Filter posts below

Check all that apply.

important update 500px


CMS proposes 2.7% pay increase for hospice in FY2023

Timing of proposed pay increase comes as sequestration resumes The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 2.

Read More

OASIS-E Changes January 1, 2023


OASIS-E: Are you ready for January 1, 2023?

The most intensive remake of home health’s Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) since its implementation in 1999 is just months away, and the experts at SimiTree want to help…

Read More

FIC Surveys concluded, yet vigilance remains for infection control


FIC Surveys have ended, but surveyors still look carefully at infection control

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) retired its Focused Infection Control (FIC) Survey and tool last winter, but it still wants to know whether agencies are doing all…

Read More

Stay Compliant with SimiTree's Provider Relief Fund Reporting


Provider Relief Fund reporting due March 31

If your organization received $10,000 or more in payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) between July 1, 2020, and Dec.

Read More

CMS moves forward with 25% pay reduction under RCD in FL and NC


CMS moves forward with 25% pay reduction under RCD in Florida and North Carolina

Beginning April 1, home health agencies in Florida and North Carolina will be subject to a 25 percent reduction in payment if they choose not to participate in Medicare’s ongoing…

Read More

EMR Software Tips from Home Health Agency SimiTree


Tips for Getting the Most from Your EMR in 2022

Electronic health or medical record software comes with a hefty price tag – but many agencies never reap the full value of their significant investment in information technology.

Read More

OASIS E for Home Health from Home Health Agency SimiTree


Newest version of OASIS-E now available for preview

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to finetune its draft of the new OASIS-E for home health, and made available an updated version of the assessment instrument…

Read More

SIMI 0004 Retention Strategies Blog 500x373


SimiTree consultants weigh in on retention strategies

A continuing staffing shortage has home health and hospice agencies shuffling staff and getting creative, looking for new ways to continue seeing patients while thinning numbers of available field staff…

Read More

5 Home Health Agency Strategic Plans & Strategies for 2022


5 Things Smart Agencies Are Doing in 2022

Tighter profit margins are eclipsing room for error in home health and hospice, ramping up the need for agencies to make smarter, more strategic decisions.

Read More