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HCTR Book Review: The Home Health Administrator's Handbook
This text should be in every healthcare at home agency, not on a bookshelf, on the administrator's desk.
Vendors and Consultants Concerned About Pre-Claim Review Rule
The more we get to know CMS's pre-claim review pilot, the more it becomes apparent that it will have some good consequences among all the disastrous ones.
Solutions for Our Fractured Health Care System
After watching the U.S. Healthcare system fall apart for 30 years, guest author Scott Herrmann just could not hold back any longer. He submitted these suggested solutions for your consideration.
Cedars-Sinai and HomeHero Partner to Launch "Safe Transition Home"
New program provides safe rides and transitions for patients between hospital and home as Cedars-Sinai invests in HomeHero.
CMS Tries to Justify Home Health Prior Authorization Rule
In its quest to quell Medicare fraud, CMS has imposed a new burden on honest and dishonest agencies alike in five states. This week, spokespersons tried to explain the new Pre-Approval of Claims process as a benefit to providers.
Data Analysis Underscores Value of Home Health in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model
In conjunction with Dobson | DaVanzo and Associates, the Alliance has released a new data analysis on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which found that the use of home health after a hospital stay is associated with cost effective care and lower readmission rates for Medicare patients who have undergone major joint replacement surgery. The analysis closely examines the distribution of discharges for patients from the hospital to various post-acute care (PAC) settings, the average Medicare payment per episode by first PAC setting, and the average readmission rate for related conditions.
Webinar to Offer Bundled Payment Insights
Industry veteran Ken Accardi to teach techniques for being successful under bundled payment plans.

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