Home Health Care Gained a Greater Share of Post-Acute Admissions Post-COVID

The home health industry gained a more significant share of post-acute care admissions after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows.

There was certainly a feeling at the time that home health agencies were gaining more patient admissions that may have previously gone to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And while some data has reflected that already, if there was any remaining doubt, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) July 2022 data book should cast that aside.

“In March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the share of inpatient hospital discharges referred to SNFs

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