NAHC urges providers to adhere to CMS mandate as industry braces for omicron

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As the home care field was reeling over the fate of the federal vaccine mandate and the new threatening COVID-19 strain, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Wednesday told providers to continue to recognize the CMS mandate. “We are advising NAHC members to continue to undertake, in good faith, all necessary measures to […]

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‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst’: How Providers Should Plan Around the CMS Mandate Freeze

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The initial health care worker vaccine mandate laid out by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was a cause for confusion for some home health providers when it was announced officially in early November. Now that a nationwide injunction has been issued by a federal judge with key deadlines rapidly approaching, that confusion has only […]

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What You Need to Know to Prepare for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing partners with guidance and resources as they plan for the eventual end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the Medicaid continuous coverage condition established under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In line with that commitment, CMS will be communicating early and often with states and other […]

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Staying Safe at the Biggest Event of the Year

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The 2022 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, October 23-25, will be the biggest industry event of the year, attracting the most important executives, managers, and clinicians in home care, home health, and hospice. Having all those people in one place during a pandemic makes it very important that we […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: iQIES Update

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Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2023 Refresh For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. The HH QRP claims-based measures, with the exception of PPR, have been updated for this refresh and are now based on the […]

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