Bills Seek to Delay EVV for Home Care

U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to delay the mandated implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) in home care by one year. Under current provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion piece of legislation signed into law under the Obama administration, Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers must begin adopting EVV systems before Jan. 1, 2019. […]

Report of EVV ‘Firestorm’ Draws Home Care Industry Pushback

The rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV) for home care has created a “firestorm” of complaints in Ohio, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. However, that news story painted an incomplete picture, some home care providers and EVV vendors have told Home Health Care News. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, […]

Big Year Coming for Electronic Visit Verification in Home Care

Coming guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could settle some big questions regarding electronic visit verification (EVV) in home care, setting the stage for a lot of activity throughout 2018. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, all Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers across the country must be utilizing EVV as of […]

Movers & Shakers: CellTrak, FirstLight Home Care

CellTrak Welcomes New Addition to Executive Leadership Team Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak Technologies, a provider of care delivery management solutions for the home care industry, has appointed Cheryl Reid-Haughian as its new vice president of clinical informatics. As one of CellTrak’s industry advisors, Reid-Haughian will assist in developing content for the industry, customers and CellTrak staff […]

Business Briefs: Ensign Group, Amedisys

The Ensign Group Acquires Home Health and Hospice Operations in Oklahoma City The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG), parent company of Ensign, said a subsidiary of Cornerstone Healthcare, Ensign’s home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary, acquired Excell Home Care and Hospice and Excell Private Care Services in Oklahoma City. The deal was effective Nov. 1. The move marks Ensign’s entry into Oklahoma. As […]

White Paper: How the 21st Century CURES Act Will Impact Home Care

The in-home care landscape is constantly evolving, from regulatory updates to new payment models and staffing requirements. Adding to the list of changes, Congress enacted a new law that stands to have a major impact on home care companies: The 21st Century CURES Act. Download this white paper to find out more information about how […]

Webinar: What You Need To Know About Electronic Visit Verification

As the instances of Medicare and Medicaid fraud continue to grow, home health care agencies are under increasing pressure to provide proof that visits occurred and services were delivered. In December 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. The act itself covers a variety of topics – and notably requires states to define […]

Webinar: How to Improve Quality & Reduce Risk with Lean Methods and Tech

The shift toward accountable care models has increased complexity for home care providers. In this environment, increasing automation through Lean is a powerful way to gain operational efficiencies, increase value to clients, and lower costs. One provider based north of the border, the Victorian Order of Nurses, already has gone through the process of increasing […]