As stated in Home Health Care News, In the wake of a final rule issuance on emergency preparedness from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), home health care companies were tested Friday as Hurricane Matthew barreled down on the United States.
The storm, which reached a Category 3 hurricane designation before weakening to category two, approached Central Florida on the Atlantic coast Friday, and was expected to impact nearly the entire East Coast of the country. Mandatory evacuations were reported in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina as winds topped 100 miles per hour and more than 1 million people lost power in Florida on Friday, according to the Weather Channel.
Several of the nation’s home health care companies were on alert as the storm approached, including Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), which was recently impacted in Louisiana after torrential rain caused devastating flooding that took the life of the company’s company’s founder and former CEO in August.
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Home Health Care News – Home Health Agencies Prep for Hurricane Matthew and Its Aftermath