ACO overhaul announcement from CMS
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August 13, 2018


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CMS Proposes ACO Overhaul
On August 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released a proposed rule overhauling the 2012 Medicare Shared Savings Program. The rule renames the program “Pathways to Success,” and it outlines goals for improving accountability, competition, engagement, integrity and quality. Read more at HomeCare.


Massachusetts Pushes Back on Medicaid Union Rule
Lawmakers in Massachusetts responded to a recent proposed rule that prevents homecare workers from voluntarily having union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. The state delegation is asking the Trump Administration to block the rule, saying it violates homecare workers’ collective bargaining rights. Read more at



Staff Retention: Wages Are Only One Factor
Staff Retention: Wages Are Only One Factor
Placing employees in situations where they are uncomfortable is a surefire way to create turnover. Set your company up as one that cares, trains and recruits well to stop the churn. Read more at HomeCare.


Interview: Tom DiMarco of Salo Inc.
Interview: Tom DiMarco of Salo Inc.
The domestic homecare world is consolidating along with the rest of health care. From the financials to the finer points of employee appreciation and support, Ohio-based Tom DiMarco of Salo Inc. and Interim HealthCare talks about staffing challenges, employee retention and pressing business issues.


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Industry Insights
Power Mobility Prior Authorization News Summary  
Reference: August 17 Prior Authorization Changes  
Nominate a Homecare Champion  
Grassroots Accountability Project Gains Momentum  
SIGVARIS Adds to Edema Therapy Line  
AlayaCare’s Series B Funding  
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