Plus: PERS devices to combat problems with senior isolation
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As part of the year-end legislative push, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act of 2019 (BENES Act) to address findings about survey performance by Medicare-certified hospice providers. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice expressed concerns over some of the provisions and will be pushing for changes in the Senate version of the bill. Read more here.
On Our Radar
Senior care expert Carolyn Merrick breaks down the risks of social isolation—and how to combat the growing problem—in this new webinar sponsored by Hamilton CapTel. Join us Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to learn more about how the pandemic has affected social isolation and about proven therapies and technologies to combat the problem. Can't attend on the 27th? Register anyway and we'll send you a link.
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A Primer on PERS & MPers
Telehealth technologies are becoming more prevalent across the care continuum, allowing home health personnel to monitor patients’ vitals from afar. However, patients need a way to get help quickly when they are alone. That's where PERS devices come in. Read more.
How to Get Paid for Home Infusion Therapy Nursing Services
Nurses are a critical part of home infusion treatments, providing training and equipment support as well as caring for and maintaining the vascular site for patients. The 21st Century Cures Act changed Medicare Part B coverage to include these nursing services. If you're a home health provider, understanding the changes is vital for getting paid. Here's more.
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