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Center for Medicare Advocacy Compares Party Platforms

Beth Noyce

Tags cms, home care, Home Health

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Check out CMA's take on how party platforms address Medicare beneficiary issues.  Be informed. Then vote.

Given the importance of health care in this upcoming election, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has done an initial analysis of the health-related positions of the two parties. Below we present a comparison of Medicare and health care related policies the two parties may pursue according to their platform statements, as well as links to those statements so those interested in more detail can read them in their entirety.

Are You On The OIG's Home Health Radar?

Beth Noyce

Comments 2 Tags cms, fraud, home care, Home Health, OIG

Woman thinking or wondering

Beware if your home health agency, or the certifying physician for any of your patients, fits the profile the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found in common among OIG-investigated cases of home health fraud.

CMS Awaits Your Views on the CY 2017 Home Health Proposed Rule

Beth Noyce

Tags 2017 proposed rule, CMS, home care

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Have you ever said that Medicare didn't ask your opinion before they made some rule that doesn't make any sense? I know I have.

Here's your chance to tell CMS what you think. The home health CY 2017 Proposed Rule is available and awaiting your comment. Actually, you can't comment until after Tuesday, July 5, when it officially posts to the Federal Register. But you can download a PDF now of the advance copy.

Worried about 2017 Hospice Proposed Rule? Comment by 6.20.


Time to speak up and let Medicare know how hospice professionals feel about the 2017 Hospice proposed rule.

Not sure what the rule says? Watch my free webinar Kinnser sponsored about the 2017 hospice propose rule. You can view it here

Help for hospice professionals suffering from regulatory whiplash

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You're likely too busy with patient care and follow up from your latest CMS-inspired QAPI project to know what Medicare plans to change in the hospice world next. Even if you had time, would you read all 140 pages of regulatory language in the the FY 2017 hospice proposed rule CMS posted April 21?
That's why I've been studying it. So I can fill you in on some important important proposals CMS published. For example: