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Many Hospices Not Taking The NOE Problem Seriously(7/20/2016)
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(7/20/2016)
"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(7/20/2016)
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(7/20/2016)
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(7/20/2016)
"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(7/13/2016)
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(7/13/2016)
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.
Second Round of Medicare Validation Worse Than the First(7/13/2016)
This June bulletin from CMS seems benign on the surface but there are dangers lurking underneath. We asked longtime home health financial consultant Jim Plonsey to shine some light on those dangers for us.
Procura Healthcare Software Acquires Suncoast Solutions(7/6/2016)
The two companies are describing this acquisition as one that will combine decades of healthcare technology expertise with decades of hospice business expertise.
Fueled by $12M Investment, Consolo Services Group Aims to Transform Hospice Software Market(6/29/2016)
In a crowded field of hospice EMR providers, Consolo has its sites set on the front row with mileage management, business intelligence, and data analytics.
Agency Owner Finds Silver Lining in SCOTUS Support of Wage Rules(6/29/2016)
Guest author Jeffrey Grossman, Esq., considers the positive impacts of new wage protections on agency bottom lines.
IRS Notice 2016-40 Extends WOTC Transition Relief for 3 Additional Months(6/29/2016)
WOTC Tax Credits are typically worth $2,400 to $9,600 per employee. For-profit organizations should apply by September 28 to receive a credit for all employees hired since 1/1/15.

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