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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 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...
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...
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)
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   (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 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...
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, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Updates Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool that in...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Proposed Rule: 2017 Home Health Payment Rates, Value-Based Purchasing Pilot, and More »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released the CY2018 Medicare Home Health payment rule late today. Gene...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Moratorium Extended »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a six month extension of the statewide temporary mora...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Report Examines Medicare Post-Acute Care Providers »
Amid the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision last week to extend the Medicare home health moratoriu...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG Announces New Areas of Inquiry in Home Health as Part of Ongoing Work Plan Updates »
Historically the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has conducted numerous inqu...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Home Health PEPPER Released and Share Your PEPPER Success Story »
A new release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), with sta...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Official Sidesteps Offer For New Tools To Combat Medicare Improper Pay »
By Michelle M. Stein, Inside Health Policy   House Ways & Means Republicans asked the Centers for Medicare...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory Guidance: Claims Denials/OASIS Submission »
Whenever an OASIS is resubmitted it changes the submission date. Therefore an assessment that requires correction could be...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Must Hear from You on Face-to-Face Legislation »
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) introduced the Home Health Documentation and Progra...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Final Rule Officially Delaying New CoPs »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday released the Final Rule that officially delays the new Medicare C...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Palmetto GBA Announces Expansion of the "Probe and Educate" Initiative »
The Palmetto GBA 16 State Coalition, of which HCAF is a member, is now hearing from Palmetto GBA that they have expanded t...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Revises Format for Plan of Correction »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Survey and Certification Division has issued new guidance rega...
Friday, June 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Fixes" for the Medicare Appeals Process? »
By Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. Although federal law requires the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) to hear appea...
Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Face-to-Face Legislation/Physician Certification Introduced in Congress »
The long-awaited face-to-face/physician certification legislation has finally been introduced in Congress, giving hope to...
Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health PEPPER is HOT! »
By Melinda Gaboury One of the Hot Topics surrounding the medical review contractors and Medicare MACs is Home Health PE...
Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most Americans Over 40 Want Medicare to Cover Long-Term Care »
Most Americans 40 years old and older believe Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, accordin...

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