Home Care

This section covers advocacy and regulatory issues relating to private duty home care, homemaker services, companions and personal care aides, Medicaid personal care services and in-home services reimbursed through the Older Americans Act funding and Veterans Administration. 

LeadingAge provides updates on funding and regulations that impact home care, research reports released about home care, and resources and information to assist nonprofit home care providers to operate quality services and remain financially viable in a competitive market.

  1. Updates On PRF Phase 2 Payments and Phase 3 Eligibility Expansion

    It confirmed that payments continue to roll out in batches for providers who applied for Provider Relief Funds (PRF) under the Phase 2 application ...

  2. HHS Retracts Limits on use of PRF for Lost Revenues

    HHS indicated that its change in position was in direct response to pressure from stakeholders and Members of Congress who were not supportive of the Sept. 19 requirements. When the initial reporting guidance was issued in September, HHS proposed using an entirely new way of calculating lost revenues than had been used to date ...

  3. HHS Issues Helpful Clarifications on Infection Control and Phase 3

    HHS clarified in its recently updated Provider Relief FAQs that the Nursing Home Infection Control Payments can be used for costs to hire AND retain staff. Question: The Terms and Conditions for the Nursing ...

  4. HHS Issues PRF Reporting Guidance with Limits on Lost Revenue

    This document supplements previous reporting information issued in July and revised August. 14.  As part of the required reports, providers must report certain data for 2019 and 2020: Healthcare ...

  5. Provider Relief Application Deadline Extended to Sept 13

    As a reminder, in mid-August, HHS modified which providers are eligible to apply for the Phase 2 General Distribution to include not only the Medicaid, CHIP and dental providers but also clarified and added the following:  Providers who received Phase 1 General Distribution payments are NOT disqualified ...