Home Health

This section contains important advocacy and regulatory information for nonprofit Medicare-certified home health service providers reimbursed under Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage and the Veterans Administration. LeadingAge provides updates on funding and regulations that impact Medicare Certified home health, research reports released about Medicare Certified home health, and resources and information to assist not for profit Medicare Certified home health providers to operate quality services and remain financially viable in a competitive market.

  1. CMS Releases CY 2020 Home Health Final Rule

    Payment Update and PDGM This final rule delivers on a number of statutory imperatives from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. They include: Implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) which is an alternate case-mix adjustment methodology with a 30-day unit of payment An ...

  2. Health Care Education Bill Advances

    HPOG demonstration grants provide education, training, supportive services and career coaching to low-income individuals who are pursuing health care occupations. Training for CNAs and home health aides is part of the program, along with training for other kinds of health care professions. The ...

  3. MA Supplemental Benefit Toolkit Now Available

    The Toolkit includes: Medicare Advantage Engagement Strategy Checklist; Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits Explained; Medicare Advantage Plan Engagement Tips; A Step-by-Step Guide for Evaluating Medicare Advantage Activity in Your Market; Telling Your Story template. The ...

  4. Workforce Shortages: Bold Solutions from LeadingAge

    By 2030, the US will need 2.5 million caregivers working in long-term services and supports (LTSS) to keep up with the growing needs of our rapidly aging population.  There are not enough American born workers to meet this need.  Unemployment rates – currently 3.6%  nationally – are at a historic low. People ...

  5. MedPAC Considers Hospice Cap and PAC Regulations

    Hospice Aggregate Cap MedPAC staff presented a new policy option for consideration by the Commission – wage adjusting the hospice aggregate cap and lowering it by 20%. The hospice aggregate cap was created as part of the original Medicare Hospice Benefit in order to ensure savings. The cap limits aggregate ...