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Reminder: Be aware of timely filing requirement changes

As the end of the year approaches, it is important that Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) physicians, providers, or suppliers submitting claims to Medicare for payment remember the newly implemented timely filing requirement.

New association launches to help agencies with strategy, policy and advocacy

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America has worked to launch a new nationwide organization to give for-profit and nonprofit home health agencies and hospices another option. The VNAA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ElevatingHOME, a nonprofit organization that launched April 19 with the mission of aligning, unifying and strengthening home-based care. Home-based care […]

Comprehending contractual law

Contracts and contractual law are important for long-term care administrators to understand. A contract is a legally enforceable promise between individuals.

Chronic underfunding of Older Americans Act leading to unnecessary LTC facility admissions

Chronic underfunding of the Older Americans Act is leading to unnecessary long-term care facility admissions, Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and 26 of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate said in a recent letter to Appropriations Committee leaders. The lawmakers requested a 12% increase over fiscal year 2014 funding levels for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs such as […]