1.1 Million More Direct Care Workers Needed by 2030
The NCHWA, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, counted certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides, and psychiatric assistants/aides as the direct care workforce. It found that workers in this category fill 71% of jobs ...
Unverified Patient Lists Creates Flawed Home Health Surveys
In March 2018, the Office of the Investigator General (OIG) released a report, Reliance on Unverified Patient Lists Creates a Vulnerability in Home Health Surveys. Medicare requires onsite surveys conducted by ...
LeadingAge Letter to CMMI Expresses Concerns with BPCI Advanced
The letter highlights a number of concerns about how post-acute care providers who are currently leading post-acute care (PAC) only bundles under the existing BPCI program are left with no option to continue as episode initiators under ...
LTSS Financing Roadmap Calls for Mix of Public and Private Insurance
A new report proposes a “policy roadmap” for financing long-term services and supports. The report was co-authored by Marc Cohen, co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.
Technical Expert Panel Addresses New Payment for Home Health
Peter Notarstefano, Director of HCBS at LeadingAge served as a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) member working to develop refinements to the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) that was discussed in the final CY 2018 HH PPS rule (82 FR 35270). The Technical Expert Panel (TEP) was convened by Abt Associates ...