Home-based Primary Care
(HBPC) Legislative News
Home-based Primary Care (HBPC) Legislative News
Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended: Telehealth Waivers Remain in Place
Date: 10|21|2021 Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On October 15, 2021, Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), extending the...
Getting Paid for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at Home
Date: 09|15|2021 Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 24th further action to expand payment flexibilities for administering COVID-19 vaccines at home. Overall, CMS...
Understanding the Key Impacts of the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS)
Date: 09|02|2021 Approx. 4 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The first thing to understand about the MPFS proposed rule is that it’s proposed. None of these policy or payment impacts are final until CMS confirms their final decisions...
Hospital at Home and Palliative Care: How Should They Work Together?
Excerpt from a blog | Larry Beresford | 08-16-2021 Growing interest in the hospital at home concept and other approaches to delivering medical care in seriously ill patients’ homes has raised some important questions for the palliative care field. Starting with: how does palliative care interface or overlap or collaborate with the new home-based medical models? Hospital at home is now being tested by...
CMS Boosts Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently passed a significant policy that helps remove barriers for homebound patients to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Recognizing the challenge of providing vaccines to medically-complex patients in their homes, CMS increased its payments for this service. Medicare will...View more Legislative News