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Creating an Effective Compliance Program SimiTree


Creating an Effective Compliance Program

How effective is your compliance program?With audits for home health and hospice on the rise, focus on these compliance priorities Has your organization been targeted for a payment-related Medicare audit? Medicare contractors…

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SimiTree Hospice Breaking News Update


Public Health Emergency extended through October

The nation’s Public Health Emergency has been extended through October, with COVID-19 waivers and flexibilities remaining intact for healthcare providers for another 90 days.

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Proposed Pay Decrease for Home Health Blog by SimiTree


Proposed pay cut for home health requires new strategies for rising costs, tighter margins

Join SimiTree consultants for a June 30 webinar to learn more.

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CMS Proposes to Decrease Medicare Reimbursement for Home Health


Navigating the Home Health Proposed Rule and Its Impact on Your Agency

CMS wants to decrease Medicare reimbursement for home health by 4.

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Join SimiTree for a summer of OASIS-E learning

Our three-part series of summer webinars kicks off June 9.

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SimiTree Hospice Breaking News Update


CMS rescinds new NP documentation requirement

Editor's Note: This situation is still developing, and additional clarification from CMS and the MACs is expected soon. SimiTree will update as new information becomes available.

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Care Compare Refresh in Home Health with Home Health Agency SimiTree


Care Compare quarterly refresh available for hospice

The May 2022 quarterly refresh for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare, but you won’t find two new quality measures for hospice there yet.

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Update to Medicare policy manual requires scope of practice documentation

Effective today, when a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialist certifies eligibility and orders services for a Medicare patient, additional documentation will be required in the medical record.

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Virtual visits: Lingering reluctance, lack of billing keeps agencies from full potential

Two years after the COVID-19 public health emergency loosened Medicare regulations for telehealth, allowing providers more flexibility in the use of virtual visits, few home health and hospice agencies are…

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