Filter posts below

Check all that apply.

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

Home Health Agency Strategic Plan SimiTree Blog


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

Notice of Admission Home Health Glitch SimiTree Blog


NOA glitches: Working through RTPs, other issues

Not exactly a trouble-free transition, but Palmetto GBA is offering a work-around Glitches were expected during this month’s transition to Medicare’s new Notice of Admission (NOA) for home health –…

Read More

CMS Q&As for Oasis Assessments SimiTree Blog


January 2022 Quarterly CMS Q&As have been posted

The January 2022 Quarterly Q&As have been posted by CMS, bringing the industry both new and revised guidance.

Read More

SimiTree Hospice Breaking News Update



Extension of the Federal Public Health Emergency and Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare ProvidersThere have been several key updates late last week on the federal COVID-19 pandemic response which directly impact…

Read More

CMS Vaccine Mandate Ruling


U.S. Supreme Court gives go-ahead to CMS vaccine mandate

Court blocks OSHA mandate but allows CMS requirements Healthcare workers employed by agencies doing business with Medicare will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep their jobs – including…

Read More

Notice of Admission Home Health Agency SimiTree


RAP vs. NOA: The 3 Big Changes

Here’s a refresher on what’s changing under the new admission requirement Home health agencies are bracing for potential cash flow shortages, confusion about periods of care that began in 2021…

Read More

SimiTree Blog Image VBP


How to prepare for VBP

CMS has given home health agencies an extra year to prepare for VBP. Here’s what your organization should do with the extra time.

Read More

SimiTree Blog Image Hands 2


Hospice Survey Changes

CMS is tightening survey rules and increasing CoPs scrutiny for hospices. Here’s what your agency needs to know.

Read More