Stay Informed With Social Security’s Top Five Social Media Pages
The Social Security Administration strives to provide the public with accurate and helpful information. In addition to the resources available on our website, we also regularly post useful information on our blog and on social media.
CMSA Revises Standards of Practice Again
The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) issued revised Standards of Practice for Case Management in 2022.
New Start Dates for Medicare Part B Coverage Coming in 2023
Changes are coming next year for when Medicare Part B coverage starts.
Gifts to Referral Sources During the Holidays
The holiday season is here! Providers may wonder what they can give referral sources. The two primary sources of information about what can be given to referral sources are: the so-called Stark laws and regulations; and the federal anti-kickback statute. Laws in some...
Veterans and Active-Duty Military Members: Social Security Has Your Back
This column appears in the Social Security Administration's November 2022 Monthly Information Package, and is shared with permission.Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2022. Every year on this day, we honor all veterans who served our country and risked their...
Fraud Conviction of Hospice Owners Upheld: Important Language for Providers
The owners of a company that owned home health and hospice centers in Texas were convicted and sentenced for their roles in a health care fraud scheme. Their convictions were recently upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [United States v....
Protecting Our Loved Ones From Elder Abuse
Are you concerned about protecting your older relatives and friends from elder abuse? A recent FBI report shows that elder fraud has increased.
What About Private Duty/Homecare Services and Fraud?
Compliance Programs are an essential tool to help private duty providers prevent fraud and avoid federal anti-kickback statute enforcement actions.
Am I Shrinking?
This article was originally published on Chicago Caregiving May 18, 2022 and is republished here with permission of the publisher.Why we shrink as we age, and how to preserve height In our youth, our height gradually increases, reaching our maximum peak around age 20....
Understanding Changes in Long-Term Care Insurance
This article was originally published on Chicago Caregiving December 13, 2021 and is republished here with permission of the publisher.We’re two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s hard to find an industry unaffected by change. The long-term care insurance...