Archives for Uncategorized

IDOH Point of Care Testing & Provider Relief Package Phase 3

September brought about many developments on the COVID – 19 front.  Below we have outlined some of the important information regarding the Indiana Department of Health’s requirements for Point of Care Testing and you’ll also find links to important resources.  Plus we have updated information on Phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll work to find the answers.   Dan Kenyon dkenyon@leadingageindiana.org Point of Care Testing Point-of-care testing for SARS-CoV-2 has become an increasing testing methodology for diagnosing patients with COVID-19 in a variety of settings. To
Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.

Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 media@hhs.gov Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General Distribution allocation, providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments will be invited to apply for additional funding that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus.
Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.

Latest State & Federal Hospice News

FY 2021 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule The new rule can be found here and a fact sheet can found here. Of note – the modified election statement and addendum requirements were finalized by CMS and will be effective for hospice admissions effective October 1, 2020. The market basket was updated by 2.4% and the FY2021 cap amount is $30,683.93. The 5% cap on wage index decreases due to changes in OMB area delineations was also finalized for FY 2021.   The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at in.gov/medicaid/providers on July 28,
Read More

Categories: Articles, Hospice, and Uncategorized.