Plus: Tools to ensure ethical business practices
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HomeCare Today
formerly HomeCare Monday
Monday, June 4, 2018
Dear HomeCare readers,

HomeCare Monday is now HomeCare Today! You’ll notice a fresh new look and we’ve added a few quick links to valuable online resources. You will also be receiving a Thursday edition so important news stories get to you sooner. If you have news to share, contact managing editor Kristin Easterling.

Have a wonderful week,
Liz Carey
Editor, HomeCare magazine


Upcoming Events
Rural Health Access
Rural hospitals are closing nationwide, leaving patients in deserts of care, driving hours for routine or specialist doctor visits and needing expensive medevac flights for emergencies. The situation in North Carolina is particularly troubling, as this article from The Guardian illustrates. More positively, the University of Arizona received a grant to train nurse practitioners to provide mental health care in underserved rural areas around the state.


Home Health Pre-Claim Review
CMS released a memo this week detailing plans to renew the controversial home health pre-claim review demonstration in five states. The original demonstration ended in early 2017 amid stakeholder pushback. The new plan allows providers the choice to submit post-claim reviews or take a 25 percent reduction on claims submitted without review. Read what NAHC’s Bill Dombi has to say here.



How to Ensure Ethical Business Practices
How to Ensure Ethical Business Practices
Do your employees know the basics of ethical business practices? Are you at risk for a HIPAA violation? Your employees want to work for an ethical business; now, ensure you offer the right tools to get them there. 5 questions to review with staff, plus when to push back on bad decisions.


Preparing for ZPIC Audits
Preparing for ZPIC Audits
Zone program integrity contractor audits are diligent, aggressive and may feel overwhelming to businesses where resources are stretched thin. We have three tips for ZPIC readiness.


White Paper sponsored by Hamilton CapTel
Increasing Social Engagement For Individuals with Hearing Loss Best Practices
Caregivers can make a difference with the following best practices ultimately helping clients live longer and better lives.
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Industry Insights
ResMed Acquires HEALTHCAREfirst  
Living Well with Disability  
ClearCare Embraces API  
CQRC Fires Back on Competitive Bidding  
Reflections from Washington Legislative Conference  


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