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Home Health Care Management Report: Social Media Rankings Tied to Quality of Care

Home Health Care Management Report- Many home health agencies, hospitals, and other types of care providers have taken advantage of utilizing social media for marketing purposes. Creating pages on networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter has helped many agencies become more...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 30, 2015

Medicare News: $27.8 billion in Claims Fraud for 2014

Medicare News- Recently, the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program has announced that nearly $27.8 billion in fraudulent claims have been returned during fiscal year 2014. In a press release via CMS.gov, several of the details have been outlined regarding the efforts toward...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 25, 2015

Medicare News: House Proposes Deep Cuts in New Budget

Medicare News: On Tuesday, Republicans in the House of Representatives announced their proposed budget plan that would cut spending by $5.5 billion dollars. Among the deep cuts called for within the budget are healthcare-related, while increases in spending such as defense are...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 18, 2015

Home Health Care Policies: States Challenge Home Health Wage Block

Home Health Care Policies - On Monday, state officials in New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Mexico filed a case regarding minimum wage and overtime pay for home health workers. A brief in the filed case states that the Department of Labor does, in fact, have the authority...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 6, 2015

Study of Retirees Concludes that Home Health Care is Preferred

A new retirement study conducted by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave polled the preferences of retirees aged 50 or older to determine their preferred long-term care method. The results concluded that the majority chose prefer home health care within their own home as their primary chosen...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 4, 2015

Home Health Care Management : ICD-10 Testing Results Published

Late last week, CMS published results of the current end-to-end testing for the new ICD-10 coding system. Multiple stakeholders within the industry took part in the testing, including: providers, billing agencies, and equipment providers, and home health care management. CMS...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 2, 2015

Home Health Care Management : Latest Results for Value-Based Modifiers

Home Health Care Management- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the results from the first year’s implementation of the Value-based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier). The Value Modifier is a component of the Affordable Care Act and rewards physicians or...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Feb 27, 2015

How to Start a Home Health Care Agency: What is Medicare?

How to Start a Home Health Care Agency: For those seeking to start their own home health care agency, education is a crucial factor in attaining a successful outcome. A well-trained staff not only contributes to a higher quality of patient care, but also contributes to the...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Feb 11, 2015