Plus: Stepping up sepsis care
View email online
HomeCare Now
May 14, 2020


CMS Waives Medical Necessity Under COVID-19
The durable medical equipment Medicaid administrative contractors (DME MACs) announced that certificates of medical necessity for oxygen claims will be waived for the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency. Find more details here.


Updated Blanket Waivers for Home Health & Hospice
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded the types of therapists able to perform the initial and comprehensive assessment for all home health patients for the duration of the public health emergency, regardless of whether or not the service establishes eligibility for the patient to be receiving homecare. Additional guidance is available here.



Industry News
BREAKING: SBA Relieves Business Owners' Questions on PPP Loans  
ICYMI: Empath Health Offering Counseling for Health Care Workers  
Homecare Homebase Partners with MUSE Healthcare  
Certified Homecare Consulting Builds PPE Kits  
Amatus Health Brings in New Chief Revenue Officer  
More News  



White Paper sponsored by Hamilton CapTel
White Paper Sponsored by Hamilton CapTel
OTC Hearing Aids
Industry evaluates pros and cons of the easy-to-get devices as it plans for market impact
Read Now


HomeCare Podcast
Interim HealthCare Part II: Jennifer Sheets on Staffing Shortages
Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare President and CEO, shares how the company is confronting staffing shortages and more.
Listen Now


Share this newsletter with a friend or colleague:
Share HomeCare's Newsletter


Preventing Sepsis
Preventing Sepsis
As many as 270,000 people die from sepsis each year in the United States. Seniors are at especially high risk and, with the coronavirus pandemic, cases of viral sepsis are on the rise. Early identification is key to saving lives. Learn more here.


PDGM, COVID-19 & Outsourcing
PDGM, COVID-19 & Outsourcing
Many homecare business owners are navigating the uncertainty that the Patient Driven Groupings Model has brought. Add in the public health emergency, a caregiver shortage and the recent regulatory changes and blanket waivers out of Washington, and things can get confusing fast. Here are eight questions to ask potential partners.


Subscribe to HomeCare's newsletter to receive news
and industry insights directly to your inbox.
Subscribe Now!


Please note: You may be on other email lists and may continue to receive messages not related to HomeCare Now.
Unsubscribe from other lists individually. The reply-to mailbox is not monitored.

Our email practices are designed to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws around the world. Read about HomeCare's data privacy policy online.