Articles On: Home Healthcare

  • Medicare Advantage Plans and Home Care in 2020

    MA plans are an alternative to traditional Medicare, encompassing inpatient, outpatient, and prescription drug benefits. In 2018, CMS announced that MA plans would expand to cover home-based services as well. The new plans include several new services that are available to millions of MA plan members. Since their introduction in 2010, MA plans have become increasingly popular among Medicare recipients, and the additions planned for 2020 will likely add to this enthusiasm.

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    Power Outages and Care at Home

    On November 21, 2019, California’s major power utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced that its latest round of systematized power outages had concluded and they would begin restoring power to the (more than 40,000) Northern California residents who had been without power for the duration of the week. For thousands of Californians, the outages were more than just a mere inconvenience, and for many, being unable to access electricity is a matter of life and death.

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  • Staffing Shortage in Home Health Industry: Workforce Crisis in Years to Come

    Within the home health space, many of the current open home health employment opportunities involve very labor-intensive work for little pay, which trend analysts forecast could result in detrimental staffing shortages.

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  • The Future of Healthcare is in the Home

    Redirecting care from long-term care facilities to the home would generate significant savings while improving clinical outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.

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  • Your Sleep and Heart Disease: The Beat Goes On

    Poor sleep quality and the lack of sleep could increase the risk of developing heart disease.

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