Home Health Line
09/16/2021
Agencies are failing to equip staff with the right education and competency reviews around infection control, and it’s getting noticed in agency surveys.
09/16/2021
As surveys start to ramp up with a focus on infection control, it’s important to prep your staff for the questions that they could be asked so that they are fully armed to articulate your processes and support your agency’s compliance efforts.
09/16/2021
Opposition to changes to the home health payment system took center stage in many comments on the 2022 home health proposed rule.
09/16/2021
Even though the public health emergency continues, your compliance efforts should be back to business-as-usual as CMS resumes a major piece of its audit reviews.
09/16/2021
This table breaks down the profit margins for each of the PDGM clinical groups and includes more than five million 30-day periods in 2020. The values are based on a national standardized net margin using CMS revenues and costs.
09/02/2021
Agencies should monitor the COVID-19 vaccine status of all employees and prepare for potential government mandates and the impact that could have on staffing.
09/02/2021
Agencies that are transitioning into full participation in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) model should be sure to define a streamlined process of gathering and submitting data.
09/02/2021
As the federal push increases for COVID-19 vaccinations — particularly among Medicare beneficiaries that may be more susceptible to hospitalization or death — CMS has made changes that will make it easier for providers to administer the vaccine, particularly at home.
09/02/2021
Hospice providers need to ensure compliance with quality reporting program requirements to avoid penalties that will double under the FY 2022 Hospice PPS Final Rule.
09/02/2021
As Medicare Advantage (MA) patients increase and Medicare dollars shrink, agencies are turning to MA plans as a way to diversify in 2022. The key to success with MA plans is managing contracts, but this continues to be something that many agencies struggle with.

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