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Election Impact on Home Care & Hospice – Regulation

from the National Association of Home Care (NAHC) Homecare: A Priority in Public Policy “Our aging population must have access to safe and affordable care. Because most seniors desire to age at home, we will make homecare a priority in public policy and will implement programs to protect against elder abuse.” — Statement from the […]

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CMS Issues G-Codes to Differentiate RN and LPN visits for Hospice, Home Health

From NAHC: Different Codes for RN/LPN Visits will Facilitate Implementation of Hospice Payment Reforms On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittal 3378/Change Request 9369, providing Additional G-Codes Differentiating Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the Home Health and Hospice Settings. The issuance of these two […]

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Congress Issues Report to CMS Asking it to Justify its Face-to-Face Policy

As part of its analysis of the ongoing face-to-face issue, Inside Health Policy recently summed up the continuing frustration the home care and hospice community feel surrounding the face-to-face requirement: “[The Home Care] Industry has viewed the Affordable Care Act’s face-to-face requirements as flawed and unclear. As part of the face-to-face documentation, a physician narrative […]

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New ACA Employer Mandate Survey Continues: Survey Response Reminder

The employer mandate responsibilities In the Affordable Care Act are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. Employers of 100 or more full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) will be required to either offer a qualified health plan to all their full-time employees or face a potential financial penalty. For purposes of this law, a “full-time […]

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NAHC Lawsuit on Face-to-Face Physician Encounter Rule Advances

According to today’s NAHC Reports, the lawsuit challenging the face-to-face rule is advancing in Federal District Court. The Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss with the court arguing that the court does not have the power to hear the case. The Medicare Motion to Dismiss argues that NAHC failed to exhaust all […]

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