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80/20 Finalized Rule

by Kristin Rowan, Editor The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the "Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services" rule, more commonly known as the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 finalized rule requires at least 80% of Medicaid payments for home care...

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HHAeXchange Makes Leadership Changes

by Kristin Rowan, Editor On February 21, 2024, HHAeXchange announced a change in leadership for the homecare management solutions company. Former Chief Revenue Officer Scott Schwartz was named Chief Operating Officer and new hire Lori Harrington came on board as the...

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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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