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The FAQs explain key terms and essential elements of the Expanded HHVBP Model, helping home health agencies navigate the program effectively

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This edition covers a range of issues including disputes over opioid settlements, Medicaid terminations, proposed rules on facial coverings, and collaboration between long-term care associations

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This update allows the use of "pseudo-patients" in training scenarios where actual patients do not exhibit all the conditions covered in the curriculum

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Discover the latest insights and updates from the home care industry nationwide

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Governor DeSantis is seeking individuals who possess executive-level experience in health care organizations, hold nursing or physician licenses, represent the long-term care facility industry, or advocate for health care patients' interests within the state

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Survey responses are due by the end of the day on May 29, 2024

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Industry professionals urged to continue advocacy efforts to safeguard against further Medicare cuts

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OASIS-E1 is slated to take effect on January 1, 2025

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As part of the extension, CMS will remove "Choice 3: Minimal Review with 25% Payment Reduction" from the initial choice selections

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Effective April 17, 2024, trainees will receive a formal DOEA-branded certificate upon completing the training

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The transition to Acentra Health is expected to be completed by Fall 2024

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New regulation raises salary minimums for exempt workers, sparks debate over methodology and litigation risks

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Spanish language training video now available

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The final rule mandates at least 80% of Medicaid HCBS payments to go to direct care worker compensation

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HCAF effectively advocated for the passage of SB 2510 during the 2023 Florida Legislative Session

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Five health plans selected serve Medicaid population effective October 1, 2024

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Public hearings scheduled to gather feedback on new regulations

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Medicaid providers are encouraged to participate in upcoming rule workshops and submit feedback

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Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 2 PM ET for home health policy updates

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MedPAC unanimously recommends a 7% reduction in Medicare home health payments, while MACPAC calls for enhanced transparency and access in Medicaid managed care

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The survey focuses on the operational and financial dynamics between home health agencies and Medicare Advantage health plans

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CMS announced the availability of accelerated payments to Medicare Part A providers and advance payments to Part B suppliers affected by claims disruptions due to the cyberattack

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Discover the latest insights and updates from the home care industry nationwide

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The Direct Care Workforce Strategies Center will provide intensive technical assistance to state agencies and facilitate peer-learning collaboratives

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Applicants must register an AHCA portal account to apply online

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The updated deadline for submitting nurse information for PDN services is now March 1, 2024

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Register today for timely Medicare home health provider updates!

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Alliant Health Solutions and collaborators launch comprehensive resource for providers and patients

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Senate President Kathleen Passidomo's initiative receives widespread support despite $116 million in funding reductions through amendments

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The town halls, each focusing on a specific specialty area, offer valuable insights and information to enhance your understanding of various topics

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Florida Senate unanimously approves Live Healthy health care package

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MedPAC's recommendation sparks concerns over significant spending reductions and puts the spotlight on advocacy for home health care support

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The final rule, which replaces the 2021 independent contractor rule, takes effect on March 11, 2024

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The rule development workshop will take place on Thursday, January 11 at 2 PM ET

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The report sheds light on the TEP’s input regarding health equity approaches, performance measures, measure weights, and performance reporting within the Expanded HHVBP Model

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Pivotal legislation aligns with HCAF's 2024 Florida Legislative Session priorities

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Over 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were distributed in the scheme

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Senate President Passidomo unveils "Live Healthy" initiative as committees discuss key legislation and budget proposals

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The mileage rate increases to 67 cents a mile, up 1.5 cents from 2023

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Spending on home health care amounted to $132.9 billion, propelled by contributions from private health insurance, out-of-pocket expenses, and Medicaid.

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Guidance emphasizes the potential of nurse registries and highlights significant federal funding from ARPA

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Kaiser Family Foundation report reveals national trends and sheds light on Florida's struggles

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AHCA announces temporary adjustment to payment schedule, returns to normal on January 11, 2024

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The updated final rule regarding the submission of workplace injury and illness information to OSHA will take effect on January 1, 2024

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Unanimous recommendation marks MedPAC's fifth consecutive year proposing Medicare home health rate cuts

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A public rulemaking hearing on the program is anticipated in early January 2024

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Budget highlights include $303.4 million for Medicaid provider reimbursement rate increases

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Home health agencies, along with other providers, will need to submit information on pay, benefits, turnover, and vacancy rates for nurses and direct care workers upon license renewal

