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CMS Postpones Pre-Claim
To many, CMS's decision to postpone implementation of the Pre-Claim Review experiment in Texas, Florida, Michigan, and Massachusetts does not come as a surprise. Poorly trained reviewers make so many mistakes, it may be wise to turn the program off in Illinois as well, where it has already begun but is not working.
Illinois Home Health Providers Frustrated, Angry, But Not Powerless
Almost everything that can go wrong has gone wrong in the first state burdened with poorly planned Pre-Claim Review experiment.
Home Health Providers Bear Some Responsibility Too
In marriage and in Medicare, there are always two valid sides to every argument. Just because most of the blame for the Illinois fiasco can be attributed to PGBA does not mean that HHAs are blameless. Those who intend to be in business next year must set the bar higher for employees who create, review, and submit clinical documentation.
Texas Association Urges Members to Continue PCR Training
In spite of the announced PCR delay, the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice is warning its members to remain vigilant and continue preparing, saying, "PCR is still coming."
Netsmart Urges Senate Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Bill
Netsmart, along with its new corporate entity the former Allscripts Home Care, is urging everyone in post-acute care to talk to their U.S. Senators about bills to support behavioral health services and finally bring Meaningful Use funds for EMR implementation in the post-acute space.
Off-Site Patient Tracking and Tele-Caregiving: A Look at the “Live Expert®” System
Chicago-based telehealth company introduces one-touch video visit technology to simplify use by seniors.
Victory Home Care, Arizona, Selects Medocity Mobile Patient Engagement Platform
"The only way we will reduce costs for home care patients is with engaging mobile applications that can inform an agency what is happening when they are not there." -- Medocity's Scott Herrmann

Notable Upcoming Conferences:


Home Care Sales and Marketing Society *
6th Annual Conference

Learn tactics and techniques for gaining more patients and clients. This year, two breakout tracks: "Field Sales Tactics" and "Internal Operational Excellence: Intake, Admissions and Inquiry."

October 6-7
Bally's Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas
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Hot Issues for Home Care & Hospice Conference

Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
October 13
Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort
San Antonio

Information and registration


Annual Meeting *
National Association for Home Care and Hospice

October 23-25
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando

Information and Registration


Pre-Claim Revue Implementation
Palmetto GBA and CGS Tours Texas in Partnership with TAHC&H

Multiple Locations:
October 11 – McAllen
October 13 – San Antonio
November 16 – Houston
November 17 – Dallas
Details for each conference


HCSSA Administrator Program

Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
November 14-16
Westin Galleria Hotel
Houston

Information and registration


Pre-Claim Revue Seminars
Presented by QIRT
Seminars and webinars will be offered in the pilot states in advance of each state's pre-claim start date.

  • Florida seminars in September (PCR roll out date:October 1, 2016)
  • Texas seminars in November (PCR roll out date: December 1, 2016
  • Michigan and Massachusetts seminars in December (PCR roll out date: January 1, 2017)

QIRT.com


*HCTR will see you there.