Verbal communication data can improve risk ID in home healthcare patients
Nov 10, 2023
Integrating patient-nurse communication when identifying risks is important for good home healthcare, according to a new study.
Diabetes multiplies hospital admission risk for home health patients, study finds
Oct 02, 2023
Home health patients with diabetes are three times more likely to be hospitalized than those without, according to a new study.
Home health agencies fail to report more than 50% of falls leading to major injuries, OIG finds
Sep 08, 2023
Home health agencies neglected to report 55% of falls leading to major injuries and hospitalizations on their (OASIS) assessments, according to a new government report.
Report: Home-based clinical services are underused
Jul 14, 2023
Clinical care based in the home is a safe and effective way to support older adults, but these services generally are underutilized, a new study found.
CMS prods hospitals to improve discharge info for SNFs, home health
James M. Berklan
Jun 07, 2023
Hospitals’ shortcomings in providing post-acute care providers with adequate discharge information prompted federal regulators to issue a special memo Tuesday.
Home health leads to higher costs after hip surgery, study finds
Feb 16, 2023
Home healthcare services provided after hospital discharge have, in general, been associated with reduced healthcare cost and utilization. A new study examining costs after hip replacement surgery hints...
Patients with dementia receive less home health, hospice at end of life
Feb 08, 2023
It is relatively difficult to identify when patients with dementia are within six months of death, a requirement to receive end-of-life hospice care, researchers report.
‘Unwitting’ senior living and care providers swept up in $114 million fake nursing degree scheme
Jan 30, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities, an assisted living community and home health providers were among many businesses across the country duped into hiring more than 7,600 nurses with fake credentials, according...
Many older adults declined home health during pandemic, study finds
Jan 23, 2023
Fear of COVID-19 prompted many seniors to cancel medically necessary home healthcare during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Michigan.
OIG urges CMS to evaluate home health use of telehealth
Oct 21, 2022
The Office of Inspector General has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to evaluate how the use of telehealth affected the quality of home healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.