Regulatory Compliance
03/20/2017
Many agencies nationwide have made major strides to prepare for patient rights changes within the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But most have a long way to go, if responses to HHL’s Final CoPs Survey are any indication.
03/20/2017
The patient rights requirement within the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will force agencies to make many changes to existing documentation.
03/20/2017
Although there have been many efforts by home care associations to delay pre-claim reviews, so far there is no sign of stoppage. Florida agencies should urgently prepare for the April 1 start date for their state’s reviews.
03/20/2017
When preparing for pre-claim reviews, agencies should ensure three key things are sound within every patient’s clinical record.
03/20/2017
Home health employees should query a physician with a question that shows they’ve done the work of going through the record and compiling relevant clinical information so all they need is for the physician to confirm or further specify the diagnosis.
03/20/2017
To lease or not to lease? That’s a question larger agencies — particularly those with rural clientele who are spread out over larger distances — may want to consider.
03/20/2017
The Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released Feb. 6, neither repeals nor replaces the law popularly known as Obamacare.
03/17/2017
View the following additional Q&As from Angelo Spinola.
03/13/2017
One agency’s experiences during a recent probe review might reassure others that the use of maintenance therapy has become more accepted by Medicare Administrator Contractors (MACs).
03/13/2017
Integrating home health aides into the patient care team may be new for some agencies, but it’s a positive step toward having the full interdisciplinary group work to improve patient outcomes.

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