Pre-Claim Tests Home Health, Physician Relationships

As Illinois home health agencies have grappled with numerous challenges imposed by the Medicare Pre-Claim Review (PCR) demonstration, making sure home health can work hand-in-hand with physicians has emerged as an acutely important issue. Under the PCR demonstration, agencies must submit claim documentation to a Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for audit; affirmed claims may be submitted […]

Advocate Under Fire in Another Home Health Lawsuit

Home health workers are again filing suit against Advocate Health Care, as a group of home care nurses claim the company improperly exempted them from certain federal and state wage laws and therefore owes them overtime pay. Advocate is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system based in Downers Grove, Illinois. The company has one of the […]