In the coming years, home health agencies will be providing a broader scope of services.

With many such agencies already offering medication management technology, remote patient monitoring, image-sharing technology, and mobile apps for e-visits, many are planning to do more.  More than a quarter of home health providers plan to move into or expand their telehealth offerings in the coding years and many already provide chronic care services, with more planning to do so in the coming years.

Home health providers also are moving into palliative care, veteran-specific services, and mental health services.

Behind some of this expansion of scope is the federal government, which this year authorized Medicare Advantage plans to offer non-skilled, in-home support services to chronically ill patients.

Learn more about the ways in which home health care may change in the coming years in the Healthcare Dive article “Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services.”