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A roundup of recent home care industry news and views from across the country

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The recently mandated one-hour training video is now accessible online at no cost for affected long-term care providers, including home health agencies

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The update includes the introduction of a new claims-based measure

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Florida, positioned at 43rd place in the national ranking, falls into the fourth tier, among 11 states

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The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET, will address the potential impact of proposed health care workforce regulations on access to care

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The deadline for providers to submit comments is 5:00 PM ET on November 9, 2023

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Reports provide insights into outcome disparities related to social risk factors, such as Medicare-Medicaid dual enrollment status and patient race/ethnicity

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The report showcases the difficulty providers have had when tracking the various telehealth policy changes and related requirements that have occurred as a result of the PHE

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SB 152 will pave the way for enhanced support systems aimed at children and adolescents who find themselves in caregiving roles for family members requiring assistance

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SB 152 is designed to provide support to caregiving youth across the state in light of the ongoing health care workforce shortage

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The latest announcements and events for Medicare home health providers

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“I’m really tired of talking about payment policy and payment rates but it’s still essential to do so,” William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice told members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care

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Guest article courtesy of Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

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The update includes ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes effective from October 1, 2023

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The system provides essential patient data through various applications in times of emergency declaration

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Important updates for Medicaid providers and encounters processing

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The Biden administration issues waivers for health care providers, special enrollment opportunities for hurricane victims, and more

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Small businesses are eligible to secure short-term, interest-free loans of up to $50,000

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Medicaid provider issues and the upcoming 2024 Florida legislative session were among the discussion topics

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AHCA to hold a rule development workshop on September 7 at 2 PM ET

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Take the pre-knowledge check, register, and submit your questions today

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21-day comment period ends on September 5 ahead of a final rule hearing on September 14

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Vital legislation introduced on August 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives

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PEPPER is an educational tool that summarizes provider-specific data statistics for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments

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Get the latest home care industry news from around the country

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The purpose of these webinars is to provide assistance to Medicare home health providers who are new to the Review Choice Demonstration

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Under new law, private employers with 25 or more employees must utilize the federal E-Verify system for all new hires, effective July 1, 2023

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About 140 children in the Medicaid program are in three nursing homes in Broward and Pinellas counties, according to the ruling

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HCAF was an original plaintiff in the nearly year-long dispute

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This program is designed to honor home health agencies that go above and beyond in delivering exceptional care and services to their patients/clients

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HCAF expressed concern about the proposal to allocate at least 80% of Medicaid payments for personal care services, homemaker services, and home health aide services to direct care workforce compensation

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The draft of the proposed payment rule is expected to be officially published on July 10

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The deadline, initially June 30, is now December 31, 2023

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Completing the survey is mandatory for home health agencies during each biennial renewal, and failure to submit it will lead to licensure denial

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New federal legislation would prevent CMS from implementing the -7.85% reduction in 2024

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Get the latest home care industry news from around the country

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53% of Medicare-certified home health agencies retrieved the report as of the fourth quarter of 2021

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CMS to hold live-stream webinar on the July 2023 Interim Performance Report next month

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Health care providers among the sectors targeted in ransomware attacks

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Access resources to submit your comments by July 3, 2023

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Medicaid managed care plans are in the process of distributing

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ACTs are intended to open the communication channels between Medicare home health providers and Palmetto GBA

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Final rule also enhances focus on quality measures for Medicare providers

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There is an expectation that the season will be less active than in previous years, however, competing factors have added greater uncertainty to the seasonal forecast

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Join home care advocates on Capitol Hill on September 19-20, 2023!

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters

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Medicaid HCBS providers face June 30, 2023, spending deadline

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The finalized rules allow a registered nurse to delegate additional tasks to certified nursing assistants and home health aides

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Get the latest before the Public Health Emergency expires on May 11, 2023!

