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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met last week to finalize payment and policy recommendations that will be incorporated in its annual report to Congress in March. Among the items the group acted on were payment recommendations for the hospice sector in fiscal year 2022. Find more here.
Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway across the country, and local pharmacies are gearing up to help vaccinate the masses. Read what one company is doing, and how it helps the connect with their community and bring in walk-in retail traffic. Keep reading.
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An increased demand for care at home has independent home health agencies scrambling to manage more business. How can you meet the need and grow your business while providing quality care? One option is to consider joining a nationally recognized franchise brand. Find out more about being in business for yourself—but not by yourself. Sponsored by BrightStar Care.
HomeCare Product Watch Live! is a new live demo of new and innovative products to help you serve your homecare customers. In this interactive video experience that's 30 minutes or less, you'll get a 
walk-through of product features and a Q&A with company reps. Join HomeCare Editor Hannah Wolfson and Mark Cerezin, senior sales manager at APEX Medical USA, on Feb. 2, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, for a demonstration of the ProCare Optima alternating pressure redistribution system. 
Understanding the HCPCS Code Application Process
Fitting a product into an existing HCPCS code or having that product awarded a new code is important for manufacturers to sell their product to providers. The process of verification with the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) is outlined here.
Is Your Mileage Tracking Software Violating HIPAA?
Managing your employees' mileage and time is important not only for their paychecks, but also your reimbursement. But the software you chose could be disclosing your patients' protected health information. Take a look at what you need to know here.
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