Home Health Line Breaking News
01/31/2023
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to be extended one more time to May 11, according to a statement by the White House on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
01/30/2023
The Better Care Better Jobs Act would increase payment rates to promote recruitment and retention of direct care workers, increase wages and develop and update training opportunities, according to supporters.
01/30/2023
Revisions to Appendix M and complementary revisions to the CMS Hospice Basic Surveyor Training will equip surveyors from all surveying entities to focus on the quality of care and facilitate consistency, according to CMS.
01/30/2023
RCD does not include a separate appeal process for a non-affirmed pre-claim review decision, according to Palmetto.
01/23/2023
Agencies soon could see more automated rejections as CMS updates its claims processing system to correct a pandemic-era blind spot that was requiring manual review by MACs.
01/23/2023
CMS has created new 10-15 minute training videos for providers that focus on commonly cited deficiencies.
01/23/2023
Four national hospice organizations have called on CMS and Congress to strengthen hospice program integrity through key legislative and regulatory changes.
01/17/2023
CMS provides further guidance on answering N0415 (High-risk drug classes: use and indication) — an item that has raised a lot of questions for clinicians in the early days of OASIS-E. This new information was part of 13 answers in the first quarter OASIS Q&As, released Jan. 17.
01/16/2023
“The majority of the claims being returned are provider billing error and need to be corrected,” the MACs noted in their message to agencies.
01/13/2023
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted unanimously Jan. 12 to recommend that Congress cut home health payment rates by 7% in 2024.

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