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Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New OSHA Guidance on Respirator Decontamination »
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released interim guidance on decontamination of respirators i...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds Announce Relief Funding for Treating Uninsured Individuals With COVID-19 »
The federal CARES Act — which provides $100 billion in relief funds to health care providers on the front lines of the cor...
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Guidance and Waivers for Home Health, Rural Health, and More »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv...
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Final Rule to Advance Interoperability »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) On March 9, 2020, both the Centers for Medic...
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Waives New Tests for Home Health & Hospice »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv...
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program »
On Sunday, April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help is on the Way: Free Decontamination of N95 Masks Coming to Florida »
HCAF is excited to announce that Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System ™ (CCDS) will soon be available in Florida...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund »
President Donald J. Trump signed the bipartisan CARES Act legislation to provide relief to American families, workers, and...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry News Roundup »
CMS Plan to Resume Elective Procedures Could End Home Health Business Lull (Home Health Care News, April 20, 2020) Sa...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Lessons from the Front Lines Call for Health Care Providers This Friday »
On Friday, April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-...
Saturday, April 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Joins Coalition in Calling on CMS to Reimburse for Telehealth, Grant Additional Flexibilities »
On April 16, 2020, the Home Care Association of Florida, in partnership with the National Association for Home Care &...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Waiver Permits OTs to Conduct Initial and Comprehensive Assessments »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) On April 10, the Centers for Medicare and Me...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important COVID-19 Updates for Providers from the OIG »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) ha...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Announces Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), together with the Departments of Labor and the Treasury, issued gu...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Includes New Waivers Related to Stark Law in COVID-19 Regulations »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Approves $34B for Medicare Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program in One Week »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delivered nearly $34 billion in the past week to the health car...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Grouper Updated with New COVID-19 and Vaping-Related Disorder Diagnosis Codes »
Courtesy of the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
All Medicare Home Health Providers: Take This Survey Now! »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and HCAF are urgently seeking input from Medicare home health...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare RTP Code 37253 Guidance to Help Cash Flow »
By Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions In the interest of helping to maintain as much cash flow as possib...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Report: Home Health Ready to Offer Relief to Inundated Hospitals, Provide Alternative Care »
As hospitals nationwide continue to struggle with unprecedented demand for critical services related to the COVID-19 pande...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Issues Guidance on Strategies to Optimize PPE & Equipment »
On March 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to health care professionals on Deconta...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Message from HCAF's President »
My Dearest Friends, I stand in awe of each of you, of what you do each and every day. I know you are living in...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Medicare Regulatory Relief for Home Health Providers »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) On Monday, March 30, the Centers for Medi...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
THIS FRIDAY: Deadline to Confirm Your Listing in the 2020 Florida Home Care Directory »
HCAF's 2020 Member Directory & Referral Guide is almost ready for publication, and now is the time to review and con...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Sets Up Accelerated and Advanced Medicare Payments for Home Health Providers »
In response to the financial impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CM...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update: CMS Announces Quality Reporting Program Relief »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) As previously reported , the Centers for Me...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC: Home Care and Hospice Employees are Exempt Providers Under FFCRA »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued g...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Revises Medicaid EVV Requirements Due to COVID-19 Emergency »
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announced on Friday, March 27 that, due to the ongoing coronaviru...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Approves Home Health Relief Provisions in Federal Stimulus Package »
As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved the $2 trillion stimulus package designed to combat the...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
KEPRO Case Review Connections Spring 2020 Edition for Post-Acute Care Providers »
On Friday, March 27, KEPRO released its Spring 2020 issue of Case Review Connections , its publication for post-acute car...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Files Comments to Dept. of Labor on if Home Care Workers Eligible for Leave »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) argued on Monday, March 23, in comments to the Department of L...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Today is Virtual Advocacy Day: Be a Voice for Your Industry and the Patients You Serve! »
As Congress works to pass stimulus packages and other measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic , home health providers a...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Calls on CMS to Provide Regulatory Relief for HHAs »
In a March 24, 2020 letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HCAF requested urgently needed relie...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Residential and Long Term Care Facilities to Implement Universal Use of Facial Masks »
On March 23, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) issued an alert that requires all staff and anyone e...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Survey Priorities and Survey Suspension »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) On Monday, March 23, the Centers for Medic...

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