Maryland Encouraged Home Health Agencies to Adopt Telehealth During the Pandemic and Beyond

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Maryland home health agencies responded rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing telehealth at a much faster rate than agencies in other parts of the country. The Maryland Health Care Commission reported that in January 2020, 25 percent of home health agencies in the state used telehealth. By May, less than half a year later […]

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NAHC Advocacy Scores Wins in Congress

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Last week was a good week for providers of care at home. Tireless advocacy by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and our partners at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, has resulted in the approval of the Preserving Telehealth, Hospital, and Ambulance Access Act (H.R. 8261) through the Ways & Means Committee […]

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NAHC partners with the University of California on Home Health Tech

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The landscape of home health care is marked by challenges – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exerting downward pressure on Medicare payment rates to states doing the same with Medicaid rates. Simultaneously, labor shortages are driving wages upward, presenting a daily struggle for many agencies in the home health industry. As […]

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Innovation in Home-Based Technology

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Care-at-Home providers have been early innovators, utilizing technology in homes since the early 90’s. The pandemic impacted the use of telehealth, in some cases resulting in new, non-homecare providers deploying telehealth and bypassing our providers.  What is the current state of innovation and adoption considering these changes?  The next generation of care-at-home innovators have stepped forward, […]

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HHS Provides Telehealth, Info Security for Providers & Patients

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On Thursday, October 18, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued two resource documents to help explain to patients the privacy and security risks to their protected health information (PHI) when using telehealth services and ways to reduce these risks. The first resource is for […]

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