Home Health Line Breaking News
05/28/2024
These cases accounted for 40% of incidents in the home care setting, according to the 2023 Sentinel Event Data Annual Report, released May 15.
05/23/2024
The conviction on 23 counts related to overbilling for hospice patients for expensive General Inpatient services and for multiple counts related to manipulating Medicare billing codes despite such services being medically unnecessary or despite their inclusion in the daily hospice benefit his agency was already paid for.  
05/22/2024
The updated guidance addresses agencies whose policies require an RN to perform the non-billable nursing assessment for therapy-only cases. 
05/21/2024
CMS will update home health agencies on new claim coding requirements and upcoming Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) resources.
05/17/2024
The woman, who worked as a nurse at multiple hospitals and home health companies, was accused of incorrectly taking out stitches from a patient’s wound, leading to an infection.
05/17/2024
The demonstration will continue in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
05/17/2024
The demonstration will continue in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
05/14/2024
The revisions include guidance on recommending and imposing alternative sanctions for home health agencies and hospice enforcement remedies.
05/13/2024
A letter from Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked CMS to “consider the value home health care provides to the Medicare program and its beneficiaries.”
05/10/2024
A Texas hospice provider was accused of submitting false claims and knowingly retaining overpayments for hospice patients who were not terminally ill.

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