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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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Association makes recommendations to NH DHHS on Step 2 Managed Medicaid

Recently the Granite State Home Health Association made recommendations to Nicholas A. Toumpas, Commissioner of NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding Medicaid’s managed care program.  Member agencies actively participate in the Choices for Independence program, and believe the waiver program is an important option for many people to remain in their communities, close […]

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CMS Urged to Delay F2F Enforcement

Last week the Home Care Association of New Hampshire joined state home care associations across the nation to urge CMS to delay enforcement of the new Medicare Face to Face certifying requirements for physicians.  The letter sent to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner urged a phased-in approach to the new […]

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CMS Extends CoP Comment Period to January 7

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to accept public comments for an extra month on the proposed Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies after HCA and other industry stakeholders formally requested additional time to compile feedback on the rule. Comments were originally due on December 8, but CMS has now […]

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NH Medicaid Delays Managed Care Step 2

NH Medicaid has delayed roll-out of Step 2 of its care management program. The most recent timeline was January 1, 2015 for mandatory populations (including Katie Beckett kids) and April 1 for Choices for Independence and Nursing Facility clients. At last week’s Governor’s Commission on Medicaid Care Management, Commissioner Toumpas announced that enrollment for the […]

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