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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


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: Home Health, Hospice, Regulatory Update

First Year of Hospice Data Released

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

hospice quality reporting program

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 CAHPS, Hospice Item Set

Overtime Rule Will Likely Impact Home Health and Hospice

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

Overtime Rule

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

Possible Affects of the FY2017 Proposed Hospice Rule on Your Agency

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM


We understand that overseeing your patients’ day-to-day comprehensive care is exhausting and time-intensive.

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Topics: Hospice Quality Reporting, Hospice, Hospice Item Set

Proposed 2017 Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements

Posted by Crystal Parks on Apr 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM


The FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements released by CMS focuses more heavily on the hospice quality reporting program.

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Topics: Hospice Quality Reporting, Hospice


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