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 states may also address this...

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 lives to protect us.   Our...

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. Mesquias, No. 20-40869 (5th Cir. Mar....

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The Benefits of Assisted Living

The Benefits of Assisted Living

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, there are about 28,900 residential care communities servicing the aging American population. These communities aid the elderly who find it challenging to perform daily activities, such as meal...

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