Home Health Line Breaking News
06/22/2020
Chapter 11 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual (Pub 100-04) has been updated by CMS with the new Transmittal 1073/Change Request (CR) 11807.
06/19/2020
Direct financial assistance is being provided by the American Nurses Foundation to registered nurses in need through non-profit Nurses House, Inc.
06/15/2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans on June 2 to change some of the innovation center models to account for the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
06/15/2020
On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published FAQs and answers concerning the use of cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators in the workplace due to COVID-19.
06/08/2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a batch of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQs.
06/08/2020
Updated Hospice Item Set (HIS) provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey provider preview reports are now available, as posted on the CMS website.
06/08/2020
The Improving Care in Home Health Agencies Act has been presented to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22, allowing for verbal physician orders.
06/01/2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing a SARS-COV-2 reference panel for the evaluation of diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The panels safeguard the quality of the tests and validation of new assay.
05/29/2020
CMS released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare fee-for-service billing.
05/21/2020
Two new studies show steam can effectively decontaminate medical masks including the N95 respirator mask.

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