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Medicare
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes To Incorporate Social Risk Factors in Home Health Quality Reporting Program »
Editor's Note: This is the first article in a series on the CMS Proposals for the HHQRP. The Centers for Medicare &a...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Makes Big Changes to Three Payment Models »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Tuesday, August 15, a proposed rule that would dis...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How To Fix the Face-to-Face Requirement »
In late May, U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) introduced the Home Health Documentat...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHVBP Payment Adjustment Process and Enforcement of Service Codes on Home Health Claims »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request (CR) 10167 which provides instruction...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Open Door Forum Explores Home Health Issues »
During the August 9, 2017, Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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
Monday, August 7, 2017
Fla. Health Agency Worker's Info Aided $1B Fraud, Feds Say »
By Nathan Hale, Law360 Federal prosecutors have charged a former employee of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administ...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fraud and Abuse in Personal Care Services Draws the Ire of Congress »
Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony on Tuesday, May 2, about waste, fraud and abuse in th...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rx Drugs, Home Health Lead Government’s Anti-Fraud Agenda »
Prescription drugs and home health services are the top two anti-fraud priorities for the government, due to high spending...
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...

Home Care In The News
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Moratorium on New Providers Might Punish Innocent »
The expansion of an anti-fraud initiative that blocks new ambulance and home health providers from enrolling in Medicare i...
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...

Medicaid
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Future of Medicaid: A NAHC Perspective »
Following seven months of repeal and replace talks, the final three in the Senate, efforts to come up with an alternative...
Monday, August 7, 2017
1115 Waiver Gives Florida More Medicaid Money — Not More Flexibility »
By Christine Sexton, POLITICO TALLAHASSEE — The Trump administration on Thursday approved a sweeping waiver for the sta...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Changes Could Cause Widespread Job Loss in Home Care »
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) under consideration in U.S. Congress could lead to the elimination of as many as 713,0...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care »
The federal government has granted states three additional years to deliver care to Medicaid enrollees in home and com...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Per Capita Caps Would Raise Medicare Costs and Harm Home Care »
Medicaid per-capita caps would raise Medicare costs for the 11 million people covered by both programs and halt progress m...

HCAF In The News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Honors Excellence in Home Care »
Published on HomeCare Magazine The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) is proud to announce the 2017 winners of i...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Pauses Pre-Claim Demo for Now; Leaders Wonder What Future Holds »
By Josh Poltilove, Home Health Line Just one day before the pre-claim review demo was set to expand to include Florid...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
With No Delay in Sight, Florida Agencies Brace for Pre-Claim »
Despite major pushback from the home health care industry, the controversial Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) is set...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
[Updated] Pre-Claim Paused in Illinois, Delayed in Florida »
One day before the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) was set to begin in Florida, the program has been put on pause, t...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Program Puts Government Between Doctor, Patient »
Exclusive to the Orlando Sentinel   In its ongoing effort to reduce health-care costs and improve program in...

General
Monday, August 7, 2017
DOJ Explains How Fraud and Abuse Violate Patients' Right to Freedom of Choice »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Fraud and abuse enforcers have stated periodically that one of the reasons they are so intent...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Delays Deadline for Electronic Reporting of Injuries/Illnesses »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a new compliance date of December 1, 2017,...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris Has Passed Away »
It is with great sadness that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announces the passing of its pre...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Nurses and Therapists Get Out of Bed for Much Less Than $10,000 a Day »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Linda Evangelista, a "supermodel," once stated that she did not get out of bed for less than $...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Get More Referrals and Increase Market Share: Arrangements with Ambulatory Surgical Centers »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Outpatient surgeries, including joint replacements, have outstripped inpatient surgeries over t...

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