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Posters with updated Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act information become effective on May 2, 2023

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Provisions most important for home health providers relate to acceptable coverage criteria, prior authorization, utilization management, behavioral health, marketing, and health equity

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CMS proposes to require that at least 80% of all Medicaid payments be spent on compensation to direct care workers

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For this refresh, the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters

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A variety of data elements from over 11,000 home health agencies are now publicly available

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Mandatory use of the new form begins on June 30, 2023

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Agenda topics include updates on the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model, QAO Performance Reports, and more

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3.95% reduction in Medicare home health payments for 2023 prompted Congress to mandate the webinar

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Program designates awards to well-performing home health agencies based on survey performance and other criteria

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Stakeholder feedback is welcome on regulations allowing direct care workers to perform additional tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse

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COVID-19 public health emergency scheduled to end on May 11, 2023

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Florida Community Care EVV services to transition to HHAeXchange effective April 3, 2023

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Home Health Prospective Payment System Grouper Software April 2023 update released, PDGM claim edit enhancements revised

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The webinar will provide an overview of behavior changes, the construction of 60-day episodes, and payment rate development

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Tools, news, and timely insights for Medicare home health agencies

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Several topics are clarified in the fact sheet, including vaccines, testing, and treatments, telehealth services, and access to health care

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Home care advocates unite to share real-world stories about how home care has benefited your patients/clients

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Ask Congress to enhance investments in Medicaid home care services with just a few clicks of your mouse!

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7 members of Florida's 29-member delegation selected to serve on key committees

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Agenda topics include the 2023 payment rule, updates on value-based purchasing and quality reporting, and more

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Take the survey by March 31, 2023

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Biden administration releases updated fact sheets and other supporting resources to prepare for changes that will occur beginning on May 11

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3 now-shuttered South Florida nursing schools sold more than $100 million worth of fake nursing diplomas, leading authorities to charge more than two dozen people, according to federal prosecutors

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Reporting Period 4 deadline to submit a report is March 31, 2023

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Home health agencies will be required to complete the survey at every license renewal

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Ending the PHE to change how the virus is treated, downgrading it from a pandemic to an endemic public health threat to be managed through the standard actions of the federal government

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The legislation seeks to invest in Medicaid home- and community-based services and expand access to telehealth services

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Public comments due by March 10, 2023

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Topics discussed include Medicare payment policy, value-based purchasing, quality updates, and more

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New resource provides an update for reporting claims-based quality measures and more

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90-day extension effective January 11, 2023

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Agenda includes the Expanded HHVBP Model, OASIS-E, and more

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The Research Institute for Home Care 2022 Home Care Chartbook provides a detailed overview of the home health landscape that includes data on demographics and organizational trends

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Business use increases by 3 cents per mile

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Agency to create new rules within Chapter 59A-8 of the Florida Administrative Code

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Legislation has implications for Medicare home health providers

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Commission found that Medicare home health agencies had a 24.9% average profit margin in 2021

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OASIS-E is effective January 1, 2023

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Voting closes at 5:00 PM ET on December 21, 2022

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Updates discussed include the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model, claims processing changes, and the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems for Medicare providers

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State lawmakers will convene the next Florida Legislative Session on March 7, 2023

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Key topics include the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program

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Please complete a brief survey about the Medicaid minimum wage mandate

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Exit marks the first secretary-level departure in the DeSantis administration

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Public comments welcome as health plans prepare to bid for contracts

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Additional doctor and clinician facility affiliation information now included

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Most recent extension of the PHE occurred on October 13, 2022

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Reports provide data on home health agency quality measure performance in comparison to providers nationally within peer cohorts

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Agenda topics include the 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment Rate Update Final Rule, Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, and more

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CMS to enact $635 million behavioral rate cut for home health agencies next year

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Home Health Quality Reporting Program exceptions granted for Q3-2022 and Q4-2022

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Agenda includes a panel discussion on streamlining delivery of home- and community-based services

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Providers and stakeholders are welcome to participate in the workshops either in-person or by phone

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Extension ensures that policies for home health providers will continue

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CMS will identify error conditions, send new informational responses, and reprocess some Notices of Admission

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New rule seeks to preserve essential worker rights and provide consistency for regulated entities, including home health agencies and nurse registries

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Fines come as enrollment in the Medicaid managed care plans reaches an all-time high

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CMS is accused of improperly administering Medicare's home health benefit in a class action lawsuit

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Take action to enhance investments in Medicaid HCBS with just a few clicks of your mouse!

