Home Health Line Breaking News
Employers in home health care services added 5,900 jobs in November, continuing a climb for the industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
There were no additions to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program included on the list, released Dec. 5, 2023.
The rest of the top five were no plan of care or certification, medical necessity not supported and unable to determine medical necessity due to OASIS not being submitted.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, these claims will use Type of Bill 032x only. Disposable NPWT claims that use Type of Bill 034x will be returned to the provider, CMS notes in the updates.
Hospice visits in the last days of life (HVLDL) dropped from 49.2% in the Nov. 2022 refresh to 47.9% in the latest refresh.
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The employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying the additional half-time rate for hours over 40 in a workweek, and failed to maintain records of hours worked by the affected workers, according to the DOL.
The call will include new quality reporting program resources for home health and hospice, including updates on public reporting.
Starting Jan. 1, 2024, claims for the separate payment amount of an applicable disposable NPWT device will be submitted using TOB 032x.
New requirements for physician enrollment or opt-out status will take effect on May 1, 2024.


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