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that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a component of government that performs a given function

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an administrative unit of government

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the state of being in action or exerting power

the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

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Assessing your home health agency to see how the transition will impact your billing process—will it slow your billing process down?
In those states and others, CMS should increase monitoring of home health services, be tougher about paying what appear to be unusual bills, and take steps to prevent Medicare from paying bills that appear to be affected by three specific types of errors, Levinson says in a report summarizing the findings of investigators at the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) on inappropriate and questionable Medicare home health agency billing.
If a patient needs followup nursing and no home health agency will accept the patient, the patient will have one of the following three choices: (a) placement in a skilled nursing facility (if the patient qualifies), Co) continued hospitalization on a transitional care unit or a medical-surgical unit, or (c) discharge to home in the care of family or friends with the risk of insufficient medical supervision.
TABLE 1 MEDICARE/TYPE OF BENEFIT Fiscal year 1995 benefit payments in millions Total HI (Part A) $113,403 Inpatient Hospital 87,512 Skilled Nursing Facility 9,142 Home Health Agency 14,895 Hospice 1,854 Total SMI (Part B) 63,482 Physician/other Suppliers 40,376 Outpatient Hospital 14,576 Home Health Agency 166 Group Practice Prepayment 6,297 Independent Laboratory 2,067 Percent distribution Total HI (Part A) 100 Inpatient Hospital 77.
The hospital now leases rooms off-site for its business office and home health agency.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-November 9, 2015-HealthSouth acquires CareSouth home health agency
NASDAQ: AFAM) has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the Medicare-certified home health agency owned by Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association in New Jersey, the company said.
The Ensign Group which is also the holding company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitative care, home health care, hospice and urgent care firms said it has inked a deal to acquire the operations behind nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a home health agency and private home care business from Shea Family Care, a San Diego-based company that provides post-acute healthcare services.
We've also added a Medicare-certified home health agency, a 5,000-square-foot pharmacy, a general store and gift shop, a child care center licensed for 150 children and a regional bank branch.
Nursing facilities perform an important function in keeping costs down, says Jeffrey Burl, MD, medical director for Fallon Community Health Plan of Worcester, Massachusetts, a PACE program that contracts with three nursing homes and a home health agency.
A patient treated in hospital by a primary care physician, three subspecialists in three different medical practices, and then at home by home health care, will probably receive bills from at least each physician, the hospital, and the home health agency, not to mention anesthesiologists, radiologists, and referral laboratories that performed analyses of tissue.