First’ by Health Affairs and authored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT).