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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

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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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Topics: Conditions of Participation

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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Topics: home health five star rating

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

First Year of Hospice Data Released

Posted by Crystal Parks on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Data collected by Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System Survey (CAHPS) between July 2015 - July 2016 was recently released. This marks the first publication of national hospice data.  

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Topics: Hospice, Hospice Item Set, Hospice CAHPS