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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Providers Urge Delay of Home Health Rule »
Providers have until the end of this week to push the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to officially del...
Friday, May 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCAF Joins Industry Allies Call on Congress To Act on Home Health Priorities »
The Home Care Association of Florida and industry allies this month sent letters to congressional leaders in support of in...
Friday, May 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert: CMS Proposed Rule Would Require AOs To Post Survey Data »
On April 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would require Accre...
Friday, May 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill To Increase Use of Telehealth in Medicare Introduced in the Senate »
Hoping to increase the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services in Medicare, a bipartisan group of S...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Seeks Public Comment on Standardized Assessment Items »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an opportunity for public comments from stakeholder...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds Seeking Public Comments on Standardized Assessment Data »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RAND to develop standardized assessment-based dat...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CHRONIC Care Act Would Extend Independence at Home Demonstration »
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced the CHRONIC Care Act in the Senate, which would, if enacted, would extend...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health and Hospice Providers: Please Take the MAC Satisfaction Indicator Survey »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI), a survey that is d...
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...
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)
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...
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 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)
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)
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...
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...
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...
Friday, March 3, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Preparing For PCR In Florida: An Opportunity To Improve Processes »
2017 is a time to reflect, reset and renew. In 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) star ratings mea...

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