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HomeCare Monday
February 25, 2019


CMS to Suppress RAP Payments on New Home Health Agencies
An MLN Matters article published Feb. 15, declared that new home health agencies will enter a provisional period, including a suppression of all Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAP) payments for 30 days to 1 year. The RAP is the upfront payment an agency receives prior to starting care. The National Association of Home Care & Hospice is seeking clarification.



Practicing Care Coordination
Practicing Care Coordination
Even as technology eases the burden of care coordination, failed interoperability initiatives create roadblocks for providers. Four industry big-hitters share the highs and lows of coordinated care across the continuum.


Eyeing Medical Device Approvals
Eyeing Medical Device Approvals
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled a new device approval policy in late November 2018. The policy takes steps to move away from approval procedures based on older, related devices. Clinicians will need to adapt as new devices hit the market aimed toward increasing patient—and caregiver—satisfaction.


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