Home Health Line Breaking News
08/07/2020
The deadline for use of the renewed Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN), Form CMS-R-131 (exp. 6/30/2023) will be extended due to COVID-19.
08/07/2020
There was an error on the home health agency provider preview reports and the quality of patient care star rating preview reports that were posted on June 25, 2020.
08/06/2020
At-home COVID-19 testing may be made available in order to allow for a greater numbers of people to be tested in less time.
08/03/2020
CMS released preliminary Medicare COVID-19 snapshot data that focus on Medicare claims. The data show an elevated risk for seniors with underlying health conditions.
08/03/2020
 PEPPERs for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2019 will be delivered to home health agencies on August 12, 2020.
08/03/2020
CMS has released a checklist to help providers counsel patients who are self-isolating after they are tested for COVID-19 and prior to the onset of symptoms, CMS said in a news alert.
07/31/2020
The final 2021 hospice payment rule, released today, moves forward with CMS’ plans for the hospice election statement and addendum with changes effective Oct. 1, 2020.
07/27/2020
A recent OIG report suggests that the MACs could be recouping money they believe was incorrectly paid for home health episodes that ended with five to seven visits, slightly above the LUPA thresholds in PPS.
07/27/2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on testing for SARS-CoV-2.
07/27/2020
Congress allocated funding to eligible health care providers to reimburse them for health care related expenses or lost revenue attributed to COVID-19.

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