CMS Issues Billing Instructions for disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy devices

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request,13244 which  describes the billing requirements for the separate payment for disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (dNPWT) devices on home health claims. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 mandates that for calendar year (CY) 2024, the separate payment amount for an applicable dNPWT device […]

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Innovation in Home-Based Technology

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This webinar is brought to you by HHFMA/NAHC and co-hosted by HCTAC. Care-at-Home providers have been early innovators, utilizing technology in homes since the early 90’s. The pandemic impacted the use of telehealth, in some cases resulting in new, non-homecare providers deploying telehealth and bypassing our providers.  What is the current state of innovation and adoption […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model Update

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There are two (2) versions of the quarterly IPRs: a Preliminary IPR and a Final IPR. The Preliminary IPR provides an HHA with an opportunity to submit a recalculation request for applicable measures and interim performance scores if the agency believes there is evidence of a discrepancy in the calculation. Please note, the recalculation request […]

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CMS Finalizes More Change to Provider Enrollment

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On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. In the rule, CMS finalized several changes to the Medicare provider enrollment requirements that apply to all provider types,including home health and hospice providers. Below is a summary of the Medicare provider enrollment […]

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MACPAC Examines Medicaid HCBS Policy and Payment

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On Friday, November 3rd, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission discussed two important issues related to home and community-based services (HCBS). First, the Commission examined the statutory and regulatory requirements placed on the variety of HCBS authorities, including 1915(c) waivers, 1915(i), 1915(k), and 1915(j). The discussion focused on how the requirements, such as […]

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Tomorrow! CMS Hospice November Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Tuesday, November 14 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. ET to share hospice-related updates around the Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PS) Final Rule published on November 1. CMS will discuss the following topics during the webinar: […]

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Home Care & Hospice Month: Our Veterans

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On November 11 the United States honors its veterans with Veterans Day, a national holiday. However, making sure our veterans receive the care and recognition they have earned should involve a lot more than a federal holiday in the second week of November. Those who have made great sacrifices deserve proper care when they come […]

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2023 Home Care Chartbook, Illustrates New and Changing Trends in Home Care

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The Research Institute for Home Care (RIHC or the Institute) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) are excited to announce the release of the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook. Highlighting the vital role home care plays in caring for an aging demographic, the Chartbook provides a look at the patients being served […]

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NAHC Thanks Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Years of Strong Advocacy

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On October 30, 2023, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) announced that he will be retiring from Congress after his current term is up at the end of 2024. Representative Blumenauer has been, and remains, one of the most passionate and steadfast champions for improving end-of-life and serious illness care, and the opportunity for care in the […]

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