Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, Part 2: Government Audits and Investigations

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 2:00-3:00PM Eastern REGISTER FOR WEBINAR    REGISTER FOR SERIES It’s no longer a question of “if” you will be subject to a government audit or investigation, merely a question of “when.” So, prepare now to mitigate the damage and help avoid (or at least prolong) the inevitable. Unchecked billing errors […]

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Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, Part 1: Patient Acceptance & Discharge

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR More information about the series here. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce an important new webinar series, Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, which will cover the most timely and important legal issues […]

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Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, Part 1: Patient Acceptance & Discharge

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR More information about the series here. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce an important new webinar series, Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, which will cover the most timely and important legal issues […]

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Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, Part 1: Patient Acceptance & Discharge

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR More information about the series here. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce an important new webinar series, Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, which will cover the most timely and important legal issues […]

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How 3 New Dept of Labor Opinion Letters Can Help Your Agency

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) delivered a series of powerful shields to employers in the home health, hospice and home care industries in the form of three opinion letters.  These letters provide useful guidance on mileage reimbursement, the “salary plus” pay method that serves as an alternative to the “pay per visit” pay method, […]

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Fed Court Blocks Public Charge Regulation, Citing Pandemic

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A federal court has issued a temporary injunction that will in-effect block implementation of the public charge regulation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the injunction, as long as there is a public health emergency related to the pandemic, the regulation is barred from application, implementation, and enforcement. The public charge rule was initially proposed […]

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Supreme Court Clears Public Charge Rule, Possible Big Impact on Home-based Care

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On January 27, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule that is likely to make it more difficult for poor immigrants to receive green cards. The Department of Homeland Security rule, better known as the “Public Charge,” will allow the federal government […]

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‘Conscience Rule” Vacated

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As reported in NAHC Report in July 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to postpone the effective date of the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority  rule. The rule, commonly referred to as “the conscience rule”, was set to take effect in July and had been delayed […]

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11th Circuit Rules in Closely Watched Hospice False Claims Act Case

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Conflict in Clinical Judgment on Terminal Illness Does Not Constitute False Claim Recently the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued findings in a closely-watched whistleblower case from Alabama (United States of America versus AseraCare, Inc.) initially brought in 2008 that was vigorously pursued by the Department of Justice under the federal […]

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Critical Webinar on Legal Risks for Private Duty Home Care

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The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and Littler Mendelson are collaborating to offer a truly unique quarterly series of webinars focused on the challenges, opportunities, and risks for private duty home care operators. We hope you will join us for an informative session and complimentary focused on two separate issues creating headaches […]

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The Fast-Paced World of Vaccine Mandate Rules

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from our partners at Polsinelli The Biden Administration issued a Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Thursday, November 4th, which the Fifth Circuit halted on Saturday, November 13th, the Administration also issued a rule for certain healthcare providers accepting Medicare and Medicaid funding and it pushed back the compliance date for federal contractors […]

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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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