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Home Health Agencies’ Medicare Reimbursements Will Remain Flat in 2013

Home Health Agencies’ Medicare Reimbursements Will Remain Flat in 2013 | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Medicare reimbursements to home health agencies will essentially remain flat in calendar year 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Payments to home health agencies are estimated to decrease by approximately 0.01%,...
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Older Entrepreneurs Flock to Home Care ... - Home Health Care News

Older Entrepreneurs Flock to Home Care ... - Home Health Care News | Home Health News | Scoop.it
The home care industry is predicted to continue growing at a time when many industries are contracting. In light of the opportunities presented from a business standpoint, a U.S. News report this week focuses on a population ...
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A effective way to lower hospital readmission rates - Boston Globe

A effective way to lower hospital readmission rates - Boston Globe | Home Health News | Scoop.it
A effective way to lower hospital readmission ratesBoston GlobeFor more than a century, home health care as delivered by visiting nurses and other professionals has been the most valuable and valid means to support patients and minimize...
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Lack of home health support linked to readmissions - FierceHealthcare

Lack of home health support linked to readmissions - FierceHealthcare | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Lack of home health support linked to readmissionsFierceHealthcareAccording to a new study in the October-December Advances in Nursing Science journal, elderly patients who lacked support in a home health setting after a hospital stay fared worse...
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Visiting Nurse and Community Health named top home health agency - Boston.com

Visiting Nurse and Community Health named top home health agency - Boston.com | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Visiting Nurse and Community Health named top home health agencyBoston.comShe said, “To be recognized as being among the top home health care agencies in the country is a tremendous honor and accomplishment for all of us at Visiting Nurse and...
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GAO: CMS Can Do More to Fight Medicare Fraud | Home Health ...

GAO: CMS Can Do More to Fight Medicare Fraud | Home Health ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made progress implementing strategies to combat fraud in Medicare, but the agency can do more according to a new report from the Government Accountability ...
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Three Operators of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced in $60 Million Health ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Three Operators of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced in $60 Million Health ...7thSpace Interactive (press release)WASHINGTON—Three operators of a Miami health care agency were sentenced today to 120, 87, and 87 months in prison, respectively, for...
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Labor proposal would help boost home-health work force - Orlando Sentinel

Labor proposal would help boost home-health work force - Orlando Sentinel | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Labor proposal would help boost home-health work forceOrlando SentinelConsequently, its home-care workers — more than 43000 home-health and personal-care aides — are paid a shamefully low wage for performing difficult and often dangerous labor.
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Home health nurse accused of stealing $3000 earrings, other jewelry - Houston Chronicle (blog)

Home health nurse accused of stealing $3000 earrings, other jewelry - Houston Chronicle (blog) | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Houston Chronicle (blog)Home health nurse accused of stealing $3000 earrings, other jewelryHouston Chronicle (blog)Dusu Fofana, a home health nurse, is charged with theft of jewelry from an elderly patient.
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Home Health Agency Employees Get Jail Time for $60 Million Fraud ...

Home Health Agency Employees Get Jail Time for $60 Million Fraud ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
According to court documents, the defendants were part of Nany Home Health Inc., a Florida home health agency that purported to provide home health care and physical therapy services to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
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6 Pinoy healthcare workers involved in Medicare fraud case - Asianjournal.com

Houston Chronicle6 Pinoy healthcare workers involved in Medicare fraud caseAsianjournal.comFederal officials allege the 11 new defendants conspired with the initial defendant, Jacinto “John” Gabriel, to submit millions of dollars in false claims for...
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Ridgewood home health care worker gets prison sentence - NorthJersey.com

Ridgewood home health care worker gets prison sentence - NorthJersey.com | Home Health News | Scoop.it
NorthJersey.comRidgewood home health care worker gets prison sentenceNorthJersey.comBY ALLISON PRIES A home health care worker was sentenced Friday to 270 days in jail and five years probation for feeding sleeping pills to an Alzheimer's patient to...
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Illinois Woman Bilks $400K in Home Care Medicare Fraud | Home ...

