Regulatory Compliance
02/27/2017

Make sure your agency’s emergency preparedness plans include protection against cyberattacks such as hacking and ransomware.

02/27/2017

The first recovery audit contractor (RAC) dedicated solely to home health, hospice and durable medical equipment (DME) is in the midst of hosting outreach sessions for providers — and that is sending a loud, clear and worrisome message that reviews are coming soon.

02/27/2017

Home health and private duty agencies may find a more pro-employer U.S. Supreme Court if Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed.

02/27/2017

If your agency is creating its first-ever Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) program following the Jan. 13 release of the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), it should get to work right away.

02/21/2017
The first recovery audit contractor (RAC) dedicated solely to home health, hospice and durable medical equipment (DME) is in the midst of hosting outreach sessions for providers — and that is sending a loud, clear and worrisome message that reviews are coming soon.
02/20/2017

It’s a best practice to keep your employees informed about any travel and immigration restrictions that President Donald Trump’s administration puts in place in the coming years, immigration attorneys contend.

02/20/2017

Home health agencies now can choose to offer patients free or discounted transportation to receive medically necessary items and services, such as a doctor’s visit or a trip to the pharmacy.

02/20/2017

Home health pre-claim reviews and prior authorization for durable medical equipment (DME) providers were on the initial agenda for CMS to address during its home health, hospice and DME open door forum Feb. 8.

02/20/2017

President Donald Trump’s Jan. 30 executive order requiring removal of two regulations for every new one issued may not have much impact on the big rules CMS puts out, such as the home health PPS rule — but, ironically, a lot will come down to what a little-known federal office decides about it.              

02/20/2017

The U.S. Senate on Feb. 10 approved Rep. Tom Price to oversee HHS.

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