From NAHC: The Final Rule for 2015 Medicare HHPPS payment rates was released by CMS late Thursday afternoon. CMS also finalized some of the other proposals – including eliminating the physician narrative to the face-to-face requirements.
The rate of adoption for wearable health devices will likely increase, but only if companies actively engage consumers, turn data into insight and focus on actually improving consumer health, according to a new study from PwC.
Presently, the average processing time following assignment of an appeal to an ALJ is 514 days in contrast to the 90-day requirement under Medicare law.
The National Council on Independent Living is urging Congress to delay implementation of the companionship exemption changes.
• Ensign picks up home-health agency and other facilities in San Diego. • Snowmass Village mayor’s race includes candidate Markey Butler, home-health agency executive. • Home care workers across the country launched fight for $15 per hour. • Greenwood Village-based REIT NorthStar closes senior housing deals totaling $170 million.