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Half of Patients Referred to Home Health Don’t Receive Services — But Providers Can Change That

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Home Health Care News | October 6, 2020

Roughly 2.3 million Medicare patients were discharged from hospitals with home health referrals in 2016. Despite this, only 54% of those individuals utilized home health services after their hospitalization within two weeks.

Mike Gregory, Chief Patient Advocacy Officer at Intrepid USA, spoke with Home Health Care News about the underutilization of home health services and what providers can do to ensure Medicare referral patients receive the care they need – especially as the U.S. prepares for another wave of COVID cases.

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