Home Health Line Breaking News
09/17/2019
Four new fact sheets have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to aid a discussion between patients and providers about pain management options and possible risks of opioid medication.
09/17/2019
A licensed occupational therapist was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for accessing private health and residence information of at least 1,900 patients and burglarizing 13 homes in north central Iowa, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
09/17/2019
A report from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommends using Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Data (CERT) to identify “high-risk” home health agencies to help reduce improper payments and agency error rates.
09/10/2019
The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) is scheduled to begin in Ohio on Sept. 30, but agencies must make their choice selection by Sept. 15.
09/10/2019
Several states are running behind on implementation of a national background check program covering home health agencies and hospice providers, among others.
09/10/2019
CMS has issued blanket waivers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.
08/30/2019
A patient recruiter was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks and three counts of receipt of health care kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
08/30/2019
Learn about the new Medicare cards and the Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) during an upcoming open door forum. CMS is hosting the open door forum Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.
08/30/2019
In the August refresh of Hospice Compare, providers nationwide scored 86.4% on the “Hospice and palliative care composite process measure.”
08/26/2019
Payment rates for hospice care, the hospice cap amount, and the hospice wage index updates finalized in the 2020 hospice payment rule will take effect Oct. 1, and CMS has released a transmittal and MLN matters article on the changes.

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