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02.14.2022

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…

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Home Health Agency Strategic Plan SimiTree Blog

02.01.2022

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.

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Notice of Admission Home Health Glitch SimiTree Blog

01.25.2022

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 –…

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CMS Q&As for Oasis Assessments SimiTree Blog

01.24.2022

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.

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SimiTree Hospice Breaking News Update

01.18.2022

COVID-19 UPDATES IMPACTING HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE AGENCIES:

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…

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CMS Vaccine Mandate Ruling

01.14.2022

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…

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Notice of Admission Home Health Agency SimiTree

01.05.2022

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…

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12.20.2021

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.

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12.07.2021

Hospice Survey Changes

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

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