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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.

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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 –…

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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.

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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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U.S. Supreme Court gives Go-Ahead to CMS Vaccine Mandate


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 Value-Based Purchasing


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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