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Monday, February 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO: CMS Needs More Oversight of Medicaid LTSS Payment Rates »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should require all states to report on the progress they have made to...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
NAHC HHCoP Comparison Guide Now Available »
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has developed a comparison guide that compares the current h...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Interstate Compact to Help Ease Medical Practice Across State Lines »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.   Home health agencies, private duty agencies, hospices, and home medical equipment (...
Thursday, February 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rural Add-On Bill Introduced in Senate »
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a good friend of home care and hospice, has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Sector a Top Victim of Data Breaches in 2016 »
The health care sector of our economy accounted for 34.5 percent of all reported data breaches in 2016, according to a re...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment Open Doo...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Requests Delay in HHCoP Implementation »
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has written to the acting Secretary for U.S. Department of Hea...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crosswalk Maps CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule with Accrediting Organization Standards »
HCAF would like to share a recently developed crosswalk that was created by mapping emergency and disaster related progra...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elizabeth Hogue: New Settlement in the Jimmo Case »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. On February 1, 2017, a judge in the so-called Jimmo case ordered the Centers for Medicar...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Judge Orders CMS To Comply with Jimmo Settlement »
On February 1, a U.S. District Court judge in Vermont ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to impl...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Plan To Clear Up Therapy Confusion Approved By Federal Judge »
By Healthcare Finance News staff   A federal judge has accepted Medicare's plans to try once more to correct a c...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaiser Reports: Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors »
HCAF is republishing this article from Kaiser Health News because it is a fascinating look at how America’s demographic...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elizabeth Hogue: Yet Another Chapter in the Jimmo Case! »
By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. The parties to the Jimmo case are back in court again! The plaintiffs say that, althou...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement by Executive Director Bobby Lolley on Governor's Budget Proposal »
In response to Governor Rick Scott announcing his "Fighting for Florida's Future" budget proposal today, HCAF Executive Di...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's Up With Pre-Claim Review? »
HCAF has been working closely with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), the Partnership for Quality...
Monday, January 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes for KEPRO’s Quality of Care Reviews »
KEPRO is the beneficiary- and family-centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for 33 states, including Fl...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Care: Heroes of Incremental Care »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.  An article entitled "Tell Me Where It Hurts" by Atul Gawande appeared in the January...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tom Price Testimony Shows Support for Home Care, Telemedicine »
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) testifi...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Rural Add-on: What it is and Why it Matters »
Without congressional action this year, the Medicare rural add-on for home health services is set to expire on December 31...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Issues NAHC and HCAF are Working on with the New Congress »
With a brand new Congress off to a roaring start, it is prime time for HCAF and the National Association of Home Care &...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reaching for Five Stars: The Importance of Online Home Care Reviews »
By Merrily Orsini, MSSW, corecubed   Note: HCAF and corecubed share an affinity agreement that gives HCAF mem...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aetna Wins $41 Million in Lawsuit Against Provider for Paying Kickbacks to Physicians »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. In Aetna Life Insurance Company v. Humble Surgical Hospital , Civil Action H-12-1206, U.S....
Friday, January 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cassidy to Introduce New ACA Repeal and Replace Bill Next Week »
By Erin Raftery, Inside Health Policy   The day after Republicans voted to fast track a repeal of the Affor...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
AHCA Clarifies Regulation on Satellite Offices, Non-Skilled Care »
If you were not able to join us in Fort Lauderdale at our Winter Warm-Up this week, you missed some BIG news out of Tall...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pre-Claim Review States Hold Meeting To Discuss Week 18 in Illinois, Next Steps »
State leaders from the five states subject to Medicare's Pre-Claim Review (Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, and Mi...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Seeks Pay Cut for Home Health, Inpatient Rehabilitation »
CQ Healthbeat   An influential federal advisory panel on Thursday called for five percent cuts in the next annua...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Releases Report on Telehealth Utilization and Access »
A state-level report analyzing current use, accessibility, and potential expansion of telehealth was released this week...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Extends Medicare Enrollment Moratoria for HHAs »
CMS has announced a six month extension of a statewide temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new Medicare home health...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Misclassification of Employees Still Important in Home Care »
In late December 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent out an e-mail on the misclassification of employees as inde...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Success with Telehealth Depends on Training Home Care Workers »
Remote monitoring programs have the potential to deliver vast rewards to patients and the home care industry, but realizin...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Final Rule for the Home Health COPs »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule Home Health Conditions of Participation (HH...
Friday, January 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Effect of a Trump Presidency on Home Health Care »
By Lani M. Dornfeld, Esq.   Now that the dust has settled from Election 2016, one thing remains clear: Donald...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Glenda Burke: Roosters and Regulations »
No matter how advanced we become in the world of home health there are a few basics that still apply. We have always had t...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of the CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health Fraud »
On January 4, 2017, the Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District in Illinois presented observations and...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Attorney: Common Home Health Schemes ‘Turn System Upside Down’ »
Home health care agency owners would be the first to say the industry is seeing an onslaught on new regulations. However,...

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