NAHC: Pre-Claim Review Makes No Sense, Goes Too Far [2]
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently submitted harsh comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) over the pre-claim pilot program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (Amy Baxter/Home Health Care News)

Veterans Health Administration More Focused on Bringing Telehealth into Veterans' Homes [3]
Looking ahead, the Veterans Health Administration is increasingly focusing on bringing care into veterans' homes, VA higher-ups said at the mHealth and Telehealth World Conference in Boston. (Jonah Comstock/Mobi Health News)

Some Seniors Surprised to be Automatically Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans [4]
With Medicare’s specific approval, a health insurance company can enroll a member of its marketplace or other commercial plan into its Medicare Advantage coverage when that individual becomes eligible for Medicare. (Susan Jaffe/Kaiser Health News)

A Sniff Test for Alzheimer’s Checks for the Ability to Identify Odors [5]
Two studies released at an international Alzheimer's meeting Tuesday suggest doctors may eventually be able to screen people for this form of dementia by testing the ability to identify familiar odors, like smoke, coffee and raspberry. (Jon Hamilton/NPR Health Shots)

HHS Proposes Bundled Payments for Cardiac Care [6]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday proposed a new bundled payment model for cardiac care, which would include medical and surgical services. (Mary Ellen McIntire/Morning Consult)