Illinois Woman Bilks $400K in Home Care Medicare Fraud | Home ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Home health operator Merigrace Orillo pleaded guilty this week in a federal court in Rockford, Illinois, to health care fraud and kickback violations through the home health care agency she formerly owned, Chalice Home ...
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Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate ...

Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
This final rule updates the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates, including the national standardized 60-day episode rates, the national per-visit rates, the low-utilization payment amount (LUPA), the ...
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States try to innovate with health exchanges - Detroit Free Press

States try to innovate with health exchanges - Detroit Free Press | Home Health News | Scoop.it
WRAL.comStates try to innovate with health exchangesDetroit Free PressThey could insist that their insurers pay teams of hospitals, primary-care physicians, home health care professionals and hospice providers a set price to care for a consumer,...
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Health crisis faced by US is brought to light during National Home Care ... - Cresco Times Plain Dealer

Health crisis faced by US is brought to light during National Home Care ... - Cresco Times Plain Dealer | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Health crisis faced by US is brought to light during National Home Care ...Cresco Times Plain DealerHome Health Care: Celebrating Freedom – Quality Care at Home • Hospice: Taking Care and Compassion to the Next Level.
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Borgess VNA Home Health and Hospice to be consolidated as part of new ... - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Borgess VNA Home Health and Hospice to be consolidated as part of new ... - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comBorgess VNA Home Health and Hospice to be consolidated as part of new ...Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comKALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess VNA Home Health and Hospice is being folded into a new statewide home health and hospice...
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Feds fail to fight Medicaid fraud in home health care services, report finds

Feds fail to fight Medicaid fraud in home health care services, report finds | Home Health News | Scoop.it
By Joe EatonCenter for Public Integrity Like a growing number of disabled Americans on Medicaid, Keith Foreman, a 57-year-old in Metropolis, Ill., qualified for a personal caregiver to help him with daily activities like dressing, shaving, and...
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OIG - Home Health Care News

OIG - Home Health Care News | Home Health News | Scoop.it
The Office of Inspector General will be spending plenty of time looking into home health care in 2012 according to its work plan published earlier this week. Some of the topics on the list to look into include: States' Survey and ...
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Home Care Industry Will Continue to Grow, Despite Political ...

Home Care Industry Will Continue to Grow, Despite Political ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Despite the political bickering in Washington, D.C., the Obama Administration's desire to keep care for older Americans in their homes as much as possible to lower the costs of care is good news for the home care industry ...
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Medical center to close Home Health Services - Austin Herald

Medical center to close Home Health ServicesAustin HeraldMayo Clinic Health System in Austin will soon not provide Home Health Services, affecting 60 patients and 11 staff.
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Medicaid Reforms Needed to Protect Program - Home Health Care ...

Medicaid Reforms Needed to Protect Program - Home Health Care ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is receiving praise for its efforts on Medicaid program vunlenerabilites from the home health care industry. The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare praised the ...
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Home Health Care Dues Still Being Skimmed - Michigan Capitol Confidential

Home Health Care Dues Still Being Skimmed - Michigan Capitol Confidential | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Home Health Care Dues Still Being SkimmedMichigan Capitol ConfidentialRick Snyder that ends the "home health care dues skim," money is still being collected from worker paychecks.
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Effort mother, daughter get mixed verdict in health care scam case - Pocono Record

Effort mother, daughter get mixed verdict in health care scam case - Pocono Record | Home Health News | Scoop.it
Effort mother, daughter get mixed verdict in health care scam casePocono RecordA jury Wednesday found an Effort mother and daughter had taken part to some extent in a 10-year scam in which fraudulent invoices and receipts were sent to insurers for...
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Michigan Pushes for Senior In-Home Care Funding Boost | Home ...

Michigan Pushes for Senior In-Home Care Funding Boost | Home ... | Home Health News | Scoop.it
A comment period on the proposal ended Wednesday, a day before the American Association of Retired Persons called on policymakers to spend more on in-home health care and less on institutional nursing homes.
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