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Medicare
Friday, February 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
NAHC HHCoP Comparison Guide Now Available »
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has developed a comparison guide that compares the current h...
Thursday, February 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rural Add-On Bill Introduced in Senate »
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a good friend of home care and hospice, has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment Open Doo...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Requests Delay in HHCoP Implementation »
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has written to the acting Secretary for U.S. Department of Hea...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crosswalk Maps CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule with Accrediting Organization Standards »
HCAF would like to share a recently developed crosswalk that was created by mapping emergency and disaster related progra...

Private Duty
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
CMS Issues Memo to States with Implementation Plans for Emergency Preparedness Rules »
On October 28, 2016, the Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Survey and Certification Grou...
Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Department of Labor is Actively Enforcing the “Kickback” Rule »
The Department of Labor is Actively Enforcing the “Kickback” Rule   Another article, brought to us by S...
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Part 3 - Violence Against Homecare Field Staff: What to Do »
Homecare field staff members who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home he...
Thursday, September 1, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Higher Minimum Wage Debate – Will It Work In All Industries? »
It’s been a hotly contested topic lately, raising the federal minimum wage.   Low-paid workers are crying for a “mor...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Part 2: Violence Against Home Care Field Staff »
Homecare field staff members who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home he...

Fraud
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hernando Sun: Home Health Care Worker Steals Credit Card and Jewelry From Client »
Hernando County Sheriff's detectives met with Beth Stocke at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Ms. Stocke reporte...
Thursday, June 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Physician Compensation Arrangements »
On June 9, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the primary en...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Owner of 2 Miami Home Health Companies Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for $74m in Fraud »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry.   ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Florida Owner of Home Health Care Company Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison for Role in $6 Mil »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry. A co-owner...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Clinic Owner and Other Patient Recruiters Sentenced for Roles in $8 Million Fraud Case »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry. Several p...

Home Care In The News
Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Finds Decreased Risk of Hospitalization for Patients Who Receive Care from Nurse Practitioners »
According to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualit...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Palm Beach County Passes Home Caregiver Ordinance: Get The Facts »
On October 20 th , The Palm Beach County Commissioners unanimously passed a new Home Caregiver Ordinance. Our HCAF Gove...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO: 12 Million Seniors Not Receiving Needed Home-Based Care »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported this month that an estimated 75 percent of seniors who likely nee...
Friday, April 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reducing Hospital Readmissions: What About Caregiver Support? »
By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.   If home care providers think they have heard a lot about reducing hospital...
Monday, March 31, 2014
New York Times Article Depicts Major Pitfalls in Managed Long-Term Programs »
New York Times Article Depicts Major Pitfalls in Managed Long-Term Programs March 14, 2014 W...

Medicaid
4 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO: CMS Needs More Oversight of Medicaid LTSS Payment Rates »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should require all states to report on the progress they have made to...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Medicaid Managed Care Presentation Discusses Home Care's Role »
The Florida Legislature convened this week for committee meetings in advance of the 2017 legislative session. Before healt...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule »
From The National Medicaid Action Council & HCAF:   On Monday, April 25, the Centers for Medicare & Me...
Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Notice: Billing Agent and Clearinghouse Enrollment »
*** This alert is being sent on behalf of the Office of Medicaid Program Integrity. ***   As part of its pre...

HCAF In The News
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saturday's Letters: Protect Home Care for Seniors »
By Kyle Simon , special to the Tampa Bay Times   Last year, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce Medicare...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capitol Reax: Rick Scott’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget »
SaintPetersBlog.com Staff Reports Gov. Rick Scott officially rolled out his nearly $83.5 billion budget during the...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ready or Not: Home Health Industry Braces for Pre-Claim Expansion »
By Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News   In what has been described as a cruel April Fool’s Day joke, the Cent...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repeal Medicare Demonstration to Protect Home Health for Seniors »
By Kyle Simon, RealClearHealth Since January 1, 2011, 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 years old every day. As...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Care Providers Can Keep Tapping ‘Free Money’ Tax Credits »
By Tim Mullaney, Home Health Care News Home care agencies were scrambling this week to meet a filing deadline to...

General
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Interstate Compact to Help Ease Medical Practice Across State Lines »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.   Home health agencies, private duty agencies, hospices, and home medical equipment (...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Sector a Top Victim of Data Breaches in 2016 »
The health care sector of our economy accounted for 34.5 percent of all reported data breaches in 2016, according to a re...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaiser Reports: Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors »
HCAF is republishing this article from Kaiser Health News because it is a fascinating look at how America’s demographic...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement by Executive Director Bobby Lolley on Governor's Budget Proposal »
In response to Governor Rick Scott announcing his "Fighting for Florida's Future" budget proposal today, HCAF Executive Di...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Care: Heroes of Incremental Care »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.  An article entitled "Tell Me Where It Hurts" by Atul Gawande appeared in the January...

Advocacy
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Election Impact on Home Care: Medicaid »
This is the third in a series of articles in HCAFeNews and the NAHC Report that will offer our forecast of what may oc...

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