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Medicare and Home Health: Taking Stock in the COVID-19 Era

Description
Provides an overview of the Medicare home health benefit including Medicare financing, demographics of beneficiaries, and the home health workforce. Describes the impact of COVID-19 on the utilization home health services and regulatory changes taken in response to the pandemic. Offers policy recommendations to increase the value of home health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s)
Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Walter D. Dawson
Date
10/2020
Type
Document
Organization
Commonwealth Fund
Tagged as
Health aides and assistants · Home health · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models