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Instructions for HHPPS Recoveries and Repayments (News Article) - Nov 10th, 2008
CMS has published the instructions that requires contractors to undertake all of the adjustment actions needed to correct the nine-plus different sources of payment errors that occurred in the shake down of the 2008 PPS revisions. The instructions tell the Regional Home Health Intermediaries to...
New 2009 HCPCS Code Sets For Free (News Article) - Nov 10th, 2008
CMS released the 2009 version of the official HCPCS codes. They are available for free on the CMS Website. They are not as attractively presented as the privately published books that are sold each year, but they are free and provide useful information. The official 2009 HCPCS Code Sets are...
VNAA Joins Other Hospice Associations to Promote Hospice Benefit Modernization (News Article) - Nov 10th, 2008
VNAA joined NHPCO, NAHC and a variety of hospice-related professional associations and interest groups in a developing coalition to promote the modernization of the Medicare hospice benefit. As pressure from MedPAC and CMS seems to be increasing to revise the Medicare hospice benefit, the related...
Medicare Flu Vaccine Prices Due Out This Week (News Article) - Sep 15th, 2008
VNAA continues to follow up with CMS trying to get the official Medicare payment amounts for this year’s flu vaccines. CMS reports that they have calculated the prices and will be releasing them as soon as clearance is completed for the official transmittal telling the Medicare contractors the...
VNAA Conference Call on Hot Legislative Issues and Messages to Advance with November Elections (News Article) - Sep 2nd, 2008
VNAA is offering a Legislative Briefing conference call on Thursday, September 11, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, to help prepare attendees of VNAA’s September 17-18, 2008, Advocacy Conference for their visits on Capitol Hill. Even if you have not yet registered for the Advocacy Conference being held in...
VNAA Supports Bill to Give Home Health Specialists Certification Authority (News Article) - Aug 4th, 2008
Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA) introduced the "Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2007" on Friday, August 1, in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would allow certain clinical professionals, in addition to physicians, to order and certify a Medicare home health plan of...
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