Get Informed: NAHC’s Katie Wehri Talks Medicare Rate Cuts & A Lot More!

Medicare’s proposed home health rate cut is the biggest threat in decades to home care firms, according to Katie Wehri, director of home care and hospice regulatory affairs at NAHC. In this McKnight’s Newsmakers podcast, Wehri offers strategies for dealing with the proposed cuts and other regulations impacting the industry. Among the various topics Katie addresses during…

Home care and hospice still hot despite falling valuations

Inflation headwinds, a possible recession and potential Medicare home health payment cuts slowed mergers and acquisition activity in the first half of the year for home care and hospice. But Matt Caine, managing director of Solic Capital, said the sector is still a hot spot for investors. In this Newsmakers podcast, he talks about how firms should be navigating these choppy waters.

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You Need to Be Listening to these NAHC/HHFMA Podcasts

If you’re a podcast fan – and why wouldn’t you be? – you may have realized that there just aren’t many aimed at home care and hospice professionals. NAHC and the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Innovations Committee decided to fix that problem by creating a series of podcasts hosted by recognized…

The Role of Litigation and Courts in Shaping Healthcare Policy

The most recent episode of In the Trenches podcast, Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice joins McDermott partner and program host Brian Stimson sits down with Michael Kimberly, co-chair of McDermott’s Supreme Court appellate practice, to the critical relationship between litigation and health care policy, including:

  • Insights from Michael’s and Bill’s careers on the APA litigation side of health law
  • How to engage with agencies to increase the likelihood of obtaining good policy outcomes without resorting to litigation
  • Similarities between the rulemaking process and trial court proceedings, and the importance of appellate strategy to both
  • Engagement with the Hill to help drive the outcome of the rulemaking process
  • The challenges of litigation and parallel rulemaking
  • Key cases to follow in 2022

You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts or anywhere you find your podcasts. Or, listen to it at the National Law Review website.

The Role of Litigation and Courts in Shaping Healthcare Policy

The most recent episode of In the Trenches podcast, Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice joins McDermott partner and program host Brian Stimson sits down with Michael Kimberly, co-chair of McDermott’s Supreme Court appellate practice, to the critical relationship between litigation and health care policy, including: Insights from Michael’s and Bill’s careers on the…

The Role of Litigation and Courts in Shaping Healthcare Policy

The most recent episode of In the Trenches podcast, Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice joins McDermott partner and program host Brian Stimson sits down with Michael Kimberly, co-chair of McDermott’s Supreme Court appellate practice, to the critical relationship between litigation and health care policy, including:

  • Insights from Michael’s and Bill’s careers on the APA litigation side of health law
  • How to engage with agencies to increase the likelihood of obtaining good policy outcomes without resorting to litigation
  • Similarities between the rulemaking process and trial court proceedings, and the importance of appellate strategy to both
  • Engagement with the Hill to help drive the outcome of the rulemaking process
  • The challenges of litigation and parallel rulemaking
  • Key cases to follow in 2022

You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts or anywhere you find your podcasts. Or, listen to it at the National Law Review website.

Loneliness is a Problem. How Can Home Care Deal With It?

“Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude.  Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have.  In the gap, we experience loneliness.  It’s distinct from the objective state of isolation, which is determined by the number of people around you.”

– Vivek Murthy, two time (and current) Surgeon General.

We have heard a lot about loneliness and social isolation, particularly during the pandemic with enforced social distancing and near imprisonment of older adults in nursing homes. Two experts on these topics, Carla Perissinotto and Ashwin Kotwal discuss this issue in a new podcast and explain:

  • How loneliness and social isolation overlap and are distinct
  • How common these measures of social well being are in geriatrics and palliative care
  • Why we should care as clinicians
  • How we can ask about them
  • How we should respond to care for patients who are lonely or isolated

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NAHC’s Bill Dombi on the Newsmakers Podcast

As Congress mulls significant legislation affecting the home care sector, McKnight’s Home Care Editor Liza Berger sits down with Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, to discuss:

  • how health care at home is expanding in historic ways,
  • the reason vaccine hesitancy is a serious problem,
  • why it’s high time to get rid of a home health Medicare cut, and
  • a lot more!

Here’s a snippet of what Bill said.

“We’ve learned just recently that the Better Care Better Jobs Act would not bring $400 billion, it would bring $150 billion. So that’s a creature of the paring down of the so-called ask relative to the White House as well as Congress.

The Congressional Budget Act has not scored the bill. Sources close to the office of Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who introduced the bill, recently shared the estimated cost with NAHC, Dombi said. While the amount is significantly smaller than expected, it still marks a positive step forward for the field, Dombi said.

“You can’t look at $150 billion infused into home care and not smile. It is one of the first investments of that kind in home care in many, many years and it sets the stage for a commitment to bring healthcare home to the greatest degree possible.”

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NAHC’s Bill Dombi on the Newsmakers Podcast

Listen to the podcast As Congress mulls significant legislation affecting the home care sector, McKnight’s Home Care Editor Liza Berger sits down with Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, to discuss: how health care at home is expanding in historic ways, the reason vaccine hesitancy is a serious problem,…

Important Home Care Podcast with Jeff Salter of Caring Senior Service

We encourage you to tune in to this fascinating podcast interview of Jeff Salter, CEO of Caring Senior Service. The interview focuses on non-clinical care of the kind provided by Caring Senior Services and it all just went live Tuesday, February 2. Jeff tells Stan Massey of Transcend that a lot of education is needed to…