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CMS moves forward with 25% pay reduction under RCD in Florida and North Carolina

Beginning April 1, home health agencies in Florida and North Carolina will be subject to a 25 percent reduction in payment if they choose not to participate in Medicare’s ongoing…

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EMR Software Tips from Home Health Agency SimiTree


Tips for Getting the Most from Your EMR in 2022

Electronic health or medical record software comes with a hefty price tag – but many agencies never reap the full value of their significant investment in information technology.

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OASIS E for Home Health from Home Health Agency SimiTree


Newest version of OASIS-E now available for preview

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to finetune its draft of the new OASIS-E for home health, and made available an updated version of the assessment instrument…

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Medicare Advantage Outlook with Home Health Agency SimiTree v2


Well-defined roles, early participation key to MA success for home health and hospice

As the number of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries escalates nationwide, forward-thinking home health agencies are polishing their images, touting strengths in patient outcomes, star ratings and lower rehospitalization rates, and working…

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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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Care Compare Refresh in Home Health with Home Health Agency SimiTree


Preview of April Care Compare refresh now available

A preview of the April refresh of Care Compare, with two new OASIS-based measures for home health public reporting, has been made available to home health providers by the Centers…

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Home Health Revenue Rises Home Health Agency SimiTree


Home Health Revenue from MA on the Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans accounted for an increasing percentage of total home health revenue throughout 2021, according to data from The Financial Monitor, SimiTree’s industry-leading data analytics and benchmarking tool.

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Medicare Advantage Contracts with Home Health Agency SimiTree


12 Tips for Managing Medicare Advantage Contracts

The bargaining table is the new frontier for home health and hospice agencies seeing increasing numbers of patients with Medicare Advantage plans.

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