Archives: 2016, February

Will it Ever End? – Medicare Prior Authorization!

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: February 26, 2016

The initiatives to stop Medicare Fraud and Abuse are becoming more numerous and cumbersome. How much more are agencies going to be able to endure?  The most recent is the announcement…


Key Points Regarding 2016 Hospice Payment Reform

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: February 19, 2016

The two most significant changes associated with 2016 Hospice Payment Reform are the High vs. Low rates for Routine Home Care (RHC) level of care days and the Service Intensity Add-On…


Medicaid and F2F: The Day has Officially Arrived!

By Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C / Posted on: February 9, 2016

CMS recently issued a final rule that will require a Face-to-Face (F2F) encounter for Medicaid patients receiving home health services or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and may expand coverage of…