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Medicare
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...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rubio, Nelson United in Keeping Medicare Fraud Program Out of Florida »
By Christine Sexton, POLITICO TALLAHASSEE — A program meant to ferret out Medicare fraud related to home health nee...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mandated Statement on Medicare Home Health Coverage Approved »
Bloomberg BNA   A modified corrective statement informing providers that Medicare covers home health services de...
Friday, February 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Friday, February 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Friday, February 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...

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