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Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Calls for Unified Medicare Payment System, 5% Cut to HHAs »
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) last week released its June 2019 report to Congress, in which it conti...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Stands in Support for Enhanced Access to Medicaid HCBS »
HCAF recently joined a coalition of organizations in support of enhanced access to Medicaid home- and community-based serv...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Announces 3 New Members-Only Discount Opportunities »
HCAF Associate members Home Care Sales , QIRT (Quality In Real Time) , and Worklogic recently became the latest HCAF a...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Congressman Becomes Third Sponsor of PDGM Fix Legislation »
U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden) this month became Florida's third member of Congress to cosponsor the...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation to Allow OTs to Perform Initial OASIS Introduced in Congress »
Legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow occupational therapists to perform the initi...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Can America Create the Home Care Workforce to Meet Growing Needs? »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Over two million people in the United States work...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Provides Another Opportunity for Burden Reduction Recommendations »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS to Hold Webinar on HHQRP and 2% Reduction for Non-Compliance »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)...
Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New HHS Fact Sheet on Direct Liability of Business Associates Under HIPAA »
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new fact sheet that provides a clear compil...
Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to Requirements for Billing Physician Home Visits »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released Transmittal 439/Change Request (CR) 11273, Docum...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Veterans Administration to Require New Agreements Under Community Care Program »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Veterans Administration (VA) has issued an inter...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Adds Correction to PDGM Billing Instructions »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Earlier this month, the The Centers for Medicare &...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida's PDGM Episodes: Post-Acute vs Community? Let’s Peruse YOUR Agency Data! »
By Duane Blackwell,  National Home Health Analytics So, this Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) thing is...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BFCC-QIO Updates Require Action by Providers »
KEPRO has been the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) in 33 states and the D...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summary of Key Points in the CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C...
Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Second Florida Congressperson Cosponsors PDGM Fix Bill »
U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) this month became Florida's second member of Congress to cosponsor the Home...
Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Touts Changes to RAC Audits »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. In a blog dated May 2, 2019, Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare &...
Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Next Week: OASIS Quarterly Call on Validation Report Errors »
The Florida Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Help Desk is pleased to offer you the webinar below. Please f...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Additional Instructions for Claims Under PDGM »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C...
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Renewal of the HHCCN Form »
The Office of Management and Budget has approved the Home Health Change of Care (HHCCN) Form, CMS-10280. Effective July...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prepare for PDGM with "PDGM: Strategies for Success in 2020 and Beyond" »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has officially launched their newest collection of Patient-D...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHQI National Campaign May 2019 Update »
The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI) invites you to participate in the following upcoming webina...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG: Florida Gets High Marks on Long-Term Care Employee Background Checks »
Analysis courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assisted Living Facilities and Independent Living Facilities: Valuable Sources of Referrals »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Managers at assisted living facilities (ALFs) and independent retirement communities (ILFs) a...
Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy Change for Assessment Submission Timeframe Impacts Home Health Providers »
Analysis courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADA Compliant Websites – What You Need to Know Now »
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides for equal access for persons with disabilities in places o...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guest Column: Medicare Advantage Plans May Provide Additional Supplemental Benefits in 2020 »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. On April 27, 2018, the Medicare Drug and Health Plan Contract Administration Group of the Cen...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHHQI: Florida Medicare Home Health Patients Sicker Than State's General Medicaid Population »
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), a non-profit, national consortium of home health care provide...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Updates Home Health Agency Application Form »
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently updated the state's home health agency application form, which c...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
65% of Florida Medicaid HHAs Take Key Step To Prepare for Review Choice Demonstration…Has Yours? »
As Illinois home health care providers prepare to undergo the Medicare Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), Palmetto GBA a...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Medicaid Provider Complaint Process Update »
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) on April 12 made an announcement regarding the process by which a...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Appeals Court Sides With State in Private Duty Nursing Care Case »
The News Service of Florida reported on April 18 that "a federal appeals court upheld a judge’s decision that would end a...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Congresswoman Cosponsors Key Home Health Priority in U.S. House of Representatives »
On April 12, South Florida U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) became the state's first member of Congr...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Updates Instructions for Claim Appeals »
Analysis Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes Cost Report Changes for Freestanding Home Health Providers »
Analysis Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice On April 16, 2019, the Centers for Medicar...

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