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Report Suggests For-Profit Hospices Utilize Longer Periods of Service

[02/27/14]

Posted on February 27, 2014 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Earlier this week, McKnight’s reported on a study from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York relating to the length of stay at for-profit versus nonprofit hospice providers.  This study showed that, of the 600 Medicare certified hospices nationwide, for-profit hospices were more likely to have patients with a longer expected stay than... READ MORE

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What Risk Categories Mean to Providers and Suppliers

[08/13/11]

Posted on August 13, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Earlier this week, we highlighted the implementation by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of enrollment revalidations and screening categories, and which categories CMS places certain long-term care providers. It is important for providers and suppliers to understand what each screening category (limited, moderate, or high) entails and be aware of any events... READ MORE

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Hospice Contracts With Assisted Living Facilities

[07/07/11]

Posted on July 7, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

When the new hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) became effective in Decmeber of 2008 there was a provision in the CoPs stating a hospice must have an agreement with a nursing home if the hospice provides services in the nursing home.  While it was a standard business practice for hospices to have agreements with nursing homes prior... READ MORE

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Some Long-Term Care Facilities Exempt from Movie Licensing Fees under Agreement

[07/06/11]

Posted on July 6, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Motion Picture License Corporation (MPLC) has reached an agreement with long-term care advocacy groups to exempt certain facilities from licensing fees when showing movies for residents. Under the United States Copyright Act, a “public performance” of copyrighted materials, including movies, traditionally requires a separate license.  The MPLC has reached an agreement with the... READ MORE

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