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NAHC Report: Issue# 2268, 9/6/2013
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OIG Criticizes CMS’ Oversight of Recovery Audit Contractors
Home Care Medicaid Fraud Developments in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Illinois
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OIG Criticizes CMS’ Oversight of Recovery Audit Contractors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reaching out to hospice providers seeking input on implementation of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). The HQRP was established under Section 3004 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Health Care Innovation Services (HCIS) - a CMS contractor - is looking for providers who will voluntarily participate in a brief interview.

The interview is intended to help CMS better understand the strengths, weaknesses, priorities and burdens associated with the HQRP, how providers ensure the accuracy of submitted data, how the HQRP has impacted patient services and outcomes, and what CMS can do to improve the program and processes in the future.

The information gathered through this collaborative process will be valuable to CMS in the development of the quality-reporting program.

Interviews will be conducted over the telephone. Information provided in any reports or summaries will not be linked to a particular provider.

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Early bird rate to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition has been extended!

The early bird rate to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition has been extended.

REGISTER TODAY to get the Early Bird Rate of $875 Member/$1400 Non-Member.

Save on hotel accommodations by staying at NAHC's official host hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC. 

Book your hotel room to secure the discounted NAHC room rate of $249.00. 

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With the future of Medicare at stake, now more than ever, NAHC members must join their forces and work together. It’s vital that they connect with legislators face-to-face and share the stories that only hospice and home care providers can. Washington, DC, is the center of action and the best place for NAHC to make an impact.

To view the latest information on Education Sessions offered at the Annual Meeting, click here.

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Home Care Medicaid Fraud Developments in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Illinois

The National Council on Medicaid Home Care, a NAHC affiliate, recently reported on developments in home care Medicaid fraud, including:

  1. An alleged fraud by family caregivers in Louisiana;
  2. A conviction of a caregiver in Massachusetts; and
  3. An update on alleged caregiver fraud, beneficiary fraud, and reform efforts in Illinois.

Below are updates on these three issues in particular.

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