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.

Pre-Claim Paused in Illinois, Delayed in Florida

CMS has paused the Illinois Pre-Claim Review demonstration for at least 30 days pending improvements, and delayed the Florida implementation originally due to start April 1. Going forward, CMS will make pre-claim review an optional process for home health agencies.

A shortage of homecare providers means telehealth is more vital than ever

Several home-based medical care programs have demonstrated improved health outcomes for homebound and high-risk individuals, and some have also have been shown to reduce hospital utilization and cost.

How to Improve Communication and Collaboration On the Go

Secure messaging for homecare teams place the emphasis on patient privacy, with sender controls to ensure that messages cannot be forwarded, copied, pasted or otherwise shared with an unauthorized outside party.

Post-Acute Legislation to Watch

A summary of key bills introduced in the new Congress that impact home healthcare.