Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'home health'

CMS Criticizes NYSDOH Oversight of Home Care

According to a report recently released by CMS: CMS could not rely on New York's qualification requirements to ensure the quality of care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries receiving home health services during 2007 through 2009 because some home health agencies...

North Short/LIJ Hospital to Buy St. Vincent's Home Health

Reported in HealthLeaders Media today: North Shore-LIJ Health System member North Shore University Hospital will buy the bankrupt Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center Certified Home Health Agency for $17 million, the Great Neck, NY-based health system announced this week. Read...

1199/SEIU Wants To Legislate Home Health Aide Pay

According to the New York Times, George Gresham, president of the 300,000-member union, insists that 1199 does not need any additional state funds to reach a settlement to raise what he says are often scandalously low wages. He said that...

Is There a Doctor In The House? Why, yes!

In today's New York Times online Dee Gill writes about the resurgence of physician house-calls. One California company, Care Level Management, employs about one hundred physicians and offers services to more than 13,000 chronically ill patients. Apparently, according to the...

CMS Proposes Modifications to Home Health Payment System

CMS has submitted a proposed rule regarding home health reimbursement for publication in an upcoming Federal Register. The pre-published draft of the proposed rule is available on the CMS website. Here is an excerpt from the summary: This proposed rule...

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