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Home Health & Hospice Legislation at the Start of the New Year

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jan 3, 2018 6:11:25 PM

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NAHC provided it's members with a quick review of where home health and hospice stands legislatively at the beginning of 2018 in today's issue of the NAHC Report

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Topics: Hospice, Home Health, Regulatory Update

Pre-Claim Review Project Impact on Illinois Home Health Providers

Posted by Crystal Parks on Sep 1, 2016 4:24:16 PM

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Preparation for the CMS initiated home health Pre-Claim Review (PCR) is falling short of what is needed to handle simple tasks, such as setting up a reliable documentation submission system. Endless reports of PGBA Medicare Administrative Contract (MAC) losing documents submitted electronically led to a CMS recommendation that home health agencies resort to antiquated fax submissions. Unfortunately, those fax submissions faired no better.

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Topics: Home Health, Pre-Claim Review

CMS Releases Prior Authorization Details for Home Health Services

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jun 9, 2016 9:08:52 AM

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Despite industry-wide concerns about the prior authorization requirement and how it will affect access to care, CMS has put forward their plans for a three-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration, now dubbed the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services

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Topics: CMS, Home Health

Importance of In-Home Clinical Documentation for Home Health Providers

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jun 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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How does clinicians completing their patient documentation in the home relate to higher clinician satisfaction, less audits, and higher Home Health Compare scores?

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Topics: Home Health Compare, Home Health

Overtime Rule Will Likely Impact Home Health and Hospice

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 18, 2016 10:54:20 AM

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final overtime rule, which is effective December 1, 2016.  This rule will dramatically change the standards for salaried workers to qualify for an exemption from overtime requirements, which is likely to have a significant impact on all types of businesses, including home health and hospice.  

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Topics: Hospice, U.S. Department of Labor, Home Health

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