Bipartisan Policy Center Makes Recommendations to CMS Aimed at Increasing Home Health Access

Despite the growing demand for home health services, fraud and abuse guardrails often limit access to the Medicare benefit, a recent Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) report suggests.

The report highlights BPC’s recommendations for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on how to improve home health services for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.

“Given the clear changing trends in our health care delivery system today, and the increasing demand for home-based care, there are opportunities to address the current Medicare home health program, which we think does create some inequities and barriers to those who need care in their home,”

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Maui hospital visitor policy updated: two visitors allowed in most patient care areas

April 21, 2022, 7:50 AM HST

Maui Memorial Medical Center. (2022) PC: Wendy Osher

Updated policy allows two visitors per patient

Maui Memorial Medical Center has updated its visitor policy, effective immediately, now allowing for two visitors per patient, per day for a maximum of two hours a day. The new visitor policy is in effect between noon and 6 p.m. within most patient care areas. Exceptions are noted below.

The updated visitor policy is an increase from previous restrictions that allowed for only one visitor.

All eligible visitors (12 years of age and older) regardless of vaccination status, will

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