The home-based care workforce shortage has social and economic ripple effects, according to Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).
Demand is outstripping supply for home-based care, said Dombi at the NAHC Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas. Home-based care providers are rejecting upwards of roughly 30% of referrals because providers lack the clinicians to sustain the volume, he said.
But the full impact goes beyond the patients in immediate need.
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