News Type: Industry News


As Home Care Expands, Let’s Make It Safer For Everyone

The Rise In Home Care There are many reasons for the rise in home care. The US has a rapidly growing population of older adults, many of whom want to remain in their own homes but require help to do so. It is usually less costly to provide care at home than within a health… Read more »


Top 10 Reasons Caregivers Leave Home Care Agencies

By Robert Holly / October 22, 2018 / Source Poor communication, challenging work hours and a lack of recognition are among the top reasons caregivers leave their home care agencies, according to the latest insights from research firm Home Care Pulse. Other prominent reasons include difficult commutes, lackluster training and disappointing compensation. Undoubtedly, there are… Read more »


CMS Proposes Pre-Claim Start Date, EVV Implementation Survey

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has dominated the home health industry’s regulatory conversations of late, which is understandable, as it’s likely the biggest policy shift from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the past few decades. There are several other regulatory items flying under the radar, however, including the potential reincarnation of… Read more »


Trump Signs Bill Delaying EVV

President Donald Trump late Monday officially signed off on H.R. 6042, a widely supported bill to delay the nationwide deadline for electronic visit verification (EVV) in Medicaid-reimbursed personal care services. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in 2016 under the Obama Administration, originally required home care providers and state agencies to begin adopting… Read more »


Bill Delaying Nationwide EVV Deadline Awaits Trump’s Signature

In-home care providers, state Medicaid programs and their tech-vendor partners will very likely have at least one more year to gear up for the federally mandated nationwide rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV). That is, depending on what President Donald Trump decides to do. The U.S. House of Representatives last month signed off on H.R.… Read more »


CMS released Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) guidance for section 12006(b) of the 21st Century Cures Act for states and stakeholders

CMCS is issuing this informational bulletin in accordance with section 12006(b) of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act)1 in order to assist states in implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) systems for Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS). The Cures Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services… Read more »


Home Health CoPs Come Into Effect

Home health care agencies are complying with new regulations as the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) went into effect January 13. Providers are working to meet the new requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the finalized interpretive guidelines (IGs), which offer more detailed information on certain measures. The Centers for Medicare &… Read more »


CMS Releases 2018 Final Rule Fact Sheet

Home Care Technology: The Rowan Report- Article 2529  Published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries. The rule… Read more »


CMS Cites Sandata Technologies as a Resource for EVV Models

Port Washington, NY – September 18, 2017: Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leader in Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solutions, has been cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as an industry resource for Electronic Visit Verification models at the recent National Home and Community Based Services Conference on August 31, 2017. During the conference,… Read more »