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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...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Submits Medicare Reform Recommendations To Congress »
HCAF submitted recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means in response to its Medic...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patients First, People! »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. On August 12, 2017, The Washington Post reported that at least thirty children died in a hospi...
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...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Honors Excellence in Home Care »
Published in  HomeCare Magazine The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) is proud to announce the 2017 winn...
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 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...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Reminder on Reporting Changes in Ownership »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently alerted Medicare providers about requirements for reportin...
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 Adminis...
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, August 7, 2017
1115 Waiver Gives Florida More Medicaid Money — Not More Flexibility »
By Christine Sexton, POLITICO The Trump administration on Thursday approved a sweeping waiver for the state's $26 bill...

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