Home Health Line Breaking News
11/11/2019
CMS has re-released an MLN Matter article to confirm the decision to suppress payments associated with requests for anticipated payment (RAPs) for new agencies also impacts existing agencies that have undergone a change of ownership.
11/11/2019
CMS in its latest quarterly OASIS Q&As provided agencies with additional guidance about how to respond to GG items capturing information on prior device use, self-care and mobility.
11/04/2019
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) on Oct. 28.
11/04/2019
CMS will hold its next home health, hospice and durable medical equipment open door forum at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 6.
11/04/2019
The number of agencies achieving five stars in the quality of care ratings dropped slightly in the October 2019 refresh of Home Health Compare.
10/31/2019
CMS has eased off of plans to implement an 8.01% decrease in agencies’ payments due to changes it anticipates agencies will make in response to the new model.
10/28/2019
The deadline is fast approaching for providers to comment on several new codes and revisions proposed for implementation Oct. 1, 2020
10/28/2019
The Joint Commission is seeking continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for home health agencies that wish to participate in Medicare or Medicaid programs.
10/28/2019
The Utilization Review Accreditation Commission is seeking to become a national accrediting organization for suppliers of home infusion therapy services that wish to participate in the Medicare program.
10/22/2019
Starting in January 2020, Medicare-enrolled nurse practitioners in Maryland will be allowed to certify home health services as part of the Medicare Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model.

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