Chronic diseases disproportionally affect individuals in rural areas. To help manage these and minimize the negative health impacts they have on individuals, local organizations are investing in multiple strategies.
Top health care executives foresee strong home health growth in 2020, despite the upcoming Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other regulatory headwinds. Behavioral health and hospice are likewise poised for a bullish year.
Wednesday, CMS announced that D.C.’s waiver request was the first it had approved under the new program. D.C. was also approved for an IMD exclusion waiver for substance abuse disorder treatment, CMS said, marking the 27th such approval.