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Following is a partial list of articles, updates and announcements for the home health community organized by category. Members:  please login to be able to access all the items. 

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Regulatory Updates
Sunday, December 31, 2017
CMS Clarifies Position on Texting Patient Information Among Healthcare Providers »
On December 28, 2017, David Wright, Director of the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medic...
Saturday, September 2, 2017
PEPPERs Available - HHAs and Hospices »
I work for TMF Health Quality Institute which is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to deve...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Home Health CoPs Implementation Now Set for January 13, 2018 »
On January 13, 2017, the CMS published a completely  revised set of rules  regarding the Medicare Conditions for...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Home Health PEPPER - Access Instructions »
The Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is an invaluable tool for...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Home Care Aid/Personal Care Services Allowed for Medicare Advantage Plans »
Medicare Advantage plans may allow home care aid/personal care services as a supplemental benefit beginning in 2019, accor...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Patient's Rights Notice - Update »
Courtesy of  NAHC , Regulatory Affairs   CMS has confirmed that the new Patient Rights Notice as described...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Members Only: CMS Clarifies Position on Texting Patient Info Among Healthcare Providers »
  On December 28, 2017, David Wright, Director of the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIS Freeze Date: November 15 »
HIS Freeze Date: November 15 The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality me...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Quarterly Influenza Virus Vaccine Code Update »
In early August CMS issued Change Request (CR) 10196, which announced that effective for claims processed with dates of se...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs - Compliance Date is October 16 »
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued the final rule (Final Rule) effective July 19, 2016 implementing the pro...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs - Final Rule »
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs Final Rule Effective Date: July 16, 2016; Compliance Date: October 16, 2016...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
CR 9740 - CWF will Implement Auto-search for Beneficiary Eligibility Queries in January 2017 »
Courtesy of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( www.nahc.org ) On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medi...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
CMS Issues Proposed Rule (2017) »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule (CMS-1648-P) that would update the Medic...
Monday, June 29, 2015
CMS Issues Two Transmittals for Home Health Agencies »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Home-Based Demonstration Model Saves Medicare $25 Million During First Year »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Monday, June 29, 2015
NAHC Sends Letter to CMS Highlighting ICD-10 Concerns and Recommendations »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
CMS Issues Home Health Coverage Manual Updates »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
HHC Star Rating Preview Reports Available Soon »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
CMS Seeks Approval for the OASIS C1/ICD-10 Data Set »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Home Health Star Rating System to Begin in July »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
CMS Issues Face-to-Face Documentation Template »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
CMS Extends Moratoria on New HHAs in Select Locations »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Monday, January 19, 2015
CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will Step Down at the End of February »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Federal Court Rules for NAHC, Clears the Way for Face-to-Face Lawsuit to Go Forward »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A Reminder of Several CMS Change Requests Specific to HH Agencies that are Effective January 1, 2015 »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
CMS' Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Chief Bella to Step Down »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
NAHC Urges Providers to Contact CMS and their Lawmakers Asking to Phase-in F2F Regulations »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
State Operations Manual for Home Health Updated »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
CMS Issues Change Request that Provides Instructions to Claims Processing Contractors Under the HHPP »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NAHC'S Forum of State Associations Sends Letter to CMS Supporting a Phase-in Approach to Face-to-Fac »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
CMS Proposes New Home Health Conditions of Participation »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
New ACA Employer Mandate Survey Activated »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
An Analysis of CMS’ Final Rule and its Modifications to the Face-to-Face Requirement »
Reprinted with permission; National Association for Home Care & Hospice www.nahc.org The Final Rule issued r...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
CMS Proposes New Home Health Conditions of Participation »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...

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