Home Health Line Breaking News
Industry leaders are celebrating the introduction of the Choose Home Care Act of 2021. The legislation proposes a new add-on to the Medicare Home Health benefit that would allow extended care services for eligible Medicare patients following discharge from the hospital.
CMS will be hostiong a forum on changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program included in the hopsice payment final rule.
Hospice providers will be facing new star ratings on Care Compare, according to FY 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate final rule released by CMS on July 29, 2021.
The OIG is calling for Palmetto GBA to refund $17,513 to hospices and attempt to collect $545,639 in overpayments after an audit of the Medicare contractor’s policy around overpayments in lookback years.
Providers should follow three steps in securing their Medicare enrollment information.
CMS answers questions about the 5-day assessment time frame and assessing ambulation at the start of care in the recently released OASIS Q&As.
Due to the public health emergency, agencies in the two states have been able to participate in a “phased-in” approach, participating in pre-claim review on a voluntary basis.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector is reviewing telehealth use during the pandemic with an eye on building the blueprint for “telehealth 2.0,” according to Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced plans for an analysis of home health agencies’ emergency communication plans, looking at “strengths and challenges ensuring continuity of care during disasters.”
The Hospice Quarterly Update for the second quarter of 2021 is now available from CMS.


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