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ACOs Receive $422 Million in Shared Savings Payments

The Accountable Care Organization program is finding firmer footing, third year program results from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suggest. Quality and financial performance results show that in 2014 ACOs grew, had a more positive impact and improved with age. Made up of groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, […]

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Editor’s Picks: NAHC on Face-to-Face Lawsuit, Bundled Payment Risk

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing readers’ attention this week, plus some other notable stories from around the web that caught our eye here at HHCN: Most Read NAHC President Optimistic About Face-to-Face Ruling—President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Val J. Halamandaris, told Home Health Care […]

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MedPAC: Proposed Home Health Payment Model is Too Burdensome

A proposed new system for tying home health Medicare payments to quality measures is too burdensome on providers and should be streamlined, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) stated in a letter to policymakers. MedPAC advises Congress on Medicare policy and it is viewed as an influential panel of experts, although lawmakers are not obliged […]

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100 Home Health Agencies Participate In Bundled Payment Program

More than 100 home health agencies are participating in the second phase of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative aimed at bundling payments to streamline care from different providers, putting themselves at financial risk by doing so. The so-called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, an approach that groups payments for multiple […]

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NAHC President Optimistic About Face-to-Face Ruling

The leader of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is in a positive frame of mind following recent oral arguments in the organization’s lawsuit against the federal Medicare agency over the so-called “face-to-face” rule. If NAHC succeeds in pressing its case, home health agencies may be paid a large portion of the […]

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