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CMS' Home Health Five Star Rating System

Posted by Allison Kristofco on Apr 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM


Beginning in July of 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing a star rating system for home health agencies in the U.S.  This rating system will appear on the Home Health Compare (HHC) website and will be available to consumers at no charge. Although this information is already available online, this star rating system will summarize the current measures for health care provider performance and will allow consumers to compare data more quickly. Currently, visitors to the site can scroll through different categories and view check marks and comments in different areas of the home health agency’s offerings. The star rating system will streamline HHC, and will allow consumers to make the best decisions possible for their health care.

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Topics: Home Health Compare, home health agencies

Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of HHAs in Geographic Areas

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jul 30, 2013 8:13:00 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services reached a determination to put a moratorium on home healthcare agency enrollment in Miami, Houston and Chicago based in part on the federal government's experience with the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a joint effort between DOJ and HHS to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force teams are a key component of HEAT and operate in nine cities nationwide. This announcment is found in the July 29 Federal Register Notice.

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Topics: Health and Human Services, HEAT, home health agencies

Home Health Agencies to Stop using Type of Bill 033x

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 24, 2013 9:07:00 AM


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Topics: CMS, home health agencies, Type of Bill 033x


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