CDC panel recommends giving first coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers, nursing home residents

CDC panel recommends giving first coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers, nursing home residents

Dive Brief: State public health programs should prioritize early supplies of COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers and nursing home residents, a federal advisory committee voted on Tuesday. The 13-1 recommendation should help guide officials through the early phase of a

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UnitedHealth Group Founder to Raise $300M for Senior Care SPAC with Home Care Focus

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

The founder of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is launching a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that has its eyes set on a $300 million public offering. Senior care — and home-based care, in particular — will be among the new

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Non-Physician Certification in Home Health Care Blocked by State-Level Barriers

Non-Physician Certification in Home Health Care Blocked by State-Level Barriers

Over the past several years, it seems as though the home health industry has been inching closer and closer toward the elimination of Medicare’s strict physician-certification policy. Now — thanks to the CARES Act — nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants

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CMS expands ability for hospital-level care at home as Thanksgiving surge expected

CMS expands ability for hospital-level care at home as Thanksgiving surge expected

Dive Brief: CMS is expanding the ability of hospitals to treat their acute care patients at home ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 hospitalization following the Thanksgiving holiday, when many Americans ignored public health advice against gatherings. The guidance

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CMS’s Stark Law Changes Could Mean More Value-Based Business for Home Health Operators

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

In an effort to boost value-based care, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has finalized changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law — often referred to as the Stark Law. For home health providers,

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Home Depot Black Friday: Save 40% on Select Raised Bed Garden Kits!

Raised Beds - 40% off Home Depot Black Friday

As part of their Black Friday sale, Home Depot is offering up 40% off select raised bed gardens! This would be an amazing gift for someone who is hoping to grow their own food next year.Here are a few examples

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States Starting to Prioritize Home Health, Hospice Workers in Vaccination Plans

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

Pfizer, Moderna and the University of Oxford are among the organizations to tout highly effective COVID-19 vaccines this month. With “the cavalry coming,” the focus is now shifting to how, when and where vaccines should be distributed. In September, the

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Home Health Agency, Former Executives to Pay $5.8M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc. and two former executives have agreed to pay $5.15 million to resolve allegations that the home health agency provided “improper financial inducements” to referring physicians through “sham medical director agreements,” the U.S. Department of Justice

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A Detailed Map of Where Americans Are Staying Home for Thanksgiving

A Detailed Map of Where Americans Are Staying Home for Thanksgiving

Public health officials have been pleading with Americans to stay home this year for Thanksgiving. And, despite busy airports this past weekend, most people plan to follow their advice, according to a huge survey asking Americans about their holiday plans.

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