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Five Stars in Home Health – Not Enough for the Long Haul

Most home health agency leaders aspire for 5-star ratings at their agencies. Of course, in the short run, they are a very good thing – a great beginning However, these ratings are not nearly [...]

Delivering Great Value for Home Care Referral Sources

Post-Acute Collaborative: 3 Secrets for Delivering for Your Referral Sources  Alliances and partnerships are critical in healthcare today. Home health, private duty, palliative care providers, [...]

Home Health Final Rule for cy2018

2018 Home Health Final Rule The recently released Home Health Final Rule provides several updates the Medicare prospective payment systems (PPS) rates and wage index for calendar year 2018. [...]

Hospice Quality Reporting (HQRP) Data and Trends

The Data is in- Quality Reporting in Hospice (HQRP) Although the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) began in August 2017 with the Hospice Item Set (HIS) scores being made public on the [...]

Home Healthcare, Hospice, and HIPAA: The Road to Compliance.

Expert Advice on Avoiding Violations and Building a Plan to Stay Compliant The road to HIPAA compliance is not straight and narrow, nor is it free of cracks, pot holes and obstructions. Oh, on [...]

All About the Home Health Groupings Model HHGM Proposed by CMS

CMS Surprises the Industry with Publication of the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) The home health industry was surprised earlier this year when CMS published the Home Health Groupings Model [...]

CMS Launches Hospice Compare

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) has launched Hospice Compare as part of a larger initiative aimed at helping consumers make more informed decisions about the healthcare they [...]

How to Survive Audits by Documenting Medical Necessity in Home Healthcare

On June 22nd, Jennifer Warfield from partner PPS Plus presented in the DeVero webinar series. This is a recap of that webinar. To view the webinar in its’ entirety, go to the webinar page. [...]

Home Health Proposed Rule issued for CY2018, but the big news is what’s in store for 2019

Proposed Rule Issued for 2018, But 2019 Would Bring Big Changes for Home Health Payment Model The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update [...]

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