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About Lu Post

Lu Post is President and Founder of Home Care Institute. She has over 25 years of home care and hospice experience, largely in senior leadership and educational roles. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience in the field of educational technology and instructional design. Ms. Post has a Master's of Nursing degree from Emory University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Master’s of Education with a focus on Instructional Design and Technology-Based Learning.

June 2016

Medicare Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

By | 2018-02-15T13:36:02+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Billing, Industry Updates - Home Health, Lu's Blog|

Despite concerns from the home health industry about the burden of a prior authorization requirement and how it will restrict access to care, CMS will move forward with a three-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration for home health agencies in five states as published to the rule posted in the Federal Register on June 8, 2016.

May 2016

FY2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update

By | 2018-02-15T17:41:26+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Industry Updates - Hospice|

As mandated by Section 3004(c) of the Affordable Care Act, Hospices have been collecting 7 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) measures using the Hospice Item Set (HIS) since July 1, 2014. On April 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, which includes the addition of two new quality measures.