Home Health Line Breaking News
09/04/2020
Data from a recent study of Medicare home health cost reports supports the case that the home health industry didn’t respond with the behavioral adjustments that CMS predicted prior to PDGM. And agencies have experienced increased challenges due to the public health emergency (PHE) that CMS should consider when finalizing the 2021 payment rule.
09/04/2020
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule governing the agency's release and maintenance of guidance documents.
09/04/2020
Agencies should consider an alternative dispute resolution process offered by the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) to get through the backlog of appeals.
 
 
 
08/31/2020
Waivers that have been in place for the COVID-19 pandemic are available for health care providers during the Hurricane Laura public health emergency (PHE).
08/31/2020
The National Government Services (NGS) supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) announcements that suggest Medicare patients get their flu and pneumonia shots.
08/31/2020
CMS released additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Medicare providers regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Provider Relief fund and Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program payments.
08/24/2020
On August 17, 2020, CMS stated that “it will resume routine inspections of all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers to improve the safety and quality of life of patients and residents,” according to a CMS press release.
08/24/2020
A recently released bulletin provides state agencies and other interested stakeholders with information about available federal resources that may help patients in rural areas remain in their homes.
08/24/2020
CMS recently posted a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Home Health PPS Grouper Software.
08/13/2020
CMS has announced a policy allowing issuers to offer temporary premium reductions for those with 2020 coverage in the individual and small group markets.

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