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01.11.2023

PHE extended for another 90 days

Home health, hospice and other healthcare providers will be allowed to operate under COVID-19 waivers and flexibilities well into 2023, as the nation’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has been extended…

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SIM Employee Spotlight MikeSimone

12.06.2022

Meet the man whose team leads the nation in preparation of Medicare cost reports for home health

Any of the experts at SimiTree will tell you there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for our clients.

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11.28.2022

Find your voice in the 2023 market with the right data and branding

Brands are for blue jeans, cars, and phones, not home health or hospice care.

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The right billing staff

11.14.2022

The right billing staff can help your agency grow

Home health agencies anticipating tighter margins next year are considering how to overcome a skinny Medicare reimbursement rate, inflationary costs for labor, fuel and supplies, and the financial pinch from…

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11.10.2022

Interim managers fill gap in tight labor market

New solution emerging for leader shortage in home-based careSome economic indicators are cautiously pointing to an abatement of The Great Resignation, the nation’s mass employment exodus that has reshuffled the…

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SIM Final Rule Post

11.01.2022

CMS Issues Final Rule For Home Health

CMS issues final rule for home health In a move many home health providers are viewing as more treat than a trick, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

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SIM Employee Spotlight Apryl

10.21.2022

QA manager brings a down-to-earth approach clients, clinicians and coders find refreshing

With more than 20 years of experience in home health, Apryl Swafford knows the most complicated ins and outs of the business, the complexities of frequently changing regulations that affect…

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10.14.2022

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency renewed

The nation’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has been extended through the remainder of 2022 and into January 2023, and COVID-19 waivers and flexibilities will remain intact for healthcare providers for…

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Too Small to Outsource

10.12.2022

Too small to outsource? Agencies reconsider as margins tighten

For small home health agency owners battling rising labor and supply costs against a backlog of claims waiting to be processed and a spate of claim denials, Medicare’s proposed pay…

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