Home Health Line Breaking News
CMS will now pay for the administration of booster shots for all three of the COVID-19 vaccines after FDA and CDC approval for Moderna and J&J vaccines last week, including an additional payment for administering the vaccine in the patient’s home.
A new transmittal to MACs issued Oct. 21, 2021, notes the manual updates for clarification on the election statement addendum requirements.
by: A.J. Plunkett
The order is effective through January 16, 2022, unless it is rescinded earlier.
Due to a number of inquiries about HIPPS code requirements, Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS is reminding providers of a change under PDGM that has impacted no-pay RAPS and final claims in 2021.
A new study by PHI National and the University of California San Francisco found that “an immeasurably small number” of displaced workers during the second quarter of 2020 were re-employed into direct care.
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) recently announced the recipient of its 2021 research grant.
The Home Health Research Grant is now accepting submissions for research proposals seeking 2022 funding, which will help advance home health care and may seek to improve care delivery at home through quality and innovation.
Those working in healthcare should not expect many more fully risk-based payment models from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Officials will share updates on new claims-based measures included in the HQRP as part of the FY2022 Hospice Final Rule.
CMS should develop and share more information on COVID-19 infection prevention and control best practices that home health providers can use to comply with requirements and guidance, according to a new report from the OIG.


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