Category Archives: Regulatory News

In the current healthcare environment, home health and hospice organizations face enormous challenges. In this home health regulations section, you can learn how to help keep your organization current with the demands of the U.S. regulatory environment. View the posts below to discover industry trends and opportunities for your agency, such as ICD-10 training, value-based care and more.

News Roundup on Bundled Payments

News Roundup on Bundled Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to press forward on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative that provides one payment for a particular treatment regardless of the care setting. The purpose is to study whether … Continue Reading

Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

As it examines new reimbursement models, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking closely at medication reporting by hospices. Although hospices are not currently being reimbursed separately for medications given, CMS is keen to gather data on … Continue Reading

CMS Guidelines from 2017 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule

CMS Guidelines from 2017 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule

Reading into a government-issued rule set might seem an odd activity, but the truth is, we can gain valuable knowledge about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plans for our industry by looking at the 2017 Hospice Wage … Continue Reading

Preparing for Alternative Payment Models, Part 2

Taking steps to prepare for alternative payment models in home health. (2)

In our last post, we looked at five alternative payment models currently being tested. Although the models differ in their approach, they all depend on data to work. So in this post, we’ll take a deep dive into the changes … Continue Reading

Preparing for Alternative Payment Models, Part 1

Tough Decisions in Alternative Payment Models

A huge number of alternative payment models are being discussed by healthcare executives, government entities and pundits. In this post, we’ll outline five models currently being tested. But first, we’d like to stress the importance of not getting bogged down … Continue Reading