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Many Hospices Not Taking The NOE Problem Seriously
It may be that some of the mechanics of how to comply with CMS's Notice of Eligibility rule are unclear. We spoke with the CEO of a hospice software vendor to gain some clarification.
ChartaCloud Announces Agreement to Introduce OperaCare
"Don't submit what you can't defend," warns longtime OASIS trainer, marking the release of clinical guidance software built from his 17-year journey.
ContinuLink Offers EVV to Meet Texas Requirement
Not all Texas Medicaid home health providers are happy with the choices of Electronic Visit Verification vendors the state has given them. One EMR vendor with a number of Texas customers has done something to give them one more option.
Court Declares NAHC Violated Its Own By-Laws
The unfortunate story that began last October is nearly at an end. Joanne Cunningham and Laurie Neander were reinstated by a Washington DC Superior Court to the NAHC board as though their improper dismissal had never happened. Here is the complete story to this point.
HCA Updates Members After Winning NAHC Lawsuit
"HCA has been reasonable in its approach throughout," the Board of Directors of the Home Care Association of New York State informed its members last month. In a carefully worded announcement, HCANY related to HCA members its victory in a Washington DC Superior Court regarding the improper dismissal of two NAHC board members.
Over 300 Arrested for $900 Million in False Medicare Billing
Largest alleged loss amount in Strike Force history includes criminal fraud operations, not minor overpayments due to honest errors. Ohio joins Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, and California as one of the top home health Medicare crime centers. False billing also alleged in Louisiana and New York.
Revised Clinical Procedures Take HHA From Average to Five (Super) Star Status
Healthcare reform requires a different way of providing care, asserts Cathy Sorenson, administrator of Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services in Keene, New Hampshire. The new care practices she implemented, based on a program designed by Arnie Cisneros, rocketed her agency's case-mix index from .81 to 1.37, episode HHRG average from under $2,200 to over $3,600, and virtually eliminated claims denials.

Notable Upcoming Conferences:


 

47th Annual Meeting
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
August 10-11
Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center
Frisco, TX
www.tahch.org

 


*HCTR will see you there.