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Crystal Parks

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Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation

Posted by Crystal Parks on Mar 27, 2017 7:09:00 AM


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule for the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP), which will be effective on July 13, 2017. The CoPs are the minimum standards that Home Health Agencies (HHA) must meet to participate in the Medicare program. Failure to do so can result in sanctions and potential program termination. The new CoPs are aimed at improving the quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and are an integral part of CMS' focus on integrated, patient-centered care and outcome-oriented processes, with less emphasis on unnecessary administrative procedures.

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NAHC's Home Health Conditions of Participation Guide Now Available

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 19, 2017 8:00:00 PM


The National Association for Home Care & Hospice has developed a comparison guide that compares the current home health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs) to the revised HHCoPs published in the final rule.

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Transforming Leaders in Home-Based Care Event

Posted by Crystal Parks on Feb 3, 2017 9:38:10 AM

2017 National Leadership Conference.jpgJoin home health and hospice experts from across the county at the next Home-Based Care Event, the 2017 National Leadership Conference, in San Diego on April 19 - 21, 2017.  Attendees will gain insights from the industry's top thought leaders and here success stories from industry experts. 

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Topics: Home Care Conference, VNAA

CMS Asking for Comments on Changes to Home Health Five Star Rating

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jan 30, 2017 11:46:59 AM

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CMS held a Special Open Door Forum call on January 20, 2017, to announce changes being considered for the Home Health Five Star Rating. CMS is looking for comments on plans to:

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Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Impact On Your Agency

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jan 4, 2017 7:00:00 PM

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Home health agencies in nine states are participating in the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Pilot Program. This demonstration links Medicare reimbursement to quality scores, putting agencies under more pressure to increase performance.   

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Topics: value based purchasing