WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2017. This Administration’s version of the drug...
The Pros & Cons of Outsource Claim Coding
How to know if outsourcing is a fit for your agency
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2019)—In the Feb. 22, issue of the NAHC Report, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice broke down a recent Health Affairs study. Health care spending in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2019)—Over the past two and a half years, AAHomecare’s payer relations efforts have helped stop or limit proposed Medicaid reimbursement cuts in dozens of states,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched “CMS: Beyond the Policy,” a new podcast highlighting updates and changes to policies and...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 15, 2019)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) over a misguided policy...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (February 14, 2019)—On February 12th, the Home Medical Equipment & Services Association of New England (HOMES) was invited by Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released CMS-9115-P, the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule. The new rule outlines proposed...
February 5, 2019—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expiration of the Medicare Provider Enrollment Moratoria on Jan. 30, 2019. The announcement includes states...
What Do Dementia Patients Need?
New models focus on person-centered care
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 29, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the home health conditions of participation...
Is There Potential for PACE Expansion?
Suncoast chief medical director working to curb narcotic use among seniors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2019)—Home health agencies face a potentially serious claim denial issue related to new Plan of Care requirements, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice...
The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) has scheduled a call for Feb. 12, 2019, to cover the Patient-Driven Groupings Model that will be implemented Jan. 1, 2020. The PDGM is a case-mix adjustment...
Dissecting the Patient-Driven Groupings Model
The new home health reimbursement rule is not the end of the road
2019 State of the Industry: Challenges & Opportunities
The Rising Cost of Care CMS pressures and caregiver shortages drive up costs Is It Time to Get Back into Billing? Competitive bidding gap period creates new considerations Legal Issues to...
SHOREVIEW, Minn. and TORONTO (December 17, 2018)—Maxwell Healthcare Associates (MHA), a post-acute operational, financial, technological and regulatory consulting firm, announced Swift Skin and...