Home Health Line Breaking News
03/17/2019
CMS has posted the audio recording and transcript from its Feb. 12 call about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
03/17/2019
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is once again recommending a 5% Medicare base payment rate reduction for home health agencies. 
03/16/2019
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.
03/13/2019
CMS isn't quite ready to outline the order in which states other than Illinois will participate in the review choice demonstration.
03/10/2019
CMS has posted training materials for the recent home heath quality reporting program in-person "Train the Trainer" event for home health agencies.
 
03/09/2019
CMS has posted its updated Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual in order to tweak the emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers.
03/08/2019
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.
03/05/2019
Hospices can now view updated provider preview reports and CAHPS Survey provider preview reports.
03/02/2019
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. 
03/01/2019
CMS' review choice demonstration has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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