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E-PLUS is a cloud-based software solution built for public health, emergency management authorities, and other entities to fill information gaps during public health emergencies and disasters

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Reports reflect results from CAHPS surveys conducted between April 2021 and March 2022

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Medicare Notice of Admission and home health updates on the agenda

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Fee-for-service home health providers can apply for a waiver on the Hurricane Ian 1135 waiver web portal

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AHCA adjusts Medicaid reimbursement rates prior to the October 1 implementation of the $15 minimum wage mandate

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Topics discussed included value-based purchasing, quality reporting, and provider preview reports

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Value-based purchasing, quality reporting updates among agenda items

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U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Miami), and Gus Bilirakis (Palm Harbor) back the Preserving Access to Home Health Act

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Letter calls on Governor DeSantis to maintain access to care for our most vulnerable citizens and foster a strong network of Medicaid providers in Florida

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Performance report webinar recording, August FAQs, new resources posted

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Home health and hospice face-to-face telehealth waivers to remain in effect through the 151st day following the end of the public health emergency

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47% of Florida home health agencies downloaded the report as of Q4-2021

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Most waivers and broad flexibilities to terminate at the eventual end of the PHE

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Certain provisions in H.R.4826 particular would come at a cost for home care providers that would likely result in loss of access to care or increased financial burden on their patients

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OSHA plans to publish a notice in the Federal Register to implement the ETS

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Download a customizable template to submit for your organization

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Learn about the two expanded performance feedback reports by registering now

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The minimum wage for Medicaid workers will increase to $15 on October 1, 2022

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2023 Medicare payment rule proposal on the agenda

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AHCA finalizing fee schedules as managed care plans prepare to increase provider payments

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Tell your elected officials to support the Preserving Access to Home Health Act!

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New measures will help ensure people with Medicaid receive high-quality, cost-effective, person-centered services in the setting of their choice

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Document provides guidance on OASIS questions that were received by Medicare help desks

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New regulations coming soon that govern the training and delegation of tasks by registered nurses to home health agency staff

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Two new target areas for home health announced

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Register now for a free webinar on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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Questions asked and answered as state prepares to distribute funds

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Agenda included 2023 home health proposed rule

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Proposed rule would reduce payment rates by 4.2%, or $810 million less than 2022 rates

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Federal government recently announced deadline extension through March 2025

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Recent gasoline price increases spur increase

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Medicare officials still deliberating requirements for non-physician practitioners to document their scope of practice and relationships with physicians

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Share your story and make a difference!

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Program to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to more than 50 professionals when buying their first home beginning June 1, 2022

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Advisory lays out recommendations for health care organizations, insurers, technology companies, policymakers, academic institutions, researchers, and communities to address health worker burnout and ensure their well-being

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Joint letter co-signed by more than 200 organizations across the nation

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OASIS-E goes into effect on January 1, 2023

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Access on-demand video and written resources courtesy of CMS

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Effective April 1, 2022, the 1% sequestration payment adjustment will be applied for claims with dates of services from April 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022

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Weigh in on Medicaid, state policies to help HCAF effectively advocate for the provider community

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Report shows that total performance scores were 7% higher among agencies in HHVBP states than agencies in non-HHVBP states in 2020

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Topics discussed include OASIS-E, Public Reporting, Home Health CAHPS, and Value-Based Purchasing

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Part C plans must use cost sharing that does not exceed cost sharing in original Medicare for home health services for plans with a mandatory maximum out-of-pocket amount

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Renewal ensures health care providers have continued flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

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AHCA has yet to announce the distribution formula that it will use to disburse the funds or when providers can expect to receive them, despite the application period ending two months ago tomorrow

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From Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET, providers who did not submit their Reporting Period 1 report by the deadline may request to submit a late report if certain extenuating circumstances exist

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Agenda includes home health and hospice quality and public reporting updates

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CMS anticipates April 4, 2022, as the implementation date of the fix

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Recapping Policy Outcomes That Impact the Florida Home Care Providers

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The deadline to use these Period 2 funds was December 31, 2021

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HCAF announces new online form to streamline provider feedback about state-level issues

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Comment Deadline is April 22, 2022

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Regulatory hearing to take place online on April 27, 2022

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Providers encouraged to carefully review the "Services Provided" values that display on these reports

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Package extends existing telehealth flexibilities for 151 days beyond the end of the public health emergency

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The Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2022 (H.R. 6823) would expand and improve expand the home- and community-based services programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs

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All signs point to an on-time departure for the Florida Legislature this coming Friday as House and Senate budget negotiators worked over the weekend to put the finishing touches on a new spending plan

