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UPCOMING NHPCO WEBINAR ON PPP AND CARES ACT FUNDING

Volume 20.10 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (“NHPCO”) is offering a webinar intended to address the legal, accounting, and financial reporting aspects of the PPP SBA Guaranteed Loan Program and the Provider Relief ...

REPORTING TELEHEALTH COSTS

Volume 20.09 To better address the needs of patients during the COVID-19 PHE, hospices can provide telehealth services to patients receiving routine home care if feasible and appropriate.  Additionally, face-to-face encounters can now be ...

PROPOSED HOSPICE PAYMENT RULE RELEASED

Volume 20.08 The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released the proposed 2021 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, which is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020. This ...

IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO NEW YORK HOME CARE COST REPORTS AND PROCESS

Volume 20.04 The New York Department of Health is launching a new Web-Based Tool for Home Care cost reports, set to be published mid to late March 2020, that providers will be required to complete using fiscal year 2019 cost and utilization ...

RAP SUPPRESSION FOR HHA OWNERSHIP CHANGES

Volume 20.03 With the implementation of PDGM, newly certified home health agencies (new providers), certified after January 1, 2019, are not entitled to receive partial episode payment based on a Request for Anticipated Payment (“RAP”).  ...

UPDATED, REVISED HOME HEALTH AGENCY COST REPORT ISSUED

Volume 20.02 The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has provided Notice on February 24, 2020 regarding the updated Home Health Agency Cost Report (“CMS-1728-19”).  Additionally, the forms and instructions are available ...