Home Health Line
10/31/2019
New guidance from CMS provides direction on which codes should be included on M1021 (Primary diagnosis) and M1023 (Other diagnoses).
 
10/31/2019
Coders now have some guidance on how to capture health care encounters and deaths related to e-cigarette, vaping or product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
10/31/2019
Agencies should analyze the way they operate and take a team approach to making key adjustments now in order to prepare for implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on Jan. 1, 2020.
 
10/31/2019
Make efforts to ensure all staff receive the flu vaccine and re-educate them on best practices around influenza-specific infection prevention steps. Do this to better ensure employee productivity and positive patient outcomes this flu season.
10/31/2019
CMS has delayed implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) in Texas, North Carolina and Florida.
10/31/2019
Days after the Oct. 15 release of October 2019 quarterly OASIS Q&As, CMS has removed one of the questions and re-released the Q&A document.
10/31/2019
While nearly 85% of agencies have already started preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), only 5.6% say they are completely prepared, according to the 125 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2019 Home Health Clinician Productivity Survey. 
 

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