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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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Cost Reporting Blog at Home Health Agency SimiTree


Cost Reporting: What Agencies are Getting Right and Wrong (and Why It Matters)

Wondering how much the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay for telehealth visits when home health and hospice agencies are allowed to bill for these services in…

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CMS issues Final Rule for Hospice FY2022 Blog at Home Health Agency SimiTree


CMS issues Final Rule for Hospice FY2022

On July 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the FY2022 Final Rule for Hospice, updating Medicare payment rates and the aggregate cap amount for FY2022.

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Health and Hospice Billing Errors Blog at Home Health Agency SimiTree


Home health and hospice billing errors, oversights could trigger audits as CMS renews Targeted Probe and Education.

Beginning this month, home health and hospice agencies with high billing errors and denial rates could be subject to a review of between 20 and 40 claims and all supporting…

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Employee Retention Struggles Blog at Home Health Agency SimiTree


Is your agency losing key employees?

Agencies struggle with employee retention under PDGM, other Medicare regulations.

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