Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, June 23, 202

After seven days as an inpatient for complications related to heart problems, Glenn Shanoski was initially hesitant when doctors suggested in early April that he could cut his hospital stay short and recover at home — with high-tech 24-hour monitoring and daily visits from medical teams.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 17, 2020)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and more than 250 leading patient advocacy organizations, pharmacy groups, physician specialty societies, home infusion providers, and other stakeholders are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit their flawed interpretation of Medicare’s home infusion therapy services benefit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2019)—The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), released its annual March report to Congress on March 15, 2019. MedPAC is required to produce this report; however, Congress is not required to act upon all the recommendations contained in the report and historically has not done so. Chapters 9 and 12 of the Report, Home Health Recommendations and Hospice Recommendations respectively, will be of most interest to NAHC members.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2019)—The Kentucky State Legislature finished work on HB224, with the Kentucky Senate approving the bill on Thursday, with an amendment, by a 36 to 0 vote. The Kentucky House followed with unanimous concurrence for the amended legislation on Thursday night, 89 to 0.

The legislation streamlines durable medical equipment (DME) regulations and reimbursement policy for Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) supporting the state’s Medicaid program in several ways: