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HomeCare Now
January 30, 2020


House Seeks to Simplify Medicare Enrollment
During a recent hearing, witnesses and members of Congress considered H.R. 2477, the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act of 2019. The legislation would improve outreach and education to beneficiaries, work to reduce gaps in coverage and ease the enrollment process.


New Report on Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations has issued the second annual report on the Home Health Value Based-Purchasing program. The report reflects the performance of participating agencies and non-participating agencies (as a comparison group) for calendar years 2016 and 2017.



AAHomeCare Leader On Industry Priorities
AAHomeCare Leader On Industry Priorities
There is still work to be done to ameliorate the impact of two decades of Medicare reimbursement cuts and new cost-cutting pressures from state Medicaid authorities and managed care organizations, writes AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan. Ryan provides a few areas of focus for 2020.


Place of Service Rules for DME
Place of Service Rules for DME
Medicare Part B does not pay for durable medical equipment (DME) provided during a nursing home stay unless the nursing home qualifies as the beneficiary’s home. DME suppliers should understand this distinction before delivering supplies to nursing home residents.


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