With Pre-Claim on Pause, Providers Seek Answers

The home health industry let out a collective sigh of relief last week after it was announced that the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD or PCR) would be put on hold in Illinois and delayed in Florida, where the program was set to begin on April 1. Now, some home health care agencies in Illinois and […]

With No Delay in Sight, Florida Agencies Brace for Pre-Claim

Despite major pushback from the home health care industry, the controversial Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) is set to begin in Florida on April 1. Agencies in the Sunshine State have prepared for the three-year demonstration from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) while simultaneously putting up a fight for a delay or moratorium. In […]

4 Lessons Learned on the Front Lines of Pre-Claim Review

With the controversial Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) set to go into effect in Florida at the start of April, home health care agencies are preparing to be hit with the new requirements. After a bumpy start to the program in Illinois, many home health providers found themselves on a steep learning curve to get pre-claim […]

Business Briefs: Bethany HomeHealth Shuts Down Without Notice

Bethany HomeHealth Abruptly Closes All Locations Plano, Texas-based Bethany HomeHealth Services has closed all 19 of its offices and did not provide a warning or reason for doing so, The Longview News-Journal reported. The company did share they were closing its offices in Longview, Carthage, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Texarkana, but on Monday it appeared all locations […]