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Four Questions to Evaluate 2022 Strategic Partnerships for Senior Living Operators

Posted on: January 19, 2022

The past two years pressure-tested the Senior Living industry in unprecedented ways. Have your partners (or those you may be considering) helped see you through the unique challenges? Are they still the best fit in today's environment to help you weather the storm in 2022 & beyond?

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Regulatory Industry Update

Posted on: November 30, 2021

This is an active time from a regulatory perspective. Please see the below updates on Medicare Part B reimbursement reductions, vaccine requirements, and a new COVID variant. Advocacy remains critical – please join the fight against Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts here.

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Envision Everything!

Posted on: November 22, 2021

HealthPRO Heritage invites health services providers from across the spectrum of care to Envision Everything!

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Home Health Final Rule Release and How to Prepare for VBP

Posted on: November 3, 2021

CMS published the final rule for CY2022 making official the nationwide expansion of the HHVBP Model. The HHVBP Model is one of four Innovation Center models that have met the requirements to be expanded in duration and scope since 2010. Given this expansion, CMS is also ending the HHVBP Model for participants in the original model’s nine states. The first performance year of the expanded HHVBP Model will be CY 2023, with quality performance data from that year used to calculate payment adjustments under the expanded Model in CY 2025. Throughout 2022, CMS will provide technical assistance to HHAs to ensure they understand how performance will be assessed as finalized in this rule. To take an in-depth look at VBP click here: What is Value Based Purchasing?

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Tags: Home Health, Home Health Agency, #homehealth

Home is Where the Focus Is

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Seems as though CMS has taken a page out of Dorothy’s book with the mantra, “there’s no place like home.”  And those of us who have been in healthcare for any extended period of time can say, “We aren’t in Kansas anymore!” 

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On-Site Therapy Services: What's in it for you?

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Nowadays, dozens of companies offer to set up therapy services within Senior Living communities. In most of these arrangements, the therapy company reimburses the Senior Living community for the gym space (via a lease agreement) and bills residents’ insurances directly for the therapy services they provide. Residents benefit because they have convenient access to rehab services. Therapy companies benefit by generating revenue via a robust caseload of patients.

But what’s in it for the Senior Living communities?

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What is Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and What Does It Mean for Me?

Posted on: October 28, 2021

Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) will go into effect on January 1, 2023. The model incentivizes quality of care improvements while ensuring there is no limitation in coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and includes updated payment rates and reimbursement to Home Health Agencies (HHAs).

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OTAC Fieldwork Educator Award Presented to Becky Crouch of HealthPRO Pediatrics

Posted on: October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021 – HealthPRO Pediatrics is proud to announce that its Director of Staff Development Rebecca (Becky) Crouch, OTR/L was awarded the “2021 Fieldwork Educator Award” by the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) at their annual conference last night.

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Tags: Pediatrics, HealthPRO Pediatrics

CMS 1135 Waiver Extended (Again!)

Posted on: October 21, 2021

On Monday, October 18, 2021, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, renewed the Public Health Emergency declaration, which includes access to waiver or modification of requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, for another 90 days. The new expiration date is set for January 16, 2022. Should the PHE end prior to the expiration date, a 60-day notice will be required.

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Home is Where the Focus Is

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Seems as though CMS has taken a page out of Dorothy’s book with the mantra, “there’s no place like home.” For those of us who have been in healthcare for an extended period of time, we can say, “We aren’t in Kansas anymore!” 

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