Home Health Care News May 12, 2022
Andrew Donlan

The home health industry’s battle with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for fair rates has gone from a few stakeholders saying “the quiet part out loud” earlier this year to nearly every major provider in the country talking about the issue with regularity.

My colleagues and I have covered the topic extensively. But we’ve moved beyond the question of how providers feel about MA rates for home health and moved onto the next: How can the problem be solved?

Taking a step back, here are a few of the certainties we know:

– All signs point to MA being the dominant insurer type among Medicare beneficiaries by the end of the decade.

– MA pays far lower rates for home health...

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