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17 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Initial Medicare Part B Rates for 2015

CMS releases fact sheet on initial rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015, effective April 1.

19 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule for Calendar Year 2015

The final HH PPS for CY 2015 rule is in keeping to what was proposed in July. CMS believes this rule will lead to greater efficiencies, flexibility, and improved quality.

26 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

LeadingAge New York and The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York Announce Affiliation

LeadingAge New York and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York today announced a groundbreaking affiliation agreement that strengthens their ability to support providers of important care to New York’s elderly.

1 month ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Managed Care Policy and Planning Meeting

LeadingAge NY highlights the October Managed Care Policy and Planning Meeting.

1 month ago

Home and Community-Based Services

CMS Announces Two Medicare Quality Improvement Initiatives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced two initiatives to improve the quality of post-acute care; one that applies to nursing homes and one that applies to home health agencies.

Home and Community-Based Services

DOH Quality Committee Discusses DSRIP, Provider Profiles

Proposed measures for the DSRIP high performing fund and other State quality initiatives were reviewed at the Nov. 14 meeting.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

LeadingAge NY Managed Care Resource Updated

New version of the chart summarizing timing of Medicaid managed care rollout is now available.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

LeadingAge NY Webinar on the Companionship Exemption

This free webinar will cover what home care and hospice providers need to know about changes in the companionship exemption from wage and hour requirements.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Revised Audit Protocols for the Long Term Home Health Care Program

LeadingAge NY and other associations discuss proposed changes with OMIG for the LTHHCP. 

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

New DOH Directive Requires Most Favorable Eligibility Budgeting Methodology for Married Individuals

This GIS message advises that spousal impoverishment budgeting with post-eligibility rules is not mandated for married individuals receiving long term care services under a 1915(c) waiver or under an 1115 waiver.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Several Important Notices from CMS for Home Care Providers

CMS announcements include a scheduled call on the NEW patient certification requirement, an update on OASIS and ICD-10 testing.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

CMS to notify eligible professionals of 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System adjustments.

5 days ago

Home and Community-Based Services

Survey to Determine Impact of the Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act to Home Care Agencies

Please complete the survey, which will be sent out later today, to determine the potential fiscal impact.

13 days ago
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