What Health Care Reform Means for Home Health Agencies


In this Webinar sponsored by Home Health Line and DecisionHealth®, Doug Hastings, Chair of the Board of Directors, spoke on the following topics:

  • How HHAs can respond to rate cuts and the declining number of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare plans.
  • What the home health industry wanted in health care reform legislation and what it ended up with.
  • Why agencies should seek participation in demonstrations aimed at reducing rehospitalizations and how to be included within hospitals' bundled payment networks.
  • How to prepare for another PPS rebasing using lessons learned from PPS 2008.
  • What you need to know about the employee coverage requirements contained in the legislation.
  • The role of the new commission the reform bill authorizes to decide Medicare reimbursement and coverage issues, subject only to a Congressional override.