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.

Home Health and Hospice M&A Jumps 12% in 2016

Home health and hospice deal activity rose 12% year-over-year in 2016, according to the 23rd edition of Irving Levin Associates’ Health Care Services Acquisition Report, published Tuesday.

Summary of CMS March Open Door Forum for Hospice and Home Health

NAHC presents a summary of the key hospice and home health issues addressed during the March 22, 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum.

MedPAC Targets Post-Acute Care for Healthcare Payment Reform

MedPAC suggested that CMS reduce Medicare reimbursement rates for post-acute care settings and unify them under one payment system.

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act introduced in Congress

Legislators have introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act into Congress, bipartisan legislation intended to address the growing need for palliative care in the United States.