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Medicare
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...
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...
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...
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...

Private Duty
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
CMS Issues Memo to States with Implementation Plans for Emergency Preparedness Rules »
On October 28, 2016, the Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Survey and Certification Grou...
Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Department of Labor is Actively Enforcing the “Kickback” Rule »
The Department of Labor is Actively Enforcing the “Kickback” Rule   Another article, brought to us by S...
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Part 3 - Violence Against Homecare Field Staff: What to Do »
Homecare field staff members who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home he...
Thursday, September 1, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Higher Minimum Wage Debate – Will It Work In All Industries? »
It’s been a hotly contested topic lately, raising the federal minimum wage.   Low-paid workers are crying for a “mor...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Part 2: Violence Against Home Care Field Staff »
Homecare field staff members who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home he...

Fraud
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hernando Sun: Home Health Care Worker Steals Credit Card and Jewelry From Client »
Hernando County Sheriff's detectives met with Beth Stocke at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Ms. Stocke reporte...
Thursday, June 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Physician Compensation Arrangements »
On June 9, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the primary en...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Owner of 2 Miami Home Health Companies Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for $74m in Fraud »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry.   ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Florida Owner of Home Health Care Company Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison for Role in $6 Mil »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry. A co-owner...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Clinic Owner and Other Patient Recruiters Sentenced for Roles in $8 Million Fraud Case »
HCAF strongly condemns healthcare fraud and supports the removal of bad actors from the home health industry. Several p...

Home Care In The News
Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Finds Decreased Risk of Hospitalization for Patients Who Receive Care from Nurse Practitioners »
According to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualit...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Palm Beach County Passes Home Caregiver Ordinance: Get The Facts »
On October 20 th , The Palm Beach County Commissioners unanimously passed a new Home Caregiver Ordinance. Our HCAF Gove...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO: 12 Million Seniors Not Receiving Needed Home-Based Care »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported this month that an estimated 75 percent of seniors who likely nee...
Friday, April 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reducing Hospital Readmissions: What About Caregiver Support? »
By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.   If home care providers think they have heard a lot about reducing hospital...
Monday, March 31, 2014
New York Times Article Depicts Major Pitfalls in Managed Long-Term Programs »
New York Times Article Depicts Major Pitfalls in Managed Long-Term Programs March 14, 2014 W...

Medicaid
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, December 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Medicaid Managed Care Presentation Discusses Home Care's Role »
The Florida Legislature convened this week for committee meetings in advance of the 2017 legislative session. Before healt...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule »
From The National Medicaid Action Council & HCAF:   On Monday, April 25, the Centers for Medicare & Me...
Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA Notice: Billing Agent and Clearinghouse Enrollment »
*** This alert is being sent on behalf of the Office of Medicaid Program Integrity. ***   As part of its pre...

HCAF In The News
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Program Puts Government Between Doctor, Patient »
Exclusive to the Orlando Sentinel   In its ongoing effort to reduce health-care costs and improve program in...
Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Congressional Delegation Calls on Feds to Delay Burdensome Medicare Demonstration »
Tallahassee, FL (March 1, 2017) –– Led by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D), Florida's congressional delegation this week calle...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators Ask for Halt to Pre-Claim Before Florida Start Date »
By Amy Baxter Lawmakers in Florida have teamed up to ask Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary To...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saturday's Letters: Protect Home Care for Seniors »
By Kyle Simon , special to the Tampa Bay Times   Last year, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce Medicare...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capitol Reax: Rick Scott’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget »
SaintPetersBlog.com Staff Reports Gov. Rick Scott officially rolled out his nearly $83.5 billion budget during the...

General
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)
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)
Elizabeth Hogue: Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Policies and Procedures (Part 4) »
Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Compliance Program. Consequently, en...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Autonomy and Resources »
Fraud enforcers recently declared that their expectation is that every provider has a Compliance Program. Consequently, en...
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-...

Advocacy
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...

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