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Effective April 1, 2022, any claims subject to pre-claim review (PCR) that are submitted without a PCR decision will be subject to the 25% payment reduction

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Legislators approve Senate proposal for $273.6 million increase to Medicaid rates, raising employee wages to at least $15 an hour

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OASIS, claims processing issues, and more updates for Medicare home health agencies

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Agenda includes claims processing, CAHPS, and quality reporting updates for home health providers

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2,479 home- and community-based services providers submit application to receive one-time federal funding

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New assessment tool is effective January 1, 2023

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Legislation Now Awaits Governor DeSantis' Approval

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Programs will provide an in-home or smaller care setting than traditional institutionalized long-term care for veterans

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In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General found that Medicare improperly paid some claims for home health services with 5–7 visits in a payment episode

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OMB approval still required and expected later this year

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Agencies must submit an exemption request by March 31, 2022

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Program integrity policies added, references to RAPs removed

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State legislative budget proposals to be announced this week

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We're entering the third week of the 2022 Legislative Session, so it is a busy time in this policy sphere

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Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the largest health care at home study to date

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CMS email incorrectly stated that reports would be available on January 12

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Flexibilities for Medicare and Medicaid providers granted an additional 90 days

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The long-awaited decisions regarding the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates have finally arrived from the U.S. Supreme Court

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Access the bimonthly newsletter for post-acute care providers from the Medicare Beneficiary- and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for 29 states

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As federal vaccination mandate regulations near enforcement, a decision from the Court is expected very soon

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Stay ahead of the curve and in the know with these recent home care news stories

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Florida Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers are advised to act quickly to put into place policies and procedures to comply with the mandate

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All providers must apply by February 14, 2022

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The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act preserves almost $2 billion in payments

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Medicare quality reporting and OASIS updates for home health agencies

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State survey agency directors that it has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the vaccine mandate rule due to the preliminary injunctions that are in effect

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Medicare's Supplemental Medical Review Contractor conducting post-payment review of claims for home health services billed on dates of service from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

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10 states win a temporary injunction as Florida legal challenge makes its way to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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The roughly $1.7 trillion social spending package contains substantial implications for the future of home and community-based services in the United States, as well as training and development of the direct care workforce

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Exemption forms now available for workers following the recent special legislative session

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Experts warn that employers should be prepared to respond quickly to achieve compliance that should be necessary in the future

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State to invest more than $669 million to directly address ongoing workforce challenges

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Claims processing issues, quality reporting updates, and more for home health providers

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HCAF's months-long advocacy efforts result in one-time provider stipends and worker retention payments

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Letter comes after multiple meetings with state health policy officials about costly, unnecessary enrollment requirements

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Home health payment rates to increase by 2.6% with no change to the behavioral adjustment as the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing demonstration expands nationwide

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Facilities that receive a letter of non-compliance may submit a request for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than 11:59 PM ET on November 10, 2021

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This latest renewal will last for 90 days, at which point it will lapse or be renewed again

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Federal government to host webcasts to offer guidance to providers

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Medicare Claims Processing Updates Specific to the Notice of Admission and Patient Discharge Status

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Palmetto GBA announced the program began again effective September 1, 2021

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“We have dodged some RCD bullets over and over again,” Bobby Lolley, Executive Director of HCAF, told Home Health Care News

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The CY 2022 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule will be reviewed, among other topics relevant to Medicare providers

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Health care providers are encouraged to use this new website to understand the threat of ransomware, mitigate risk, and in the event of an attack, know what steps to take next

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Changes are primarily a reorganization of the material, clarifications, and updates

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How high will Medicaid enrollment go?

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Three new target areas have been added to address new risks associated with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model

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Funding will help health care organizations establish a culture of wellness among the workforce and will support training efforts that build resiliency

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Plan calls for stipends and retention payments to recruit new workers and increase the retention rates of the direct care workforce

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During the period of the emergency standard, covered health care employers must develop and implement a COVID-19 plan to identify and control COVID-19 hazards in the workplace

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Federal government announces limited extension on providers’ use of funds and additional clarification on reporting requirements

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Effective June 8, Medicare will pay providers an additional $35 per dose for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the home for certain beneficiaries who have difficulties leaving their homes or are hard to reach

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2016-2019 Medicare savings totaled more than $600 million

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Medicare Administrative Contractors may now begin conducting post-payment medical review for later dates of services

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