Home Health Line Breaking News
CMS has posted the audio recording and transcript from its Feb. 12 call about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is once again recommending a 5% Medicare base payment rate reduction for home health agencies. 
by: Post-Acute Advisor
Six months after a final rule created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is published in the Federal Register, health care facilities, including in-patient hospice, nursing, skilled nursing and inpatient hospital facilities will face a number of changes when it comes to managing pharmaceuticals considered to be hazardous waste.
CMS isn't quite ready to outline the order in which states other than Illinois will participate in the review choice demonstration.
CMS has posted training materials for the recent home heath quality reporting program in-person "Train the Trainer" event for home health agencies.
CMS has posted its updated Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual in order to tweak the emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this week announced a proposed rule that would raise the minimum salary level required for employees to be exempt from overtime.
Hospices can now view updated provider preview reports and CAHPS Survey provider preview reports.
The owner of a Miami-based home health care services company has been sentenced to prison for his role in an $8.6 million health care fraud scheme, according to a Feb. 27 release from the Department of Justice. 
CMS' review choice demonstration has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


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