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Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Continues Its Evaluation of Telehealth »
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently met in Washington, D.C., to conduct its monthly assessment of t...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Draft Version of the CoPs Interpretive Guidelines »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) has issued a draft version of the home health Conditions of Particip...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Part I: Draft Interpretive Guidelines: Emergency Preparedness Checklist »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Compliance with new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for emergency preparedness has proven...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHGM Proposal Not Finalized in CMS’ 2018 Prospective Payment System Rate Update »
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service has issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment Syst...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where the Rural Add-on Stands in the Senate »
A recent Senate Finance Committee draft discussion paper appears to point toward a gradual phasing out of the rural add-on...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Finalizes PPS Final Rule, Holds Off on Implementation of HHGM »
The CY 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) final rule was announced moments ago by the Centers for Medica...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Group Of House Lawmakers Ask HHS, CMS To Scrap Home Health Cuts In Final Rule »
By Ariel Cohen, Inside Health Policy   A group of 174 House lawmakers, led by Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Interpretive Guidelines: Emergency Preparedness Checklist - Part I »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Compliance with new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for emergency preparedness has proven...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHQI November 'Save the Dates' »
Each month, the health care industry spotlights a variety of health-related topics to heighten awareness, increase educati...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Give Thanks: Increase Referrals for Your Agency by Showing Gratitude »
By Leigh-Ann Heuer, corecubed Whether it's a simple "Thank You," or a token of gratitude, everyone loves feeling appre...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Questions About CMS’ Targeted Probe and Educate – Answered! »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) utilizes Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) to review clinic...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patients' Preferences for Caregivers »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. A registered nurse (RN) recently sued a hospital on the basis that she was discriminated agai...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Leaders Propose HHGM Compromise »
A compromise proposal to withdraw the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) was offered to the U.S. House of Representatives...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Telehealth Advisory Council Finalizes Legislative Recommendations with Report »
The state Telehealth Advisory Council last week unanimously approved a final report and legislative recommendations to exp...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Physician Clinical Template For Home Health Services »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a list of suggested clinical data elements (CDEs) it develop...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Panel Eyes Insurance, Licensing »
By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida To increase the use of telehealth in Florida, a panel is recommending...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Private Insurers Follow Government's Lead in Fraud Enforcement Including Whistleblower Suits »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Fraud enforcement by government enforcers may seem "old hat" now. But, as often happens, wher...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Agency Owner Gets 80 Months for Fraud Conviction »
By Nushin Huq, Bloomberg BNA A Louisiana home care agency and its owner were ordered to pay back Medicare $32 mill...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's it Really Like To Be a Whistleblower? »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Many providers have read about the large amounts of money that some whistleblowers or relator...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS To Revise Medical Review Strategy »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued change request (CR) 10249 , that expands Probe and Educ...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Wins in One Day! Senate Passes CHRONIC Care Act and RAISE Family Caregivers Act »
Home care and hospice won a double victory on September 26 when the United States Senate passed the CHRONIC Care Act and t...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers Join Fight Against Home Health Groupings Model »
By Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News The home health care industry is in a full blitz against the Home Health Groupi...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
HCAF Opposes HHGM, Calls for Face-to-Face Reform in Comments To CMS »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule announced this past July has been met with opposition...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Supreme Court Decides That Home Care Referrals are Protected Business Interests »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. The Florida Supreme Court has issued a decision that says that home care referral sources can...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Urges Congress to Pass the RAISE Family Caregivers Act »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a number of like-minded organizations in writing to...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Senators Nelson and Rubio Ask CMS to Withdraw the Proposed Home Health Groupings Model »
Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have written a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another Hurricane Forces Home Health Providers to Snap into Action »
By Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News Within a fortnight of the category four Hurricane Harvey that hit the Texas coa...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ahead of HHGM Payment Revamp, HCAF Lobbies Congress and Regulators in D.C. »
HCAF Executive Director Bobby Lolley led a coalition of Florida home care industry providers and stakeholders last week at...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Post Irma Emergency Preparedness Update »
As you continue your recovery efforts post Hurricane Irma here are some important things to remember: In the Ad...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audits and Reviews: Amend, Supplement, and/or Correct Records! »
ZPICs, CERTs, probes, focused medical review, OIG, RACs, MACs and more! Lots of people are looking over providers' shoulde...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Takes Aim at Document Burden »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to relieve the paperwork burden on health care providers...
Monday, September 18, 2017
CMS Proposes a Falls Measure for Home Health Agencies »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2017 the Calendar Yea...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHQI September ‘Save the Dates’ »
As flu season gets into full swing, HHQI has released the updated 2017 Immunization and Infection Prevention Best Pract...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
CMS Takes Aim at Document Burden »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to relieve the paperwork burden on health care providers...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS To Begin Targeted Probe and Educate Program »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its plans for medical review after the completion of the s...

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