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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 6

[02/06/17]

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Emergency Preparedness, Organization and Administration of Services, Personnel Qualifications and Clinical Records. This is the sixth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 5

[02/01/17]

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Patient Rights (part 2). This is the fifth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 4

[01/30/17]

Posted on January 30, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Patient Rights. This is the fourth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health CoPs in... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 3

[01/26/17]

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Infection Control and Prevention; Skilled Professional Services; and Home Health Aide Services. This is the third article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 2

[01/20/17]

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Release of Patient Identifiable OASIS information, Reporting OASIS Information and Comprehensive Assessment of Patients; and Care Planning, Coordination of Services and Quality of Care. This is the second article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 1

[01/17/17]

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Condition This is the first article in a series discussing CMS’s pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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After More Than Two Years, CMS Releases Final Home Health CoPs

[01/10/17]

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This time things are really going to change. On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule 2016: Ready or Not, Here Comes Value-Based Purchasing

[11/03/15]

Posted on November 3, 2015 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, CMS issued the pre-publication copy of the final home health PPS rule for CY 2016 (“the Rule”).  The Rule adopts most of the proposals from July but makes a few key changes. Rates, Payments and Home Health Spending Although CMS makes several key changes to the final rule, CMS... READ MORE

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HHPPS FY 2016 Proposed Rule

[07/13/15]

Posted on July 13, 2015 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Robert W. Markette

Value-Based Purchasing Comes to Home Care On Monday, July 6, CMS issued the pre-publication copy of the proposed FY 2016 Home Health PPS Rule (the “Proposed Rule”).  The Proposed Rule will impose further cuts to home health reimbursement.  This is done in part through a continued application of the Affordable Care Act rebasing, which... READ MORE

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MedPAC Report to Congress 2015: Oops, They Did It Again

[04/01/15]

Posted on April 1, 2015 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Robert W. Markette

On March 13, 2015, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) released its annual report to Congress (“Report”). The Report contains MedPAC’s recommendation for improvements to Medicare payments to providers as well as recommendations on controls to help combat fraud and waste. As usual, MedPAC has concerns about home health and hospice and makes a... READ MORE

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