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Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Third Party Management »
BY ELIZABETH HOGUE, ESQ. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complian...
Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Recommends an Accelerated Implementation of PAC PPS »
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the congressional advisory body on Medicare payment policy, is recommen...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
CDC Issues Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposure to Zika in Health Care »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance for managing occupational exposure to the Zik...
Friday, April 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Empowering Home Care Through Secure Mobile Messaging »
by Michael Keoni DeFranco, GETLUA Providing medical care comes with many obstacles, even in a traditional hospital sett...
Friday, April 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many Agencies Point to OASIS-C2 as a Major Factor in Nurses’ Productivity Drop »
OASIS-C2 is the regulatory change that has had the biggest impact on agencies’ productivity in 2017, the results of a new...
Friday, April 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Access to Home Care Improving, But Inconsistent »
Access to home care in the United States increased from 2002 to 2015, but regional differences in availability were consid...
Friday, April 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Finds CMS Oversight to Reduce Improper Billing Needs Improvement »
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is critical of the failure on the part of the Centers for Medicare...
Friday, April 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Incentives and Disciplinary Measures »
BY ELIZABETH HOGUE, ESQ. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complian...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress is in Recess: Take Your Representative on a Home Visit »
Congress adjourned its work in Washington on Thursday, April 6, and will return to Florida for the Easter recess, which sp...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Seeks to Delay Rule to Improve Home Health Agency Care »
By Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare The CMS is proposing a six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a fi...
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 Flori...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Posts FAQs on Pre-Claim Review »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just posted a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding t...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Start Up for Medicare Fraud Program Delayed After Bipartisan Request »
A bipartisan effort to delay implementation in Florida of a program meant to ferret out Medicare fraud at home health agen...
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...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Policies and Procedures »
by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complian...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Failure of Repeal and Replace Means for Home Health »
As readers have no doubt heard and read, the Republican plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal and replace th...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edit for Claims and OASIS Submission To Begin April 1 »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued MLN matters article SE 170009 that reiterates the instruct...
Thursday, March 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Delays Pre-Claim Review Demonstration »
This week, the new administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma requested a direct...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senior Population Surges in South and West »
The population of senior citizens increased from 36.6 million to 47.8 million between 2005 and 2015 and should more than d...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Again Delays CMMI's Bundled Payments »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is further delaying two Medicare bundled payment programs from the...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Leaders Discuss Pre-Claim Review, Face-to-Face at National Advocacy Event »
This week, more than 20 Florida home health care leaders traveled to our nation’s capital to advocate for Medicare and Med...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
April 5 Webinar on Home and Community-Based Services »
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is launching a webinar series about ACL’s commitment to home and community-b...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Policies and Procedures »
BY ELIZABETH HOGUE, ESQ. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complia...
Thursday, March 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New RAC Contractor Introduces Itself to Providers »
Performant Recovery, the new Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) introduced itself to the home health care industry v...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Autonomy and Resources »
by Elizabeth hogue, esq. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complian...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Urges Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi To Defend Home Care and Hospice in Health Reform »
The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written a letter to Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmaker Calls for Review of TPAs and Risk for Providers »
As legislative session continues, a top industry priority to reform third-party administrators (TPA) is advancing thanks t...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocates Push Industry Priorities at Home Care Day in Tallahassee »
More than a dozen industry leaders descended on Florida's capital city on March 15 to lobby lawmakers on home care ind...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Recommends 5% Cut to Medicare Rates »
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its 2017 report to Congress on March 15 that called for Congres...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Telehealth Advisory Council To Meet March 21 »
The state’s Telehealth Advisory Council will meet next Tuesday, March 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Tallahassee. T...
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Streamlining Home Care Through Technology »
It’s no secret that technology is revolutionizing many industries around the world. In fact, there are few industries that...
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Analysis and Remediation »
by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Complian...
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elizabeth Hogue: Your Words Matter...A Lot! »
We have previously written about the importance of providers' words, including about a Texas hospice owner who sent employ...
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Replacement Legislation Moves Through Congress »
Yesterday and early this morning, two U.S. House committees began the mark-up process for the American Health Care Act (AH...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Finds HHS Must Improve Planning and Evaluation of Information Exchange in Post-Acute Care »
A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...

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