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CMS clarifies timeline for phasing out F2F telehealth allowances
Corrected guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may clear up confusion among home health and hospice providers regarding the continuing use of telehealth for face-to-face encounters…
No fallout from proposed rate cut, as market takes wait-and-see stance
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to levy a hefty behavioral adjustment on home health reimbursement in fiscal year 2023, a move projected by some industry advocates…
What do workers want … really?
By John Rabbia, PT, DPT, MS, MBA, COS-C Director, Operations Consulting Healthcare organizations across the country have been struggling to maintain staffing levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, an era commonly…
Use data to reduce audit risk
Is your home health or hospice agency effectively monitoring its own data to determine the risk of a Medicare or Medicaid payment-related audit? Data can help home health and hospice providers…
Quality focus: What is the ‘right’ level of investment?
Quality scores play an important role in home health and hospice, driving decisions by both payers and referral sources and prompting new scrutiny on how quality management spending impacts scores.
New G codes proposed for telehealth, but no pay
As Medicare looks to begin tracking the number of telehealth visits by discipline without offering any reimbursement to home health providers, SimiTree consultants say providers need to find other value…
Will home health rate cut be frozen?
Home health agencies are battening the hatches for Medicare’s proposed rate cut in 2023, with industry advocates cautioning that a 4.
CMS just corrected another NOA glitch
Almost eight months into Medicare’s requirement for a new Notice of Admission (NOA) for home health patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to sort out associated…
Quality reporting deadlines for hospice
Non-compliant hospices will see 2% penalty on Oct.