Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care is a leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, families, and patient recovery. And with recently announced updates from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) to Medicare Advantage, Acti-Kare is primed to be a leader in the future of home health care (HHC).
CMS has finally outlined the official terms for their rollout of home health care’s inclusion in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The new MA plans cover the costs for enrollees to receive “grooming” and “risk for hospitalization” services, which fall squarely in the wheelhouse of HHC agencies such as Acti-Kare.
The updates to MA plans will reduce or eliminate out of pocket expenses for clients receiving in-home services. The updates are scheduled to officially roll out at the beginning of the 2020 calendar year, but providers such as UnitedHealthcare are already writing HHC services into MA plans for 2019.
Under the new model, more patients than ever will have access to the life-changing services that Acti-Kare provides. As patients are informed of the HHC services available to them, the pool of HH clients will grow rapidly.
Ensure that your Acti-Kare franchise is connected with the correct referral services to make the most of this emerging, lucrative opportunity. Contact Franchise Support for more information about the latest updates to MA and what it could mean for your franchise.
Visit any critical care unit, children’s hospital, or other specialty inpatient facility, and you’ll find a common feature: therapy dogs. For decades, healthcare practitioners have understood the surprisingly positive effects on patients of time spend with cute and cuddly dogs.
Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend has sparked controversy among physicians and patients alike.