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CMS Proposes to Decrease Medicare Reimbursement for Home Health

06.23.2022

Despite inflation, CMS proposes pay decrease for home health

As fuel prices and spiraling inflation drive prices upward at the highest rate in decades, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to decrease Medicare reimbursement for…

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Hospice Sales and Marketing SimiTree

05.26.2022

Is data driving your sales and marketing?

Home health and hospice agencies spent roughly 3 percent of revenue in the first quarter of 2022 on sales and marketing, according to national data from The Financial Monitor, SimiTree’s…

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Stabilize the Hospice Wage Index SimiTree

05.26.2022

CMS wants to stabilize hospice wage index

SimiTree financial consultants say a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could stabilize annual fluctuation in the hospice wage index, helping hospices more effectively budget and…

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SimiTree's New Healthcare Market Analysis Platform

05.26.2022

Ease of use is key feature for SimiTree’s new market analysis platform

We’re celebrating our first anniversary with the launch of an innovative market analysis platform designed to take the guesswork out of growth strategy.

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Compliant Plan of Care - SimiTree Healthcare Agency Article

05.26.2022

Is your Plan of Care compliant?

SimiTree compliance experts offer tips for creating a survey ready POC Which medications is the patient taking? What about the herbal supplements and over-the-counter vitamins she keeps in a shoebox on…

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Social Determinants of Health Article by Judy Connelly and Maureen Kelleher

05.26.2022

SDoH: Keys to improved outcomes, lower hospitalization rates

By Judy Connelly RN, MSN, SHR and Maureen Kelleher, RN, MBA SimiTree Senior Managers Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as “Factors that…

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Agency’s Care Coordination with SimiTree

04.20.2022

Is your agency’s care coordination making the grade?

From survey scrutiny to performance scores under Value-Based Purchasing, reasons are mounting for both home health and hospice agencies to structure regular care coordination meetings into the work schedule --…

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Measure Nursing Productivity SimiTree

04.20.2022

SimiTree analysts expect data to reflect sizeable jump in direct care mileage cost

SimiTree data analysts expect incoming data for Q1 2022 to reflect the significant impact of explosive gas prices in March on home health and hospice agencies.

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Sequestration Medicare Pay Cut SimiTree

04.20.2022

Sequestration is back – with a 1 percent pay cut 

Providers doing business with Medicare will get paid a little less for services rendered this month, as part of an incremental return to pre-COVID business-as-usual for a punitive payment reduction…

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