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CMS Publishes Final Rule for 2017 Medicare Home Health Rates

Yesterday, October 31st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final rule regarding changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) for Calendar Year (CY) 2017. The final rule also includes payment policy provisions, updates to the home health quality reporting program (HHQRP) and proposed changes to the Home Health […]

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Volunteers Needed on CMS’s Technical Expert Panel

Project Title: Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) Technical Expert Panel Dates: August 21st 2015 Project Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Abt Associates to develop and maintain quality measures for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP). The contract name is Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Quality […]

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Share Your Expertise at Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts – Who Should Submit The VNAA welcomes individual professionals and/or groups committed to supporting, promoting and advancing nonprofit home healthcare and hospice organizations to submit an abstract. This includes organizational leaders, managers and staff, practicing clinicians including medical directors, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, public health professionals and academics. […]

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VNAA Seeks National Award Nominations

The VNAA Awards Committee is pleased to launch the 2015 VNAA National Awards nominations. Each year, VNAA recognizes individuals from affiliate member agencies who have made significant and meaningful contributions to advancing nonprofit home healthcare and hospice agencies. There are five National Awards recognizing one outstanding individual in each of the following categories: Outstanding Agency […]

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