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HIPAA: Access to Records

By Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. A key purpose of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is certainly to protect patient information. Another is to help ensure that patients have access to their health information. In fact, the Office of Civil...

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Is the Covid Boost for Telehealth Over?

by Tim Rowan, Editor Emeritus
Many telehealth companies are experiencing losses, some severe, since Covid case numbers started to decline. Is there not still a need for Remote Patient Monitoring in Home Healthcare? Editor Emeritus Tim Rowan explores recent financials and offers his answer to that question.

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CMS Hospice Payment Rate FY 2025 Proposal

By Kristin Rowan, Editor On March 28, CMS issued a new proposed rule to update Medicare hospice payments. Here's what we know. The new proposed rule: Would change the existing hospice wage index Clarifies current policy related to the hospice "eletion statement" and...

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MedPAC Recommends More Pay Cuts

By Kristin Rowan, Editor In December, 2023, The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) recommended a 22% payment reduction for hospice providers. This week, they've recommended additional cuts once again.  MedPAC has just released the March, 2024 Medicare...

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