Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Reports: Medicare Advantage Plans Improperly Denying Claims

Medicare Advantage plans are improperly denying medical insurance claims to patients and physicians, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a separate report in the New York Times. Roughly 20 million people, about one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries, are covered…

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A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Review of Medicare’s Oversight of Accrediting Organizations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality, Safety, and Oversight Group recently released a memo to all state survey agency directors regarding the FY2017 Report to Congress:  Review of Medicare’s Program Oversight of Accrediting Organizations (AOs) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Validation Program. The CMS annual Report to Congress (RTC)…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Monday, October 15, 2018

MedPAC Examines Post-Acute Payment Systems

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC or the Commission) examined post-acute payment systems in an October 5, 2018 a session entitled, Episode-based payments and outcome measures under a unified payment system for post-acute care. Currently, many similar patients are treated in four settings— home health agencies (HHAs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and…

Effective Advocacy: Getting Staffers on Your Side

Previously in this series: Part 1: Home Health and Hospice Need Millions of Advocates. Join the Fight! Part 2: Effective Advocacy: Where and How NAHC Report’s ongoing series of articles on effective advocacy has implored you to join the fight and given you the basic nuts and bolts of how to advocate for home health…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Friday, October 12, 2018

Learn How to Use the New Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System

On May 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the new Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system; over 2,000 cost reports were submitted through the system in the first month. For FYs ending on or after December 31, 2017, you can electronically submit your cost report package to your Medicare Administrative Contractor through…

New Medicare Card: MBI on Remittance Advice from October

As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April, with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) replacing the Social Security Numbers. The cards, which were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, will be mailed out…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Thursday, October 11, 2018

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…