[Updated] Agencies Slam ‘Misleading’ Data on Illinois Pre-Claim

While providers in Illinois have been reporting numerous problems and sky-high non-affirmation rates for claims submitted under the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data that appears to characterize the program as proceeding smoothly. In fact, the data seem so optimistic, it’s hard for many to believe it […]

Problems Pile Up as Pre-Claim Rolls on in Illinois

While the home health industry cheered after learning the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would be delayed ahead of start dates in four other states, the program is still likely to roll out—and is still in effect in Illinois. “This is just a delay. It does not mean […]

Business Briefs: BAYADA, Inspira Joint Venture Launches

BAYADA and Inspira to Launch Joint Venture A previously announced joint venture between BAYADA Home Health Care, a privately-held home care company that operates in 21 states, and Inspira Health Network, a major health network in New Jersey, is launching in three south Jersey counties. The joint venture allows the health system to serve more […]

Michigan Home Health Provider Buys Accredited 20-Year-Old Hospice

Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Institute has sold its 20-year old hospice program to Residential Home Health in Madison Heights, Michigan for an undisclosed price, reports Crain’s Detroit.  Under the agreement, Residential has agreed to deliver transitional nursing services at Karmanos’ inpatient and outpatients locations, while also providing a rang of post-acute care services.  With the acquisition […]