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Home Care Providers Should Be Alert for Three Issues Regarding Medicare Advantage

Home Health Care News published a report that advises what home care providers must do to succeed in Medicare Advantage (MA). In conjunction, the news organization has been publishing articles related to their report on their website. In their most recent article, Home Health Care News outlines three problems that need to be resolved for Medicare Advantage to realize the benefits home care can provide. Doug Robertson, Right at Home’s Healthcare Regulation and Compliance Manager, and Kerin Zuger, Right at Home’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, lend their expertise on the second problem, reimbursement rates.

Read Full Article: 3 Red Flags for Home Care Providers Entering Medicare Advantage

Washington Becomes First State to Pass Long-Term Care Law

May Lead to Increased Business for Home Care Agencies

Washington recently enacted the Long-Term Care Trust Act into law, requiring state residents to pay into a long-term care program through an employee payroll tax starting no later than January 2022. Eligible residents would then have access to financial support for home care, meal deliveries and home modifications. The state will begin paying benefits in January 2025. Washington is the first state to pass this kind of long-term care support law. In a Home Health Care News article about the new law, Kerin Zuger, Right at Home’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, commented on what it could mean for home care agencies.

Read Full Article: New Long-Term Care Law Could Lead to a Home Care Business Boom

Home Care Providers Look Ahead as Medicare Advantage Evolution Continues

In a Home Health Care News article published April 7, Kerin Zuger, Right at Home’s vice president of business development and strategic partnerships, discussed the CMS announcement regarding the range of supplemental benefits Medicare Advantage plans can offer and what this announcement could mean for Right at Home.

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Right at Home Selected for Government Funding to Curb Hospital Readmission Rate

With one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of release, the U.S. government has implemented a financial penalty in an effort to reduce the staggering number of readmissions and curb the $17 billion annual cost associated with preventable readmissions. In search of solutions, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS) developed the Community Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), which provides funding for different models that aim to reduce hospital readmissions.

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