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AHCA Press Release: DeSantis Administration Investing $1.1 Billion to Support Home- and Community-Based Services for Floridians

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) today announced next steps for the state’s plan to disburse more than $1.1 billion to support Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) through temporary federal funding. The full announcement is here. As previously reported by HCAF, AHCA’s plan to invest the $1.1 billion includes more than $669 million to…

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U.S. Renews Public Health Emergency Again

U.S. Renews Public Health Emergency Again Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice On October 15, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra renewed the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that has been in effect since January 27, 2020, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. “As a result of the continued…

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CMS Finalizes Payment Rate Update to Home Health for 2022

CMS Finalizes Payment Rate Update to Home Health for 2022 Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice On November 2, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2022 Medicare home health final rule (CMS-1747-F), which goes into effect on January 1, 2022. The rule includes an increased inflation rate…

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