Home Health Line Breaking News
CMS recently updated information for hospice providers on the key dates on refreshes of Care Compare through August 2022.
CMS is reminding hospices about creating an effective plan of care, noting a 2019 report from the Office of Inspector General that found most hospices have at least one deficiency in their quality of care.
Plans to test a shorter, web-based version of the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAPHS) survey are expected to be published in the Federal Registry on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.
A CMS proposal would make it easier for Medicaid home care workers and person care assistants to obtain health insurance, training and other benefits customary for full-time employees.
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.


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