Home Health Line Breaking News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 infection control guidance for health care settings, including home health.
The bipartisan legislation would create thecommission to assess and provide regular reporting to Congress on service delivery, financing, workforce adequacy and other issues to increase seniors’ access to affordable long-term care services.
Any requirement in the CMS Conditions of Participation will naturally remain in place, as will standards or elements of performance that are tied to OSHA regulations or NFPA codes and standards.
CMS has scheduled the next open door forum for home health and hospice providers at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
CMS has released a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on accessing healthcare and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities provided in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
The charges of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering each provide for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Charges of conspiracy to pay kickbacks, make false statements and make false statement in health care matter each provide for a sentence of up to five years in prison.
CMS has released an updated version of the Expanded HHVBP Model Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), with new answers to provider questions.
In a month that saw noticeable gains across the health care sector, home health care services reported a loss of 1,800 jobs.
Two post-acute providers recently paid fines to resolve allegations that they violated the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by submitting claims for services provided by unlicensed individuals.
A new poll of Medicare beneficiaries released by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare last month found 88% believe it is important for Congress to pass legislation that would prevent CMS’ proposed cuts to Medicare home health services.


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