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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...
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...

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