Home Health Line Breaking News
10/19/2020
With Election Day just two weeks away, employers need to make sure they’re providing time off to vote, if it is required under state or local laws.
10/19/2020
U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Florida, and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, wrote letters to CMS administrator Seema Verma about the behavioral assumption rate reduction to home health payments.
10/19/2020
A home health care company and its owners must “pay back $3.1 M to resolve allegations that they falsely billed the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth),” according to an October 16, 2020, press release from attorney general Maura Healey.  
10/12/2020
CMS released the new home health cost report forms in a transmittal released on October 2.
10/12/2020
CMS is waiving requirements for large-scale emergency preparedness testing for agencies that have activated their emergency plans during the public health emergency (PHE).
10/12/2020
The draft hospice item set manual V3.0 is now available in the downloads section of the Hospice Item Set (HIS) webpage.
10/05/2020
CMS revised change request (CR) 11855 clarifying rules around the 5-day RAP submission requirement to prevent payment delays starting in January.
10/05/2020
On September 30, 2020, the U.S. Senate approved a continuing resolution (CR) that would delay the recoupment of Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments, according to CMS.
09/28/2020
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services alerted health care providers about the Taidoor Malmare that is being used by the Chinese government, according to a Malware Analysis Report (MAR).
09/28/2020
An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first serology (antibody) point-of-care (POC) test for COVID-19 was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 23, 2020.

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