Home Care & Hospice in the White House’s FY2025 Budget Proposal

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On Monday, March 11th, President Biden released a $7.26 trillion proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2025, which begins October 1st, 2024. While the White House budget is simply a request and Congress has final say on government spending, it does provide a window into the president’s priorities and where his administration wants to direct […]

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White House Hosts Event on American Rescue Plan HCBS Funding

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On December 12, 2023, the White House hosted an event dedicated to enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The discussion focused heavily on the benefits of the ARPA funding to direct care workers and on the state use of funds to increase wages. Presenters frequently referred to […]

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White House Hosts Event on American Rescue Plan HCBS Funding

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On December 12, 2023, the White House hosted an event dedicated to enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The discussion focused heavily on the benefits of the ARPA funding to direct care workers and on the state use of funds to increase wages. Presenters frequently […]

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HRSA Unveils New Funding to Build Health Workforce

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In response to the escalating demand for skilled healthcare professionals in the context of home health care, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently unveiled a new initiative, with funding exceeding $100 million, to fortify and augment the existing nursing workforce. This move by […]

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HRSA Unveils New Funding to Build Health Workforce

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In response to the escalating demand for skilled healthcare professionals in the context of home health care, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently unveiled a new initiative, with funding exceeding $100 million, to fortify and augment the existing nursing workforce. This strategic […]

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Biden Admin Implores States to Slow Medicaid Cuts After More Than 1M Enrollees Dropped

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Hannah Recht Kaiser Health News Too many Americans are losing Medicaid coverage because of red tape, and states should do more to make sure eligible people keep their health insurance, the Biden administration said Monday. More than a million Americans have lost coverage through the program for low-income and disabled Americans in the past several […]

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Biden Admin Implores States to Slow Medicaid Cuts After More Than 1M Enrollees Dropped

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Hannah Recht Kaiser Health News Too many Americans are losing Medicaid coverage because of red tape, and states should do more to make sure eligible people keep their health insurance, the Biden administration said Monday. More than a million Americans have lost coverage through the program for low-income and disabled Americans in the past several […]

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Biden Admin Implores States to Slow Medicaid Cuts After More Than 1M Enrollees Dropped

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Hannah Recht Kaiser Health News Too many Americans are losing Medicaid coverage because of red tape, and states should do more to make sure eligible people keep their health insurance, the Biden administration said Monday. More than a million Americans have lost coverage through the program for low-income and disabled Americans in the past several […]

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HHS Makes Ownership Data for Medicare-Certified Hospice and HHAs Publicly Available

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On April 20, 2023, in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competitiony, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began releasing ownership data for all Medicare-certified hospice and home health agencies. For the first time, anyone can now review detailed information on the ownership of more than 6,000 hospices and 11,000 home […]

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Biden Executive Order Aims to Expand Access to Long-Term Care at Home

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President Joseph R. Biden signed an executive order in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, April 18, issuing over 50 directives to almost every Cabinet-level agency to expand access to long-term care and child care. (See White House fact sheet accompanying the executive order.) “The actions we are taking today are about dignity, security, working families, […]

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COVID-19 Emergencies to End May 11

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President Joe R. Biden informed the United States Congress on Monday, January 30, that he will end the COVID-19 public health emergencies (PHE) on May 11, 2023, three years after the PHE was first announced. Ending the COVID-19 PHE will alter how the virus is treated, downgrading it from a pandemic to an endemic public […]

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