Fox Business: Fewer Doctors? More Home Health Jobs
Home Health Care News
The United States is making way for new jobs in light of a weaker overall job market, but they are concentrated heavily in one important sector: health care. Health care jobs, currently on the rise at a rate of around 10%, will continue to surge in the coming years as the number of doctors falls, driving the need for more home health care assistants, technology professional, coding professionals and others, Fox Business reports. Read more.


NCOA: 70+ Seniors Most Favorable Toward Nearby Senior Living Communities
Senior Housing News
The majority of aging Americans hold favorable views on their area’s senior living communities, and 50% of seniors believe their community contributes to a healthy lifestyle, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in collaboration with United Healthcare and USA Today. Read more.


Community-based Care Transitions Program adds 17 new sites
Inside Health Policy
CMS announced 17 new organizations participating in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) to test models that would improve care for patients transitioning from the hospital or other settings back to the community and also help reduce readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. The program now includes 200 acute care hospitals partnering with community based organizations at 47 different sites. Read more.


U.S. News: Health Reform Testing New Medicare Programs for Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News
While more attention has been paid to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act regarding health insurance or the creation of new state health insurance exchanges, the comprehensive health reform law has also spurred the development of new programs looking for ways to provide cost-efficient, quality care in a variety of settings—including those that are home- and community-based. Read more.


Humana, Intel-GE Care Innovations Partner for Senior Telehealth Venture
Home Health Care News
A nationwide collaboration between insurer Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations will soon produce data and results on telehealth and its effectiveness based on a 34-state project launched last January involving members who used a home-based telehealth device to manage their conditions, reports Healthcare IT News. Read more.


Telemedicine technology an asset to rural healthcare
Grand Forks Herald
Telemedicine has been around several years, but advances in equipment quality and availability as well as patient satisfaction have bolstered its appeal among providers at Altru Health System, according to Marsha Waind, manager of regional services. Read more.


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