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CMS Teleconference Seeks Input on New Post-Acute Care Assessment Form (News Article) - Dec 18th, 2006
CMS has invited home health agencies and all other Medicare post-acute care (PAC) providers to a teleconference at 2PM on Thursday, December 21 to discuss the new assessment instrument that is being developed to be used across all PAC. While this instrument will initially be used in the Medicare...
VNAA Members Meet with CMS to Voice Opinions and Support for Medicare Post-Acute Care Demonstration (News Article) - Dec 18th, 2006
On December 12, three member CEOs, accompanied by VNAA staff and CHG (VNAA's political consultants), met with CMS to discuss the principles that VNAs believe should guide the upcoming Medicare PAC demonstration. Representing our membership and the VNAA PAC workgroup were: Tim Liberty of the VNA...
WSJ Article: HHAs are One of Medicare Bill's Biggest Winners! (News Article) - Dec 18th, 2006
On December 11, 2006, an article in Congressional Quarterly's (CQ's) Congress Daily, titled "Rating the Winners and Losers in the Medicare Package,” referred to a Wall Street Journal article, published on the same day, that described home health agencies as one of the biggest winners in the...
VNAA Believes 3.3% Update is Here to Stay (News Article) - Dec 18th, 2006
In response to questions from members about whether or not VNAs should budget for the Medicare home health 3.3% inflation update (effective 1/1/07); VNAA believes that it is very unlikely that Congress will repeal the 3.3% at any time next year. Therefore, we feel confident in telling our members...
Medicare PPS Refinement Regulation Delayed (News Article) - Dec 11th, 2006
VNAA has learned that the Medicare rule proposing substantial changes to the current home health prospective payment systems has been delayed in the clearance process. The proposed rule was originally targeted for Christmas and the cause of the delay seems more procedural than substantive. VNAA...
Home Health Quality Summit Focuses on Rehospitalization: VNAs Identified as Leaders In this Effort (News Article) - Dec 11th, 2006
CMS has announced that it is initiating a year-long campaign during 2007 to reduce the rate of unnecessary hospitalization among home health patients. This initiative will be kicked off at an “invitation only” Home Health Quality Summit in January. During the Summit, at CMS headquarters in...
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