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Are You Ready For PDPM? LeadingAge Can Help
As a reminder, PDPM is the new payment model that CMS is implementing to shift the focus of Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement away from thresholds related to therapy provision to an emphasis on the clinical characteristics of the residents that your organization provides care to. There will be five case-mix categories, physical ...
Hospice FY 2020 Rate Calculator Available
We are pleased to make available the Hospice Medicare Rate Calculator which incorporates the fiscal year (FY) 2020 payment rates which are effective October 1, 2019. Access to this tool requires login via My.LeadingAge.
CO Detector Bill for HUD Homes Passes House
The bill, H.R. 1690, was introduced by Representative Chuy Garcia (D-IL). The bill would authorize $10 million a year for fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022 to carry out the installation and maintenance of the alarms or detectors. In April, ...
HUD, Treasury Offer Sweeping Reform Plans
HUD’s Housing Finance Reform Plan largely focuses on reforming the work of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The plan calls for FHA to be a stand-alone government corporation within HUD. “To modernize FHA, Congress should re-charter it as an autonomous government corporation within HUD, which would provide the agency ...
LeadingAge Responds to Home Health Proposals
Overview The rule proposes a payment update of 1.5% mandated by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 but the effects of that can be severely impacted by the design of the behavior assumption adjustment in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) which reduces the proposed rates by just over 8%. Additionally, the proposal ...