SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 11, 2020)—A study published by the JAMA Network Open shows that in the period from October 2015 to September 2016, a substantial portion of Medicare patients referred to home health care after hospitalization did not receive that care.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers, as part of an effort to provide financial relief to health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON D.C. (June 23, 2020)—Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is calling for a renewed national commitment to value-based care based on Medicare claims data that provides an early snapshot of the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the Medicare population.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2020)—AAHomecare is urging home medical equipment suppliers and other industry stakeholders to educate their Congressional representatives on the potential impacts of moving forward with Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program and enlist their support for a delay in implementing the program.
SACREMENTO, Calif. (June 5, 2020)—California HME stakeholders achieved a measure of success last year in pushing back against a Medi-Cal proposal for Medicaid reimbursement rates based on 80% of non-rural Medicare rates, convincing the agency to use higher rural rates, instead. The new rates went into effect in April 2020 and will be applied retroactively to January 2019; Medi-Cal is anticipated to begin recoupments soon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is now accepting proposals to present new education at the 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida from October 18-20.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29, 2020.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (April 29, 2020)—A Georgia woman who operated a telemedicine network through two companies has been charged for her alleged participation in an ever-growing health care and telemedicine fraud scheme.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 2020)—PlayMaker Health, a post-acute sales enablement and business intelligence platform, announced its Q3 2019 Post-Acute Market Data Update, containing Home Health and Hospice data released in February 2020 with claims through September 30, 2019.