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OIG Releases Investigative Advisory on Medicaid Fraud & Patient Harm Involving Personal Care Services

Personal care services came under the increasingly watchful eye of the Office of Inspector General this week, when the department released a scathing memo calling into question Medicaid reimbursements for non-medical services provided to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, light housework, medication management, meal preparation, and transportation. Although these services […]

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Congressional Budget Calls for CMS Report on F2F, Rebasing

The $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by the Congress includes ‘report language’ on the Medicare Home Health face-to-face (F2F) rule and Medicare home health rebasing. While ‘report language’ is non-binding, it nevertheless could have policy implications if implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Below is the language contained in the bill: […]

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New England Senators Send F2F Concerns to CMS

A bi-partisan Senate letter raising questions and concerns about Medicare medical reviews and F2F denials was sent to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner last week.  The letter was initiated by Senator Kelly Ayotte and co-signed by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with seven other Senators from Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut. “Home health agencies in our states are being overwhelmed […]

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CMS Releases Proposed 2015 PPS Changes

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the new proposed PPS changes that include changes for 2015 and introducing 2016 roll-out of Home Health (HH) Value-based Purchasing Model. Comment period is open from July 7 until September 2, 2014. 2015 Medicare Home Health PPS Proposal from CMS CMS has proposed eliminating the brief narrative […]

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