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Monday, December 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make Website Security a Priority for Your Home Care Site with These Tips »
By Amy Selle,  corecubed Who wants to hack the website of a small, independent home care agency? That’s a r...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Open Door Forum Features Critical Info on Final Rule, Prior Authorization, Home Health CAHPS »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a home health, hospice, and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on Novem...
Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announcement: Extraordinary Circumstances Extension/Exception (ECE) Due to Hurricane Michael »
The purpose of this communication is to notify Post-Acute Care providers of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Appeals Regulations »
On October 3, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that fine-tunes severa...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Review of Medicare’s Oversight of Accrediting Organizations »
The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality, Safety, and Oversight Group recently released a memo to all stat...
Monday, August 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guest Article: The Uphill Struggle That IS PDGM »
By Duane Blackwell, CEO, National Home Health Analytics As we all know, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Statement on the Review Choice Demonstration »
As the voice for home care providers in Florida representing the interests of agencies of all types – institution-based an...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
HCAF Submits Comments on Medicare's Proposed Review Choice Demonstration »
The Home Care Association submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week in response to...
Monday, July 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Open Door Forum Reviews CY2019 Home Health Payment Rule »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its most recent Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum o...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Files Brief in Lawsuit That Threatens All Home Health Agencies »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in suppo...
Monday, July 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heightened CMS Medicaid Oversight Could Lead to Audits, Red Tape »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday, June 26, that it is moving forward with an ini...
Monday, July 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes Changes to Home Health Star Rating System »
The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) webcast on June 27 to annou...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting the New POC Right is the Front Line of Survey Defense – Especially Documentation »
By J'non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, Home Health Solutions, LLC Six months into new Conditions of Pa...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Rules That Agencies Risk Liability for False Claims When Certifications are Unsigned »
By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. In United States of America ex rel Marjorie Prather v. Brookdale Senior Living Communiti...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lower Court Affirms: No Recoupment Until After ALJ Hearings »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued an opinion on March 27, 2018, in Family Rehabilitation, Inc. v. Azar...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Physician Sues Hospital Based on Attempts To Restrict Referrals »
Dr. Stephen Zappala sued Steward Health Care on the basis that the hospital exerted immense personal and financial pressur...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Appeals Settlement Program Expands »
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) announced, during a Medicare Learning Network webcast on May 22, their...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Calls for CMS to Resume Prior Authorization Experiment »
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Spearheads Regulatory Reform at Ways and Means Red Tape Roundtable »
While it may be an important election year, it remains a very busy season for Congress. Two significant areas of focus in...
Monday, May 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Open Door Forum Provides Home Health Updates »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Tuesday...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Submits Comments on the OASIS-D Burden »
On March 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in the Federal Register a request...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA Plans May Now Provide Supplemental Benefits Helpful to Home Care Companies and Their Patients »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. On April 27, 2018, the Medicare Drug and Health Plan Contract Administration Group of the Cent...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New CMS Initiatives to Provide Patients with Greater Access to Medical Records »
In today’s sporadic health care system, patients don’t have full control of their own health care information. As patients...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Rule Will Reduce Access to Medicaid Services »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently receiving comments on a proposed rule that would ultimat...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Guidance on New Medicare Advantage Plan Benefits »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two memos to the Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans with inst...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHQI May 2018 ‘Save the Dates’ »
Each month, the health care industry spotlights a variety of health-related topics to heighten awareness, increase educati...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CBO Projects a Decade of Strong Growth in Home Health Spending »
Federal spending on home health will reach $32 billion a year by 2028, according to projections in the annual revenues a...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar on How to Use the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System »
The Medicare Learning Network will hold a webinar how to use the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system on May 1, 20...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Considers Unified Payment Options and Metrics »
In the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) latest installment towards the development of a unified post-acute...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Provider Enrollment Updates and Rural Add-On Tables »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 10443 that updates Medicare Program Integ...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Backlog of Appeals Before ALJs: More Progress »
Last week, an article entitled "Court Says No Recoupment Until After ALJ Hearings" [summarized a] court decision in w...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Overall Margins are Far Smaller Than MedPAC-Calculated Margins »
An article ran last week in media outlet Axios entitled, “The Big Business of Home Health,” that covered the Medicare Paym...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Low Volume Appeals Initiative Extended Into June »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the deadline for appellants to submit an expression of...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Care Aid/Personal Care Services Allowed for Medicare Advantage Plans »
Medicare Advantage plans may allow home care aid/personal care services as a supplemental benefit beginning in 2019, accor...
Thursday, April 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Says No Recoupment Until After ALJ Hearings »
By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued an opinion on March 27, 2018, in Fam...

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