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CMS Releases Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool, formerly...
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Reflect. Reset. Renew. The New CoPs and Your Agency »
By Susan Carmichael It has been decades since the Conditions of Participation for Home Health have been significant...
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CMS Projects Strong Growth in Home Health Spending Through 2025 »
National health care spending will grow by an average rate of 5.6 percent from 2016 to 2025, easily surpassing the average...
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...
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)
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...
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)
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)
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...
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)
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...
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...
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,...
Friday, December 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases Second Year of Home Health Utilization and Payment Data »
CMS posted the second annual release of the home health agency Public Use File (PUF) on the Home Health Agencies Data we...
Friday, December 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcements: Home Health CAHPS »
HHCAHPS participation from April 2016-March 2017 counts toward the CY 2018 APU.  HHAs that are not participating beca...
Thursday, December 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Meets with CMS/HHS on Role of Nurse Practitioners in the Home Care Certification Process »
Representatives of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), along with a coalition of stakeholder groups...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Palmetto GBA Announces Round 2 of Probe and Educate Effective Dec. 27 »
Palmetto GBA announced on Dec. 19 that the Medicare Administrative Contractor is conducting pre-payment reviews of home he...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Expands Pre-Claim Review to Florida »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced late yesterday that its widely-criticized pre-claim review...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIG Revises Safe Harbors Under Anti-Kickback Law »
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a final rule that revises th...
Friday, December 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC To Recommend Continued Cutbacks to Congress »
Each year, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) submits recommendations to Congress on Medicare payment p...
Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New CMS Models Introduced To Improve Quality of Care By Increasing Patient Engagement »
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) identifies the engagement of Medicare beneficiaries as a cornerstone to...
Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The OIG Has a Gift For You! »
Well, sort of! The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the primary enfo...
Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Court Orders CMS To Reduce Appeal Delays »
For the last few years, the Medicare appeals system has been plagued with exponential growth in requests for Administrativ...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Could Loosen Home Health Assessment Regulations »
A new bill could expand who can conduct initial assessments for home health visits in certain cases. The bill, the Medic...
Thursday, December 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Elizabeth Hogue: HHABNs Are Gone! The HHCCN is Born! »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN) has...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New RACs and New Rules! »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected five new recovery audit contractors (RACs) and establish...

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