Home Health and Hospice Both Grew in 2017

Both home health and hospice grew in 2017, but the hospice market saw the bigger jump, expanding 6.5 percent in admissions over 2016, according to the annual year-end data from Excel Health. The data shows the number of Medicare beneficiaries rose 2.2 percent to almost 58 million at the end of 2017. The report indicates…

ACA Medicaid Expansion Spreads, So Do Work Requirements

Several states that have been firmly against Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act are now reconsidering that position, after elections last year brought a very different state legislature in Virginia and expansion advocates have had success gathering support in two conservative western states. Virginia‚Äôs last two governors, incumbent Ralph Northam and his predecessor, Terry…